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Month: December 2006

The Facts Regarding Ethical Issues with Alternative Therapies

The Facts Regarding Ethical Issues with Alternative Therapies

Martin Richfield asked: No matter what the ailment, condition, or disease, every patient has the right to choice regarding the treatment, even if this means not taking treatment that could be life saving. There are always concerns with having any treatment or taking any medications. Ethical issues with alternative therapies do not necessarily have to be looked at in a negative way. In fact ethical issues regarding alternative therapies should be thought about as merely just another piece of information…

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Ethical Principles in Clinical Research

Ethical Principles in Clinical Research

Raghav asked: Ethical principles in clinical research   Clinical research is defined as trials that evaluate an investigational drug, biological, or medical device on patients in a strictly, scientifically controlled setting in order to test the safety and efficacy of an experimental entity. Clinical research involves controlled use of humans in medical experiments.  As clinical research involves human participants there is a risk of them getting exploited in the name of science, hence sponsors and investigators are legally and ethically…

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Take a Look at the Issue of Ethics and Medicine

Take a Look at the Issue of Ethics and Medicine

mahendra asked: The issue of ethics and medicine is very difficult to raise, greatly by Dr S G Kabra, who is a medical practioner, is unusual in that he is very consistently giving a look at the anomalies in the medical profession. In “Medicine Deranged”, he looks at the process through which the public health system has been associated by the powerful, while the private sector is not accessible to the poor. He suggests that there is a parallel between…

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Why We Should Promote Ethical Leadership Today

Why We Should Promote Ethical Leadership Today

Muna wa Wanjiru asked: Leaders of today often spread hatred among various communities in order to project themselves as a champion of a particular community. This is a very dangerous situation.  Leaders are people who have the capability to galvanize people for some specific purpose.  If the purpose is constructive, it goes on to create a just society where people live in harmony but if the leaders have some sinister motives then it would bring mayhem in the society.  So…

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Ethics And The Internet

Ethics And The Internet

Jonathon Hardcastle asked: The focus of ethics and the Internet (E&I) research is directed on peoples’ actions rather than mere technology itself. At great human and economic cost, resources drawn from governments, industry and the academic communities have been assembled into a collection of interconnected networks called the Internet. Begun as a vehicle for experimental network research in the mid-1970’s, the Internet has become an important national infrastructure supporting an increasingly widespread, multi-disciplinary community of researchers ranging from computer scientists…

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Ethics against Alternative Medicines Not Necessarily Reasonable

Ethics against Alternative Medicines Not Necessarily Reasonable

Martin Richfield asked: Ethics can be defined as a philosophical mentality of right conduct and good living. Ethics in medicine are typically about what is appropriate practice and inappropriate practice. It defines specifics about what is allowed in the workplace, in the profession, and with clients. However, the medical field is in fact, a business. Just like alternative medicines is a business. In fact, they are somewhat competing businesses. They are each other’s competition. Ethics against alternative medicines are typically…

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Health Care Ethics: Paramount To Good Health Care

Health Care Ethics: Paramount To Good Health Care

Roland Jefferson III asked: This interesting article addresses some of the key issues regarding health care ethics. A careful reading of this material could make a big difference in how you think about health care ethics. You can see that there’s practical value in learning more about medical care management. Can you think of ways to apply what’s been covered so far? When you’re learning about something new, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of relevant information…

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The Truth About Ethical Leadership

The Truth About Ethical Leadership

Akhil Shahani asked: Leadership is a relationship between leaders and followers. The foundation of this relationship is trust. Ethics refer to the principles that define behavior as right, good and proper. There is an inextricable link between leadership and ethics. Leaders must themselves be ethical in their decisions and actions in order to influence others to behave accordingly. Without a common set of values, an organization is merely a collection of individuals coexisting (perhaps uneasily) within common boundaries. A well…

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