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Medical Ethics
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I. Definition – II. History – III. Theories of Medical Ethics – IV. Problem Areas

I. Definition

Medical ethics is defined by its task and its area of concern. In the broad sense, medical ethics encompasses moral issues in the medical field, including relevant values, rules, norms, and institutions. Here, the problems are not only related to the individual doctor-patient relationship, as in traditional medical ethics, but also the health care system (Health c…

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Marckmann, Georg and Wiesing, Urban, “Medical Ethics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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