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Moral Conflict and Moral Deficiency

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect

Second edition

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780192624086
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723728 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0008
Moral Conflict and Moral Deficiency

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Conflict can occur within the team dealing with patient care, and between professional and patient opinion on treatment. This chapter suggests ways of dealing with both kinds of conflict. Deficiencies can arise in patient care, either through incompetence or rudeness or the pursuit of vested interests. The difficulties of dealing with deficiencies are acknowledged and tactful ways of dealing with them are outlined.

Keywords: moral conflict; anticipating problems; compromise; moral deficiencies classified

Chapter.  3874 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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