Bioethicists do participate in everyday practiceBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6547 (Published 02 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6547
- Kyle W Anstey, senior bioethicist1,
- Linda Wright, director of bioethics2
- 1University Health Network: Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2S8
- 2University Health Network: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2N2
Sokol claims that bioethics “adopts a paternalistic attitude towards clinicians” yet states that “clinicians are easy targets and, without a command of the fancy theories and language of the accusers, possess few means to respond formally.”1 This itself infantilises clinicians, while adopting a collaborative stance towards our colleagues.
If Sokol really wants …