medical ethics

The branch of ethics that examines questions of moral right and wrong arising in the context of the practice of medicine.

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  • medical ethics — the branch of applied ethics relating to moral behaviour in medical practice and clinical research. The historical evidence suggests that healers have always been concerned with ethical questions: evidence of such concern can be seen in the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Medical ethics — is a system of moral principles that apply values and judgments to the practice of medicine. As a scholarly discipline, medical ethics encompasses its practical application in clinical settings as well as work on its history, philosophy, theology …   Wikipedia

  • medical ethics — behavioral norms and morals which govern those who work in the medical profession …   English contemporary dictionary

  • medical ethics — See bioethics …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • Jewish medical ethics — is a modern scholarly and clinical approach to medical ethics that draws upon Jewish thought and teachings. Pioneered by Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits in the 1950 s, Jewish medical ethics centers mainly around an applied ethics drawing upon… …   Wikipedia

  • Military medical ethics — (MME) is a specialized branch of medical ethics with implications for military ethics. Both are primarily fields of applied ethics, the study of moral values and judgments as they apply to the specific contexts of medicine and military affairs,… …   Wikipedia

  • ethics — n. 1) the branch of philosophy concerned with the content of moral judgments (normative ethics) and their nature (metaethics). See also: consequentialism, Kantian ethics, narrative ethics 2) the principles or rules of conduct accepted within a… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Medical torture — (also known as a medical interrogation) describes the involvement and sometimes active participation of medical professionals in acts of torture, either to judge what victims can endure, to apply treatments which will enhance torture, or as… …   Wikipedia

  • ethics committee — a group including lay people, medical practitioners, and other experts set up to review medical practice. There are two types of ethics committee. A research ethics committee will review research activities that involve the use of human subjects …   The new mediacal dictionary

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