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The trouble with do-gooders: the example of suicide.

Abstract:
This paper describes the concept of a do-gooder: a person who does unwanted good. It illustrates why doing-good is a problem and argues that patients should not be compelled to do what is best. It shows the ways in which doctors covertly do-good and offers a critique of these. The discussion focuses on the example of the treatment of patients who attempt suicide.
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10.1136/jme.23.2.108

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
108-115
Publication date:
1997-04-01
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Language:
English
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pubs:192576
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uuid:68940b16-fae3-49ad-b3ed-e76aa7f0395e
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pubs:192576
Source identifiers:
192576
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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