Ethics Expert Testimony: Against the Skeptics

TitleEthics Expert Testimony: Against the Skeptics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsAgich, GJ, Spielman, BJ
JournalJournal of Medicine and Philosophy
Volume22
Issue4
Pagination381-403
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03605310
KeywordsExpert Witness , MEDICINE
AbstractThere is great skepticism about the admittance of expert normative ethics testimony into evidence. However, a practical analysis of the way ethics testimony has been used in courts of law reveals that the skeptical position is itself based on assumptions that are controversial. We argue for an alternative way to understand such expert testimony. This alternative understanding is based on the practice of clinical ethics.
NotesCover Date: August 1997.Source Info: 22(4), 381-403. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-4. Subject: CLINICAL ETHICS; ETHICS; EXPERT WITNESS; LAWS; TESTIMONY. Update Code: 20110221.
DOI10.1093/jmp/22.4.381
Short TitleEthics Expert Testimony: Against the Skeptics
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