Letters Doctors and climate change

Impact of medical ethics

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39479.533125.3A (Published 07 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:291
  1. John C Chambers, Macmillan consultant and medical director
  1. 1Katharine House Hospice, Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3NL
  1. john.chambers{at}khh.org.uk

    At some point, the developed world’s ethical framework will surely have to change.1 The primary focus of ethical decision making in medicine is the patient and his or her immediate environment. Beneficence, non-maleficence, justice, and dignity are subservient to autonomy. Good of the community …

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