Ethics manual. Fourth edition

Lloyd W. Kitchens, Troyen A. Brennan, Richard J. Carroll, Cynthia L. Clagett, Lee J. Dunn, Kenneth V. Eden, Joanne Lynn, Steven H. Miles, Gail J. Povar, David L. Schiedermayer, Susan H. Thompson, James A. Tulsky, Lois Snyder, Karen Morin

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Medicine, law, and social values are not static. Reexamining the ethical tenets of medical practice and their application in new circumstances is a necessary exercise. The fourth edition of the American College of Physicians Ethics Manual covers emerging issues in medical ethics and revisits old ones. It reflects on many of the ethical tensions faced by internists and their patients and attempts to shed light on how existing principles extend to emerging concerns. In addition, by reiterating ethical principles that have provided guidance in resolving past ethical problems, it may help physicians to avert future problems. The Manual is not a substitute for the experience and integrity of individual physicians, but it may serve as a reminder of the shared obligations and duties of the medical profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)576-594
Number of pages19
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


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