uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Advance Directives and Personal Identity: What Is the Problem?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2012 (English)In: The Journal of medicine and philosophy, ISSN 0360-5310, Vol. 37, no 1, 60-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The personal identity problem expresses the worry that due to disrupted psychological continuity, one person’s advance directive could be used to determine the care of a different person. Even ethicists, who strongly question the possibility of the scenario depicted by the proponents of the personal identity problem, often consider it to be a very potent objection to the use of advance directives. Aiming to question this assumption, I, in this paper, discuss the personal identity problem’s relevance to the moral force of advance directives. By putting the personal identity argument in relation to two different normative frameworks, I aim to show that whether or not the personal identity problem is relevant to the moral force of advance directives, and further, in what way it is relevant, depends entirely on what normative reasons we have for respecting advance directives in the first place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2012. Vol. 37, no 1, 60-73 p.
Keyword [en]
advance directives, medical ethics, normative theory, personal identity
National Category
Ethics
Research subject
Philosophy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-328685DOI: 10.1093/jmp/jhr055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-328685DiVA: diva2:1136880
Available from: 2017-08-29 Created: 2017-08-29 Last updated: 2017-08-29

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text
By organisation
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Ethics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 97 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf