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What should we say?

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Abstract ethics mostly focuses on what we do. One form of action is a speech act. What we say can have profound effects. We can and should choose our words and how we speak wisely. When someone close to us suffers an injury or serious illness, a duty of beneficence requires that we support that person through beneficial words or actions. Though our intentions are most often benign, by what we say we often make the unfortunate person feel worse. Beginning with two personal accounts, this artic...

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10.1136/jme.2005.012781

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics
Volume:
32
Issue:
1
Pages:
7-12
Publication date:
2006-01-05
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
URN:
uuid:2a682961-2ef3-41ea-ad5d-661e9586f39f
Source identifiers:
192442
Local pid:
pubs:192442

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