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medical ethics

[′med·ə·kəl ′eth·iks]
(medicine)
Principles and moral values of proper medical conduct.
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He stressed on the need to introduce medical ethics in schools, universities and other organizations adding that behavioural change was vital for a balanced society.
When medical ethics curricula first became formalised in the 1980s, the main focus was not on guaranteeing virtuous physicians, but rather on accepting medical ethics education as a formally structured component of the medical curriculum.
Veatch successfully provides a critical reading of the Hippocratic Oath in medical ethics. His volume, however, is more ambitious.
Other issues addressed include the rights of military patients, the ethics of military medical experiments, the development of non-lethal weapons, medical education in the military, and tensions between military service and professional medical ethics.
I found that non-therapeutic neonatal male circumcision violates every principle of medical ethics. Unfortunately, this is not clear to many individuals at Harvard Medical School.
The authors said more political lobbying is needed to stop the force-feeding, and noted that Guantanamo represents a "stain on medical ethics" that will not fade away.
Hippocratic, Religious, and Secular Medical Ethics delineates the many competing voices that become evident in a conflict over hospital policy or medical practice, offering several different ethical frameworks, among them those dealing with human rights.
Addressing a conference on medical ethics, Karzai said Afghanistan was the most backward country of the world in the field of medicine and many Afghans travelled abroad for medical treatment.
"Modern Medical Ethics" is based on a concept derived from various disciplines, including the biomedical sciences, the behavioral sciences, philosophy, religion and law.
Medical Hydrology and balneology as a clinical discipline in practice, uses the principles of medical ethics, which is why my proposal seeks only to some of its clarification and standardization on a global scale.
The foundation of medical ethics was laid at the Hippocrates School (400-300 BC) and since then the idea has revolutionized through different stages.1 The contemporary medical ethics and bioethics today, began after the 2nd world war as a result of contemptible issues in medical research and medical interventions.2,3
The body said it was in breach of article 13 of the medical ethics code, which states: "A doctor must be aware of the repercussions his views can have on the public."

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