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Ethical decision-making isn’t always a thrilling topic. It tends to get pushed onto the back burner, because it seems like common sense. It seems like something that’s straightforward and that time might be better spent addressing other parts of medicine, from basic sciences to surgery techniques. 600 more words
New at e3ne.org, I take up Peter Singer’s argument that we in affluent societies have far-reaching duties to aid the global poor, possibly to the extent of bringing ourselves down almost to their level. 117 more words
Do you believe that medical ethics is an area of philosophy that doesn’t apply to you?
Many share that misconception. The principles of bioethics – autonomy, confidentiality, beneficence and non-maleficence – certainly sound like high level philosophical concepts. 639 more words