Questions of Medical Ethics

Ethical and epistemological quandaries examined

Susan C. C. Hawthorne, Ph.D., is an associate professor of philosophy at St. Catherine University.

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Through words and actions, everyday practices in medicine, psychology, science, and society categorize people. Every grouping, from a refined clinical diagnosis to the crudest stereotype, affects us for better or worse. This blog explores—and sometimes contests—the categories and their consequences.

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