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Nazari Tavakoli S, Nejadsarvari N. Definition of medical ethics: dos and don’ts. IJMEHM 2013; 6 (5) :1-11
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5213-en.html
1- Faculty of Theology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2- Medical Ethics and Law Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences & Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , n-nejadsarvari@farabi.tums.ac.ir
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Moral dilemmas caused by modern diagnostic and therapeutic advances in medical science have increased the need to address medical ethics a hundredfold. Medical ethics is a "science", so the method needs scientific work. In order to achieve the objectives of any science, we need to define and resolve the ambiguities surrounding it. Notwithstanding the definitions presented in conjunction with the science of medical ethics, still some issues remain unclear about it.An important part of our knowledge consists of the answers to what things are, and that is nothing but definitions. Definitions comprise the bulk of our perceptions and therefore need to be employed.This review article is the result of a descriptive study. The data were collected through studying credible textbooks and searching internet resources and related articles. While emphasizing the need to clarify the definition of science and characteristics of logical definition, this paper evaluates some of the definitions of medical ethics and by showing their weak points, notes that there is a need for a logical definition of this science and the necessary consideration
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Medical Ethics
Received: 2013/12/4 | Accepted: 2013/12/4 | Published: 2013/12/4

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