Clinical Bioethics: Identity, Role, Aims.

Paolo Cattorini

Abstract


Clinical bioethics may help ethics to pay deeper attention to the real phenomena of the moral life, with the aid of the psychological tradition, particularly of the psychoanalytic lesson. If we focus on the concrete moral experience of the patient, we recognize that rational justification of moral judgements (that is ethics) does not apply principles in a syllogistic way, but makes abstraction from a living emotional world, which is more rich and concrete than the theoretical precepts and axioms used.


Keywords: Clinical bioethics - Autonomy - Consent - Psychoanalysis - Moral philosophy


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