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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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When a hundred scholars and ethicists signed a petition that read, "As Christian ethicists, we share a common moral presumption against a preemptive war on Iraq by the United States," Elshtain argued the opposite, publishing the book Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World in 2003.
The situation is compounded when the ethicist is in a position of power inferior to the science PI.
Additionally, the company said that Kaminer will continue to write The Times's City Critic column that explores the urban experience for the Metropolitan section and she replaces the current ethicist, Randy Cohen who is leaving the magazine to pursue a new radio show.
It is of interest to note that some principle-based ethicists regard natural moral law, not as reason's understanding of divine law, but as analogous to the physical laws of science.
The growing gulf between patients requiring organ transplants and the number of persons willing to give them is spurring some ethicists to call for new--and sometimes radical--ways to encourage donations.
In calling for full health disclosure, Chairwoman Leslie Conejo joined a growing chorus of ethicists and political analysts who said Gallegly's most recent announcement raises more questions than it answers.
It is impossible not to note here that, with the word "science," the profession of ethicist benefits from an air of secular respectability.
Finally, in Part IV, I analyze specific types of liability to which a clinical ethicist could be exposed for her involvement in an individual case consultation.
And, as Peter Berkowitz has written, someone who presents himself to the world as an ethicist is supposed to have thought through the practical consequences of his ethics.
As a Christian theologian and ethicist I don't dare propose that we can make total sense of the evil that occurred.
They were published in the Annals of Neurology last spring, and an accompanying editorial by a medical ethicist stressed their importance, especially in light of changing views on the ethics of placebo-controlled trials as detailed in the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki.
ISSUE: Should an ethicist be allowed to testified in a medical malpractice case?