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Abstract

The concept of personhood and its relationship to health care has long been examined and debated. The working definition of personhood holds great power over many life-altering decisions, particularly in the realm of medical ethics. This article examines the very idea of personhood, current concept definitions and their impact on society, and poses an alternative view and definition for the concept. The final portion of the manuscript discusses potential areas of affect should the new definition be embraced. Information was gathered via historical research and literature review.

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