Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics


Is departing from clinical guidelines always wrong?

Margaret Somerville | 25 November 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: health risks, healthcare ethics, medical ethics
Doctors are not car mechanics with a repair manual that must be followed.


The Hippocratic Oath: quaint relic or solemn vow?

Philip Hawley, Jr | 06 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, Hippocratic Oath, medical ethics, medicine
Many who disparage the classic oath are drawn to the beauty of its virtues


Health care in the Islamic State

Craig Klugman | 10 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ISIS, Islamic State, medical ethics
Medical ethics have been turned upside down for doctors and nurses.


Terri Schiavo family fighting to save teen’s life

Sheila Liaugminas | 06 January 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: definition of death, Jahi McMath, life support, medical ethics, Terri Schiavo


Are we educating doctors to participate in torture?

Craig Klugman | 12 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, medical ethics, torture, war on terror
A recent report has condemned the role that doctors and psychologists played in "enhanced interrogations".


AIDS and medical ethics: a great betrayal

Matthew Hanley | 25 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: HIVAIDS, medical ethics, philosophy
The risk reduction ethic only aims to sanitise and thereby perpetuate hazardous behaviour.


Another ‘miracle recovery’

Sheila Liaugminas | 23 August 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: medical ethics, miraculous recovery
Time is a gift. Especially in a hospital urgent care setting where final determinations are made in more haste these days.


Deny conscience and redefine ethics

Sheila Liaugminas | 19 May 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: advance directives, ethics committees, eugenics, euthanasia, medical ethics, patients rights, Robert George, Terri Schiavo
And still call it health care?


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