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Posted on August 2, 2012 at 11:13 PM

What is the appropriate role for a clinical ethicist, impartial consultant or patient advocate? This question is raised by a newly published Target Article and is hotly debated in commentaries that appear in the August issue of The American Journal of Bioethics.

In addition, this issue also discusses physician responsibility in cases where medical technologies or interventions may result in persons with a different identity than they might have had otherwise. This so-called “non-identity problem” is debated by disability scholars, sociologists, philosopher and others in the August issue.

Take a look around bioethics.net and see what else this month’s issue holds in store for you.

SJM

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