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Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1476 (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1476
  1. Gordon M Stirrat

    Ed Susan Bewley, R Humphry Ward RCOG Press, pounds sterling35, pp 364 ISBN 0 902331 69 8

    The front line role of obstetricians and gynaecologists in dealing with the major ethical flashpoints in medicine makes it vital that the ethical basis for good practice be given a high priority by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, publishers of Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

    Gordon Dunstan outlines what is needed for consistent translation of moral theory into practical judgments. At the clinical level (which must include the conduct of research) he asserts that “it concerns judgement, choices and decisions taken within certain governing relationships.” …

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