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Philip C. Hebert
Oxford University Press, Don Mills, Ontario, 1996; 220pp; $19.95; ISBN 0-19-541104-8
This book aims to do right. It is such a good idea! A brief book on clinical ethics for the medical trainee that offers an approach to a range of common, everyday, ethical situations. The author, Philip Hebert, is both a PhD bioethicist and a family physician. Having a foot in both camps, he is in an ideal position to pull this book off: by applying ethical principles and concepts to clinical encounters he clarifies and deepens our understanding of its ethical dimensions, while avoiding the kind of philosophical abstruseness that paralyzes action. And all in …