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The morality of care: case study and review


This case concerns aspects of the treatment of a post-surgical patient in a major public hospital in New Zealand during the author's experiences as a fourth year medical student. This case is used to consider the interlinked ethical issues of sympathy, moral virtue, dignity and how the medical environment can realign these values.

  • Sympathy
  • antipathy
  • virtue
  • dignity
  • vulnerability
  • applied and professional ethics

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