Dermatoethics pp 185-190 | Cite as

No Strings Attached? Managing Conflicts of Interest in Medicine

  • Noah D. Shannon
  • Clifford Perlis


Conflicts of interest in medicine are common and sometimes unavoidable. While most conflicts involve financial relationships, they may also involve non-financial arrangements such as personal friendships and religious beliefs. Inappropriately influenced decisions, as well as simply the appearance of impropriety, may stem from conflicts of interest. Ethical behavior requires eliminating or managing such conflicts with explicit, formal mechanisms. Appropriate management of these conflicts is illustrated through the use of hypothetical case scenarios.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.N.D. Shannon AssociatesNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Fox Chase Cancer CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

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