ethics · MS-4

Confessions of a Clinical Ethics Weakling

I’ve been looking around from some decent readings on medical ethics. I took a course in college, which was taught by a lawyer and therefore had a totally non-clinical spin. It’s dry and academic and abstract, completely ignores any discussion of the relationship between patient and physician, which grounds any ethical discussion. Was flipping through the text the other day, to help me think through a challenging case we have on service, and I realized how utterly inadequate my understanding and ability to reason through ethics is.

So how ’bout it? Any suggestions for clinically-oriented, practical ethics* readings?

*An oxymoron?

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