“Ethics Man” misses mark: most bioethicists are not thugsBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6549 (Published 02 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6549
- Joshua S Crites, assistant professor1,
- Rebecca L Volpe, assistant professor1
- 1Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Although Sokol never explicitly says that bioethicists (clinical ethics consultants) are bullies, his anthropomorphism of bioethics insinuates this.1 It would be a tragedy for readers to believe that Sokol accurately portrays the entire field.
Clinical ethics straddles theoretical inquiry and practical application, but theoretical inquiry is not responsible …