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A long shadow: Nazi doctors, moral vulnerability and contemporary medical culture
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    When medicine descends into darkness from the long shadow of the past
    • Mohamed Y Rady, Consultant
    • Other Contributors:
      • Joseph L. Verheijde and Michael Potts

    Colaianni cautions that "the long shadow of Nazi medicine" can engulf the current practice of medicine because of thriving "moral vulnerabilities in contemporary medical culture" (1). We add to the list of moral vulnerabilities: the integration of "principlism" as the dominant, if not the exclusive, ethical model of decision making in clinical medicine and healthcare policy. Although Beauchamp and Childress (the main p...

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