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Science and Problem Solving Techniques

Writing Project


In the end, we each must find a model which works for us - a system which enables us to face, evaluate and make the hard choices now and down the road. Ideally, practicing on situations which mimic life will provide a level of comfort and make the real dilemmas less anxiety provoking. We need to feel what our limits are, accept that others may be guided by different values and perspectives, and respect that most people already have their own internal standards for ethical behavior.

* Copies of the this journal article are available.

Hundert, Edward M.D., "A Model for Ethical Problem Solving in Medicine, With Practical Applications." The American Journal of Psychiatry 144:7, July 1987.

An additional reference if you are interested in the subject of ethics:

Young, Ernle, Alpha and Omega, Ethics at the Frontier of Life and Death, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1989. Ernle Young is Professor of Medical Ethics and Chaplain at Stanford University Medical Center. This book provides fascinating case histories while exploring the complex problems surrounding medical care using expensive high-tech equipment.

For their valuable insight and thoughtful suggestions, the author wishes to thank:

Nicholas H. Ney, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences
Ernle W.D. Young, Ph.D.
Clincial Professor
Medical Ethics (Pediatrics)
Stanford University School of Medicine

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