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Obviously, no. Page 7 However, we do owe those practitioner-critics a rationale for bioethics as a distinct discipline. If we grant Siegler and other physician-ethicists the notion that medicine itself is inherently moral 28; that the attending physician bears the full and final responsibility (both technical and moral) rather than the ethics committee or ethicist-consultant (regardless of her being an MD or PhD); that the physician is responsible for embodying in her own person and in her daily practice the ideals of moral medical practice and for instilling by her example in students and residents an awareness of the importance of ethics to clinical practice; if we grant all this to Siegler cum suis, the question remains: Can bioethics be clinical, and if so, why?

Notes 1. Wynen 1988, p. 87. 2. Van der Does de Willebois 1988. 3. For example: Ruddick & Finn 1985; Ten Have 1990. 4. In the introductory article to the new section in the Archives on Internal Medicine, section editor Mark Siegler [1979, p. 941] expressed his concern over the dominance of non-physicians in contemporary bioethics and explains that this new section will be open for articles written by practicing physicians, presenting the views of practicing physicians, and be directed. towards an audience of practicing physicians (although the hope is expressed that the publications will serve as a resource for non-physicians upon which to base their analyses and speculations).

Welie CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY PRESS Omaha, Nebraska Association of Jesuit University Presses Page iv ©1998 by Creighton University Press All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.  120 Page ix Table of Contents Foreword xiii Chapter 1 Bioethics: Critique and Reorientation Introduction 1 Clinical Ethics: Applied or Practical?

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