Facilitating Feminist Ethics Consultations: A Legal Solution to Encourage Innovative Ethical Analysis

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193240
Title:
Facilitating Feminist Ethics Consultations: A Legal Solution to Encourage Innovative Ethical Analysis
Author:
Wyman, Jamie L
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis aims to make feminist theory an integral part of hospital ethics committee ("HEC") decisionmaking. Specifically, the feminist theories discussed in this thesis prioritize an awareness of social context. The small-scale study conducted for this thesis found that HECs already consider social context to some extent but that they may also be open to more systematic integration. As opposed to courts, HECs provide a space where innovative alternatives (e.g., feminist approaches) to principalist bioethical decisionmaking can be tested. In order to encourage the development of such alternatives, this thesis has proposed a framework for the relationship between courts and HECs so that patients can benefit from the strengths of both entities in ways that have not been possible in the past.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Hospital Ethics Committee; Feminist Ethics; End-of-Life; Health; Legal; Bioethics
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Women's Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Croissant, Jennifer

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleFacilitating Feminist Ethics Consultations: A Legal Solution to Encourage Innovative Ethical Analysisen_US
dc.creatorWyman, Jamie Len_US
dc.contributor.authorWyman, Jamie Len_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to make feminist theory an integral part of hospital ethics committee ("HEC") decisionmaking. Specifically, the feminist theories discussed in this thesis prioritize an awareness of social context. The small-scale study conducted for this thesis found that HECs already consider social context to some extent but that they may also be open to more systematic integration. As opposed to courts, HECs provide a space where innovative alternatives (e.g., feminist approaches) to principalist bioethical decisionmaking can be tested. In order to encourage the development of such alternatives, this thesis has proposed a framework for the relationship between courts and HECs so that patients can benefit from the strengths of both entities in ways that have not been possible in the past.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectHospital Ethics Committeeen_US
dc.subjectFeminist Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectEnd-of-Lifeen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectLegalen_US
dc.subjectBioethicsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWomen's Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairCroissant, Jenniferen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2654en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749657en_US
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