Facts Alone Will Not Suffice for Bioethics

Facts Alone Will Not Suffice for Bioethics SYMPOSIUM Democratic Professionalism: Sharing Authority in Civic Life Facts Alone Will Not Suffice for Bioethics Arthur L. Caplan Albert W. Dzur political, media and policy debate. What bioethics needs, he When you get old enough as a practitioner in any field young argued, is a beefing up of the shabby empirical foundation it now people seek your advice about what they should do if they want relies upon for its normative and policy claims. to do what you do. Given that my age seems to be increasing The only way for bioethics to flourish, to paraphrase Emanuel's exponentially, this has been happening to me with increasing key contention, is if bioethicists spend less time in public places, frequency. Undergraduates, high school students, medical stumore time mastering quantitative methods and publishing empirdents, those pursuing degrees in law and nursing and even those ically grounded research on topics such as informed consent and interested in a mid-career change have been asking me what they surrogate decision-making at the end-of-life in peer-reviewed need to do if they want to pursue a career in bioethics. journals. He also went on to add that he did not find any merit in I have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

Facts Alone Will Not Suffice for Bioethics

The Good Society, Volume 19 (1) – Jul 22, 2010

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SYMPOSIUM Democratic Professionalism: Sharing Authority in Civic Life Facts Alone Will Not Suffice for Bioethics Arthur L. Caplan Albert W. Dzur political, media and policy debate. What bioethics needs, he When you get old enough as a practitioner in any field young argued, is a beefing up of the shabby empirical foundation it now people seek your advice about what they should do if they want relies upon for its normative and policy claims. to do what you do. Given that my age seems to be increasing The only way for bioethics to flourish, to paraphrase Emanuel's exponentially, this has been happening to me with increasing key contention, is if bioethicists spend less time in public places, frequency. Undergraduates, high school students, medical stumore time mastering quantitative methods and publishing empirdents, those pursuing degrees in law and nursing and even those ically grounded research on topics such as informed consent and interested in a mid-career change have been asking me what they surrogate decision-making at the end-of-life in peer-reviewed need to do if they want to pursue a career in bioethics. journals. He also went on to add that he did not find any merit in I have

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