Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
This work examines ethical theories of deontology, teleology, internal and external morality as applied in conventional and reflective moral methods towards equilibrium among eight normative values for healthcare including: autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, privacy, confidentiality, veracity and fidelity. Upon critical analysis of conventional and reflective moral praxis's both are found to be insufficient in accommodating value pluralism. This work concludes by outlining a hybrid model for ethical decision making complementing both theories by bringing together conventions and reflection to more effectively guide professional medical practice toward the teleological aim of medicine.
Clinical; Conscience; Conventional; Decisions; Doctor; Making; Morality; Reflective
Philosophy; Political science; Medical sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
If you are the rightful copyright holder of this dissertation or thesis and wish to have the full text removed from Digital Scholarship@UNLV, please submit a request to email@example.com and include clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.
Delap, John Elliot, "A doctor's conscience: Conventional and reflective morality in clinical decision maKing" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2098.