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Bioethics are difficult to balance

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1215
  1. Asad J Raja, associate professor (
  1. Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan 74800

    EDITOR—Singh and DePellegrin focus too narrowly on the Western notions of bioethics.1 According to them, doctors who permit images of war to be captured fail in their legal and ethical duty to protect their patients.

    Bioethical codes may not be different around the world, but they have to be contextual. Preaching to doctors not to allow filming of injured people …

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