ERIC Number: EJ521740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Narrowing the Gap Between the Rhetoric and the Reality of Medical Ethics.
Silverman, David R.
Academic Medicine, v71 n3 p227-37 Mar 1996
This paper argues that in the debate over medical ethics and its role in medical education, the divergence of law and reality reflects the law's flawed medical model, which poorly matches the dynamic of the physician-patient relationship and attempts ineffectually to reshape it, and also medicine's autonomous professional culture, which undervalues patient involvement and reinforces benign paternalism. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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