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Persona y Bioética

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Abstract

TAMBONE, Vittoradolfo  and  GHILARDI, Giampaolo. AN ETHICAL EVALUATION METHODOLOGY FOR CLINICAL CASES. pers.bioét. [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.48-61. ISSN 2027-5382.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5294/PEBI.2016.20.1.5.

In the present article, we introduce an ethical evaluation methodology for clinical cases. Although rejecting proceduralism as a system, we develop a procedure that eventually could be formalized as a flow chart to help carry out an ethical evaluation for clinical cases. We clarify the elements that constitute an ethical evaluation: aim (patient's health), integration (action interconnections), and how the action is performed. We leave aside the aspect of intentions, focusing on the object of a medical action, arguing that the internal aim of a clinical action carries a moral value per se. Our evaluation system takes into account only objects and circumstances and their intrinsic morality, since we are dealing with the evaluation of a clinical case, and not with a personal and complete clinical action.

Keywords : Ethics; ethical evaluation; methodology; moral object; clinical case.

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