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ethicist

 [eth´ĭ-sist]
in health care, a person with graduate education, preferably doctoral, who is expert in bioethics and has broad knowledge in philosophy and medicine or nursing, and whose job it is to help sort through difficult clinical situations to find ethical solutions.
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This paper asks: if the Principal Investigator (PI) of the grant controls the funding of the ethics projects, can ethicists undertake serious, objective reflection and make normative suggestions independently and fearlessly, especially in an economic climate in which reductions in ethics and humanities funding jeopardize other employment?
THE OLD GREEK GODS were not, to put it mildly, practising ethicists, nor did they show any interest in the subject.
The ethicist is not mediating internal conflict between management directors and shareholder directors.
She is not only familiar with the Ethicist column, she helped usher it into the world, and we feel very confident that it is being passed from one good set of hands to another.
Meyers compares ethicists to scientists, who serve truth rather than any particular client.
The second section includes three reflections on the Decalogue in relationship to contemporary society, treating the law "as gift," examining the relationship between biblical law and the origins of democracy, and asking whether the Ten Commandments should be mounted in the public realm (No, says ethicist Nancy Duff).
My friend and fellow ethicist, Richard Thompson, MD, wrote an excellent and readily understandable introduction to principal-based ethics and moral intelligence, the latter being a reclaiming of the traditional "virtue ethics" ("Look What's Happened to Medical Ethics," The Physician Executive, 32(2), March/April 2006).
Journalist Carol Marin moderates a panel that includes ethicist Michael Josephson and David Kaczynski, who struggled with issues of law and family loyalty before turning in his brother, ``Unabomber'' Ted Kaczynski.
In addition to being "overworked and overwhelmed" as one ethicist put it, IRB members must endure what amounts to begrudging tolerance among researchers.
Life Support is the story of Katherine Doone, played by Aisling O'Sullivan, who works as a clinical ethicist in a busy Glasgow hospital.
Julian Savulescu, an ethicist at the Murdoch Institute for Genetics Research in Melbourne supports the AAS position.
WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- American Life League president Judie Brown cited as "reprehensible" ethicist Arthur Caplan's comments regarding an estimated 50,000 frozen embryos in the nation's in vitro fertilization banks.