Psychosocial and Religious Aspects of Medical Ethics

  • E. Mansell Pattison


The Second World War convulsed the world both physically and morally. In the aftermath came a determined attempt to assess a world moral order. The Nuremburg war crimes trials were the focus of this reassessment in which two opposing moral positions were brought face to face. The defendants argued that they were implementing the laws of the land; the prosecution argued that certain basic human rights and responsibilities were self-evident and inviolable. The issue was clear: Are there universal norms of human morality or does each society construct its own relative system of morality?


Medical Ethic Social Enterprise Professional Role Religious Institution Social Consensus 
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