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Current controversies and irresolvable disagreement: the case of Vincent Lambert and the role of ‘dissensus’

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Current controversy
Abstract:

Controversial cases in medical ethics are, by their very nature, divisive. There are disagreements that revolve around questions of fact or of value. Ethical debate may help in resolving those disagreements. However, sometimes in such cases, there are opposing reasonable views arising from deep-seated differences in ethical values. It is unclear that agreement and consensus will ever be possible. In this paper, we discuss the recent controversial case of Vincent Lambert, a French man, diagnos...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/medethics-2019-105622

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3958-8633
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
10
Pages:
631-635
Publication date:
2019-08-08
Acceptance date:
2019-07-12
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Source identifiers:
1032376
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:1032376
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uuid:85ac2ed0-7300-44d6-9133-1d2e47d02bed
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pubs:1032376
Deposit date:
2019-07-16

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