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medical ethics past present and future

Medical ethics – Past, Present, and Future

Presented By: PerinSuthakar MS, MD

history of medical ethics
History of Medical Ethics
  • Medical ethics was practiced by most ancient cultures
  • Chinese (based on Confucius teaching) and Indians had medical oaths
  • Hippocratic Oath from Ancient Greece influenced the Western medical culture
traditional ethical theories
Traditional Ethical Theories
  • Utilitarianism
  • Deontology
  • Virtue Theory
modern medical ethical principles
Modern Medical Ethical Principles

By Beauchamp and Childress

  • Autonomy
  • Beneficence
  • Non-maleficence (Do no harm)
  • Justice
  • Capacity to think and decide
  • Mental Competence
  • Free choice of the individual; even choosing against family and medical advice
  • What is best for the patient
  • Related at some level to autonomy
  • Considers the overall scenario-pain, quality of life, mental suffering, inherent risk for disability and death
  • Not intervening may be best sometimes
non maleficence
  • Do no harm
  • Diagnosis/treatment leading to more harm than good?
  • Experimental protocols
  • Immunizations
  • Limited Resource
  • Set Priority
  • Equal Access
  • Fairness
  • Burden to others
most common reasons for ethical dilemmas in popular cases
Most Common Reasons for Ethical Dilemmas In Popular Cases
  • Ignorance
  • Failure to teach or communicate
  • Monetary benefit
  • Violation of obvious ethical principles or moral values
  • Secondary market/benefit
  • Misunderstanding or misinterpretation of existing laws
most common ethical dilemmas for physicians today
Most Common Ethical Dilemmas For Physicians Today
  • End of life care issues
  • Tug-of-war with insurance companies
    • Should I falsify records to get the procedure/medication approved?
  • Electronic Medical Records – Click happy
  • Accepting Gifts from Pharmaceutical companies
  • Dropping poorly reimbursing insurance companies and losing long term patients
  • Dropping poorly compliant patients to improve performance numbers
  • Reporting abuse and impaired professionals
  • Choice of care models – ACO, IPA
  • Google search patient
ethical dilemmas of the future
Ethical Dilemmas of the Future
  • Physician assisted suicide
  • Medical/legalized marijuana – what is next?
  • Genetically modified babies
  • Health care rationing
  • Technology and medicine – EMR data breach
resources available for physicians
Resources Available for Physicians
  • AMA Guidelines
  • Specialty medical associations
  • State medical associations
  • Malpractice insurance carrier
  • Hospital ethics committee consultation

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