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Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and DLSPH. University of Toronto. Medical Ethics in the 21st. Century: Challenges and. Opportunities. Medical Ethics. Avraham Steinberg, MD. A. Definition of the Term. Ethics is the branch of philosophy which deals with moral aspects of human behavior. observation that thefoundations ofcontemporary medical ethics were laid at a time ofone-to-one doctor-patient relations while nowadays most doctors work in or.

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Cervical cancer screening trials in India spark controversy BMJ. May 1, ;g Row over clinical trial as Indian women die TNN. As different cultures continue to intermingle and more cultures live alongside each other, the healthcare system, which tends to deal with important life events such as birth, death and suffering, increasingly experiences difficult dilemmas that can sometimes lead to cultural clashes and conflict.

Efforts to respond in a culturally sensitive manner go hand in hand with a need to distinguish limits to cultural tolerance. One concern regarding the intersection of medical ethics and humanitarian medical aid is how such assistance can be as harmful as it is helpful to the community being served. One such example being how political forces may control how foreign humanitarian aid can be utilized in the region it is meant to be provided in.

This would be congruous in situations where political strife could lead such aid being used in favor of one group over another. Another example of how foreign humanitarian aid can be misused in its intended community includes the possibility of dissonance forming between a foreign humanitarian aid group and the community being served. Humanitarian practices in areas lacking optimum care can also pause other interesting and difficult ethical dilemmas in terms of beneficence and non-maleficence.

Humanitarian practices are based upon providing better medical equipment and care for communities who's country does not provide adequate healthcare. On the other hand, wanting certain procedures done in a specific manner due to religious or cultural belief systems may also occur. The ethical dilemma stems from differences in culture between communities helping those with medical disparities and the societies receiving aid. Women's rights, informed consent and education about health become controversial, as some treatments needed are against societal law, while some cultural traditions involve procedures against humanitarian efforts.

The latter is controversial because certain communities have in the past outcast or killed HIV positive individuals. Buddhist ethics and medicine are based on religious teachings of compassion and understanding of suffering and cause and effect and the idea that there is no beginning or end to life, but that instead there are only rebirths in an endless cycle.

However, Buddhist teachings support living ones life to the fullest so that through all the suffering which encompasses a large part of what is life, there are no regrets. Buddhism accepts suffering as an inescapable experience, but values happiness and thus values life. However, attempts to rid oneself of any physical or mental pain and suffering are seen as good acts.

On the other hand sedatives and drugs are thought to impair consciousness and awareness in the dying process, which is believed to be of great importance, as it is thought that one's dying consciousness remains and affects new life. Because of this, analgesics must not be part of the dying process, in order for the dying person to be present entirely and pass on their consciousness wholesomely.

This can pose significant conflicts during end of life care in Western medical practice. Physicians should not allow a conflict of interest to influence medical judgment. In some cases, conflicts are hard to avoid, and doctors have a responsibility to avoid entering such situations. Research has shown that conflicts of interests are very common among both academic physicians [48] and physicians in practice. Doctors who receive income from referring patients for medical tests have been shown to refer more patients for medical tests.

Studies show that doctors can be influenced by drug company inducements, including gifts and food. Other academic institutions that have banned pharmaceutical industry-sponsored gifts and food include the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. The American Medical Association AMA states that "Physicians generally should not treat themselves or members of their immediate family".

Studies from multiple health organizations have illustrated that physician-family member relationships may cause an increase in diagnostic testing and costs.

Doctors who do so must be vigilant not to create conflicts of interest or treat inappropriately. Sexual relationships between doctors and patients can create ethical conflicts, since sexual consent may conflict with the fiduciary responsibility of the physician. Out of the many disciplines in current medicine, there are studies that have been conducted in order to ascertain the occurrence of Doctor-Patient sexual misconduct. Results from those studies appear to indicate that certain disciplines are more likely to be offenders than others.

Psychiatrists and Obstetrician-Gynecologists for example, are two disciplines noted for having a higher rate of sexual misconduct. Male physicians aged 40—49 and 50—59 years are two groups that have been found to be more likely to have been reported for sexual misconduct, while women aged 20—39 have been found to make up a significant portion of reported victims of sexual misconduct.

The concept of medical futility has been an important topic in discussions of medical ethics. What should be done if there is no chance that a patient will survive but the family members insist on advanced care? Previously, some articles defined futility as the patient having less than a one percent chance of surviving.

Some of these cases are examined in court. Advance directives include living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care. See also Do Not Resuscitate and cardiopulmonary resuscitation In many cases, the "expressed wishes" of the patient are documented in these directives, and this provides a framework to guide family members and health care professionals in the decision-making process when the patient is incapacitated.

Undocumented expressed wishes can also help guide decisions in the absence of advance directives, as in the Quinlan case in Missouri. The key question for the decision-making surrogate is not, "What would you like to do?

Courts have supported family's arbitrary definitions of futility to include simple biological survival, as in the Baby K case in which the courts ordered a child born with only a brain stem instead of a complete brain to be kept on a ventilator based on the religious belief that all life must be preserved.

Baby Doe Law establishes state protection for a disabled child's right to life, ensuring that this right is protected even over the wishes of parents or guardians in cases where they want to withhold treatment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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