Medical ethics

Tony Hope

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Medical ethics

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Medicine is a moral enterprise as well as a scientific one. It is as important to give reasons for the ethical aspects as it is for the scientific aspects of a decision. The corollary of evidence-based medicine is reason-based ethics.

Two concepts central to many ethical aspects of clinical practice are autonomy and best interests....

Chapter.  5518 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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