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date: 27 October 2021

p. 11.On why medical ethics is excitinglocked

p. 11.On why medical ethics is excitinglocked

  • Michael Dunn
  •  and Tony Hope

Abstract

‘On why medical ethics is exciting’ provides an introduction to medical ethics, which deals with some of the big moral questions: easing death and the morality of killing, for example. It takes us into the realm of politics. How should healthcare resources, necessarily limited, be distributed; and what should be the process for deciding? It is concerned with legal issues. Should it always be a crime for a doctor to practise euthanasia? When can a mentally ill person be treated against his will? Medical ethics ranges from the metaphysical to the mundanely practical. It is concerned not only with these large issues, but also with everyday medical practice.

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