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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 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7310.459 (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

    See http://www.upgbooks.com/ for ordering details

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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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