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Ethical Considerations

  • Maria Siemionow


Primum non nocere—First, do no harm. Medical ethics becomes a profession. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that all parties involved in a medical procedure base their decisions on sound ethical principles: respect for the individual, beneficence, and justice.


Finding a candidate Bioethics “First do no harm” Nuremberg Dr. Beecher’s 22 articles Risks vs. benefits The autonomous patient Informed consent The IRB Protocol mountain Questions, questions, questions Media strategy The candidate finds us Relying on the media Nothing left to chance Screens are many and thick primum non cere The Review Board Helsinki Tuskegee The Belmont Report The patient’s decision Obligations to the donor USPHS creates boards The face transplant protocol Necessary questions Dealing with the media 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Siemionow
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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