Surrogate Decision Making and Intellectual Virtue

Journal of Clinical Ethics 25 (4):291-295 (2014)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Patients can be harmed by a religiously motivated surrogate decision maker whose decisions are contrary to the standard of care; therefore, surrogate decision making should be held to a high standard. Stewart Eskew and Christopher Meyers proposed a two-part rule for deciding which religiously based decisions to honor: (1) a secular reason condition and (2) a rationality condition. The second condition is based on a coherence theory of rationality, which they claim is accessible, generous, and culturally sensitive. In this article, I will propose strengthening the rationality condition by grounding it in a theory of intellectual virtue, which is both rigorous and culturally sensitive.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,038

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

A Mixed Judgment Standard for Surrogate Decision-Making.Nathan Stout - 2022 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 47 (4):540-548.
Helping Surrogate Decision-Makers Through Difficult Conversations.Nico Nortjé - 2018 - Canadian Journal of Bioethics/Revue canadienne de bioéthique 1 (2):89-90.
Dementia and dignity: Towards a new method of surrogate decision making.Elysa R. Koppelman - 2002 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (1):65 – 85.
Epistemic burdens and the incentives of surrogate decision-makers.Parker Crutchfield & Scott Scheall - 2019 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 22 (4):613-621.
Paternalism, supportive decision making and expressive respect.Linda Barclay - 2024 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 27 (1):1-29.
Autonomy, shared agency and prediction.Sungwoo Um - 2022 - Journal of Medical Ethics 48 (5):313-314.
The Medical Surrogate as Fiduciary Agent.Dana Howard - 2017 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 45 (3):402-420.


Added to PP

2 (#1,656,919)

6 months
2 (#725,330)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Gregory Bock
University of Texas At Tyler

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references