Mary Whelan Carter

University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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  • Mary Whelan Carter
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    ABSTRACT: This article represents an effort to formulate an ethical framework for long-term care with the explicit purpose of providing a catalyst to promote further discourse and expand consideration of what an ethic of long-term care might entail. Grounding the discussion, an introduction to traditional ethical philosophy is presented, focusing mainly on the fundamentals of deontological and teleological ethical theories. Attention then shifts to a review of the more frequently cited principles found in the long-term care ethics literature, followed by a critique of the current reliance upon principlism to resolve ethical dilemmas in long-term care. In response to this criticism, an agent-driven ethical framework stressing dignity and respect for personhood, drawn from the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, is advanced.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2002 · Journal of Aging Studies

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8 Citations
1.12 Total Impact Points

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  • 2002
    • University of Minnesota Duluth
      Duluth, Minnesota, United States