France adopts new code of medical ethics

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:769
  1. ALEXANDER DOROZYNSKI, medical journalist
  1. Paris

    The French government has adopted a new code of medical ethics, which was first proposed by the Ordre National des Medecins, the French medical association, two years ago. The 114 article code was approved by Elizabeth Hubert, the minister of public health, and published last week. Major changes since the last code, which was published in 1979, cover patients' rights, particularly their right to …

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