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Ethics and narrative

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 02 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:0

It seems remarkable that ethics was not taught at medical schools until recently. Medicine, as this BMJ shows, is shot through with ethical problems

A prisoner in California wants to donate his one remaining kidney to his daughter (p 7). The surgeons say no, following the first principle of medicinedo no harm. The girl's mother says: “This is a family matter about what is best for this child.” The hospital ethics committee is refusing to be rushed

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