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# The Roles and Responsibilities of the Ethics Consultant: A Retrospective Analysis of Cases; Margin of Error: The Ethics of Mistakes in the Practice of Medicine

BMJ 2001; 323 (Published 25 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:459
1. Nigel Lester, consultant psychiatrist (nlester@onetel.net.uk)
1. London

## The Roles and Responsibilities of the Ethics Consultant: A Retrospective Analysis of Cases

Benjamin Freedman Ed Françoise Baylis

University Publishing Group, $16.95, pp 176 ISBN 1 55572 058 7 See http://www.upgbooks.com/ for ordering details ## Margin of Error: The Ethics of Mistakes in the Practice of Medicine Eds Susan B Rubin, Laurie Zoloth University Publishing Group,$29.95, pp 374

ISBN 1 55572 053 6

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The degree to which ethical dilemmas are addressed in everyday clinical practice is, probably, more than any other factor, a reflection of our willingness to acknowledge them. So, for anyone out there sceptical about the relevance of bioethics, these two books demonstrate the wide scope of ethical considerations in medicine.

The Roles and Responsibilities of the Ethics Consultant most convincingly illustrates the breadth of bioethics. It is a collection of 35 case histories collated after …

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