Critical Analysis 1

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Crittenden 1 Dana Crittenden Critical Analysis #1 February 20 th , 2007 Little White Lies Roger Higgs indirectly describes doctors as deceptive individuals who should not be trusted more than the common citizen. He specifically focuses on “justified lying” in regards to health care professionals. He discusses doctors “have a special dispensation from the usual principles that guide that conduct of our society”. As soon as one begins to agree with this thought, Higgs argues we have no way of deciding where the line should be drawn. Higgs makes a reference to the Hippocratic Oath, outlining that while there are no specific rules stated, it “advises physicians of the danger of telling patients about the nature of their illness”. Not only is it not in the Oath, it is also not found in the more modern medical codes. The first mention of it is in the American Medical Society’s ‘Principles of Ethics’, stating ‘the physician should deal honestly with patients and colleagues and strive to expose those
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