Center for Bioethics Papers

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December 2006


Decisions are something we all face. Decisions change our lives. As parents, as community members, as professionals, we find ourselves daily in complex situations that require good decision-making. Most decisions impact not only the decision maker, but also a network of others whose lives they affect. For healthcare providers and clinical bioethicists, decisions lie at the heart of daily practice and are particularly challenging as they touch the lives of individuals who are often vulnerable and in need of guidance and clarity.


Postprint version. Published in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2007, pages 114-117.
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Date Posted: 13 March 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.