Dismembering the ethical physician.

  title={Dismembering the ethical physician.},
  author={Stephen J Genuis},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={82 966},
Physicians may experience ethical distress when they are caught in difficult clinical situations that demand ethical decision making, particularly when their preferred action may contravene the expectations of patients and established authorities. When principled and competent doctors succumb to patient wishes or establishment guidelines and participate in actions they perceive to be ethically inappropriate, or agree to refrain from interventions they believe to be in the best interests of… CONTINUE READING

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