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Letters How to think like an ethicist

Think like a cop

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3702
  1. Tom Koch, ethicist and gerontologist1
  1. 1Toronto, ON, Canada M4E 2W6
  1. tomkoch{at}

    In promising method in the “madness” of bioethics, Sokol offers “structure” as the preferred course of treatment. Did John steal the stethoscope? Think . . . thief. Did Tracy kill a child when she failed to intubate? Think . . . negligence.1

    To think …

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