"Double Effect Principle" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Guideline for determining when it is morally permissible to perform an action to pursue a good end with knowledge that the action will also bring about bad results. It generally states that, in cases where a contemplated action has such double effect, the action is permissible only if: it is not wrong in itself; the bad result is not intended; the good result is not a direct causal result of the bad result; and the good result is "proportionate to" the bad result. (from Solomon, "Double Effect," in Becker, The Encyclopedia of Ethics, 1992)
Double Effect Principle
- Double Effect Principle
- Effect Principle, Double
- Principle, Double Effect
- Principles, Double Effect
- Double Effect Doctrine
- Doctrine, Double Effect
- Principle of Double Effect
- Rule of Double Effect
- Effect Rule, Double
- Doctrine of Double Effect
- Effect Doctrine, Double
- Double Effect Rule
- Rule, Double Effect
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Double Effect Principle" by people in Profiles.
Cognitive Bias and Public Health Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA. 2020 Jul 28; 324(4):337-338.
Does the doctrine of double effect apply to the prescription of barbiturates? Syme vs the Medical Board of Australia. J Med Ethics. 2018 04; 44(4):266-269.
Should patients receive general anesthesia prior to extubation at the end of life?. Crit Care Med. 2012 Feb; 40(2):631-3.
Double effect: a useful rule that alone cannot justify hastening death. J Med Ethics. 2011 Jul; 37(7):437-40.
An apology for Socratic bioethics. Am J Bioeth. 2008 Jul; 8(7):3-7.
The antemortem use of heparin in non-heart-beating organ transplantation: a justification based on the paradigm of altruism. J Clin Ethics. 2003 Spring-Summer; 14(1-2):18-25.
Why Oregon matters: death, assisted suicide and the principle of double effect. Med Ethics (Burlingt Mass). 2003; 10(2):4-7.
Recent advances: palliative care. BMJ. 2000 Sep 02; 321(7260):555-8.
Suffering in children at the end of life: recognizing an ethical duty to palliate. J Clin Ethics. 2000; 11(2):157-63.
Palliative options of last resort: a comparison of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, terminal sedation, physician-assisted suicide, and voluntary active euthanasia. JAMA. 1997 Dec 17; 278(23):2099-104.