Decision Making

Bioethicists Don’t Have “The Answers” To Life’s Problems

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC So, which is it? Is ” mainstream bioethics” a “come let us reason together” learned discourse in which respected colleagues explore differing views and ethical outlooks, as some in the movement suggest? Or, is it actually, as I opined in Culture of Death: The Assault […]

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Doctors Should Help Patients Choose, Not Manipulate to Force a Choice

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I am worried that we are going full circle around the bioethical issue informed consent. Where once, patients and families weren’t allowed to decide to stop heroic medical efforts — the dreaded “paternalism,” as it came to be called — today a neo paternalism movement […]

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