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Medical Ethics
A look at the benefits of learning about medical ethics for health care professionals.
# 49904 | 2,917 words | 10 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2004 in Medical and Health (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper examines how, in today's society, the demands of medicine are great and so is the tendency to allow medicine to become routine and to lose sight of the phenomenal value of humanity. It discusses how health care professionals must consider how they can sustain a commitment to patients that truly puts their interests above our own. It also describes why health care professionals should be exclusively concerned with doing as much good as possible and how they can realize this goal by studying medical ethics.

Ethical Principles
Value of Life

From the Paper:

"In 1900, there were few options for the ill because there were few medications and minimal surgical techniques (Stanton, 2003). Many illnesses resulted in death. However, with modern technology, death is no longer the inevitable outcome of illness. Today, many choices of treatments, including simple antibiotic treatment and aggressive life-sustaining treatments, exist. As the end of life nears, there are a variety of choices, including futility, withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatments, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide. Healthcare professionals are asked to participate in making these difficult choices on a daily basis."

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