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<i>Medical ‘manners’ on trial</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0040
Medical ‘manners’ on trial

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This chapter presents a 1997 commentary on so-called medical ‘manners’. It argues that as the power of interventions increase, the moral strength of medicine may come to rely on its ‘professional manners’: the extent of self-restraint for the common good exercised by individual practitioners.

Keywords: medical practice; medical research; medical treatments; individual practitioners

Chapter.  1472 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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