Ethics in acute medicine

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Clinical ethics is a core part of the decision-making process. Whilst often reduced to the four principles approach, the situation is more complex. Teaching of ethics frequently focuses on quandary issues, such as assisted-suicide, but there is an ethical component to every clinical encounter. Where differences of opinion arise it is important to understand one's own perspective and that of others. Compassion is an important starting point.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-108
Number of pages52
JournalAcute Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethics, Medical
  • Humans
  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • Medicine


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