Ethics in Medicine


Noted neurosurgeon and author Milton D. Heifetz has made the tough decisions in tragic, often anguishing situations. As a member of hospital ethics committees for many years, Dr. Heifetz found that discussions of complex issues -- many involving urgent matters of life and death -- were all too often clouded by tradition, dogma, and gut reactions. A comprehensive moral foundation with the flexibility to respond to often rapidly changing circumstances is desperately needed if health-care professionals are to confront head-on the daily questions of medical ethics. Dr. Heifetz offers this moral grounding to help all who must make difficult medical choices: physicians, nurses, patients, families, and policy makers struggling to develop substandve rules for medical conduct.

"It is valuable to have a distinguished physician share his candid judgments on key medical issues ..". -- Journal of the History of Medicine

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Amherst, NY
Publication year:
  • 1996


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