Ethical, professional, and legal obligations in clinical practice: a series

 The five short articles in this series are based on discussions held in this UK author’s surgical unit. He writes, While our unit dealt with these issues from a surgical perspective, the obligations of clinical practice apply to all practitioners and the series could be easily modified for other clinical specialties. Even though these articles are a few years old, it seems to me that they are still relevant and may be of interest to some of you. Free full text is available.

Click on this  PubMed Related Articles link to retrieve the series. Click on the PubMed links after each article to view the MeSH terms used to index the articles. There are also links to specific MeSH terms under each article listed below.

Gore DM. Ethical, professional, and legal obligations in clinical practice: a series of discussion topics for postgraduate medical education. Introduction and topic 1: informed consent. Postgrad Med J 2001;77:238–9.  PubMed Record
MeSH terms: Informed Consent; Liability, Legal; Ethics, Medical

Gore DM. Ethical, professional, and legal obligations in clinical practice: a series of discussion topics for postgraduate medical education. Topic 2: consent and legal competence. Postgrad Med J 2001;77:318–19.  PubMed Record
MeSH Terms: Mental Competency; Confidentiality

Gore DM. Ethical, professional, and legal obligations in clinical practice: a series of discussion topics for postgraduate medical education. Topic 3: resuscitation decisions in adult patients. Postgrad Med J 2001;77:388–9.  PubMed Record
MeSH Terms: Resuscitation Orders; Decision Making

Gore DM. Ethical, professional, and legal obligations in clinical practice: a series of discussion topics for postgraduate medical education. Topic 4: Confidentiality. Postgrad Med J 2001;77(909):443-4.  PubMed Record
MeSH Terms: Confidentiality; Ethics, Medical; Patient Advocacy

Gore DM. Ethical, professional, and legal obligations in clinical practice: a series of discussion topics for postgraduate medical education. Topic 5: disclosing confidential information. Postgrad Med J 2001;77(910):512-3.  PubMed Record
MeSHTerms: Death Certificates; Automobile Driving; Physician-Patient Relations; Truth Disclosure

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