Rich Cases: The Ethics of Thick Description

Authors

  • Dena S. Davis

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    • Dena S. Davis is assistant professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.


Abstract

When cases are described thinly to protect patient confidentiality, they teach us only what we put into them. Thick description, like myth, allows a fuller moral response.

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