Rich Cases: The Ethics of Thick Description
Hastings Center Report
bioethics, thick description, cases in bioethics
Recently, I was led to think about the role of cases in the discipline of bioethics. What functions do cases serve for bioethicists? This article offers three potential roles for cases in bioethics and explores the goal of "thick description."
Dena S. Davis, Rich Cases: The Ethics of Thick Description, 21 Hastings Center Report 12 (July-August 1991)