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Why Ethics Matters to You

Do you believe that medical ethics is an area of philosophy that doesn’t apply to you? Many share that misconception. The principles of bioethics – autonomy, confidentiality, beneficence and non-maleficence – certainly sound like high level philosophical concepts. No wonder … Continue reading

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Setting goals with your family doctor

In the “olden” days, doctors gave orders (“Take these medications, start exercising and go on a diet.”), and if patients failed to follow through, they were labelled as “noncompliant”. That term literally meant that the patient did not bend to … Continue reading

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