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Ethics cost, whether you have them or not

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7318.936/b (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:936
  1. Judith Harvey (judith.harvey@btclick.com), general practice non-principal
  1. London NW8 9QG

    EDITOR—In a society that is increasingly open, litigious, and multicultural, awareness of the ethical dimensions of everything we do is crucial. As Peile says in his editorial, you don't perceive what you don't perceive.1 Most people assume implicitly, and the far right political parties as a credo, that their ethical construct, like their culture, is the a priori norm from which other people's ethics depart to varying degrees, …

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