Ethical Issues

  • Ronald A. Carson

Abstract

“Medical ethics” commonly suggests two different sorts of issues, namely, those considered in codes of professional conduct, and legal matters. This chapter contains no comment on the latter, in part because legal aspects of family medicine are dealt with elsewhere in this book, but also because ethics and the law in medicine are more like distant cousins than they are like siblings. Codes of professional conduct, though they too are not at the heart of medical ethics, require attention.

Keywords

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Medical Ethic Bacterial Meningitis Spinal Muscular Atrophy Viral Meningitis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

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  • Ronald A. Carson

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