Medical Ethics Articles

Euthanasia, abortion, consent, capacity. Medicine covers a wide range of ethical issues, so here’s a section to make you a little more familiar with them.

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How To Break Bad News

Some medical schools want to see how you communicate in difficult situations. One such situation is giving bad news, a perfect test of empathy, listening and communication skills, as well as how to handle uncertainty and discomfort. However, if you ask most physicians, they find communicating bad news extremely stressful, so the question is: how should you approach this situation?

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Medical Ethics: The Definitive Guide

There is a valid reason why medical schools ask you ethics questions in interviews: a career in medicine is about helping patients while minimising harm and suffering. Here are some of the theories of ethics with real-world examples and 5 ethics interview practice questions to work through.

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Abortion

Abortion is often a complex topic to talk about these days, and we need to be informed about what it entails and the responsibility that comes with talking about it. in this article, we talk about abortion, in simple words.

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Informed Consent

Thinking about what you have to say as a doctor and taking into account what patients want and also what they need is one of the biggest responsibilities you have, in this article we touch on this topic, read on to find out more about it.

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Confidentiality

The duty to maintain confidentiality is important, but not absolute.
Patients can see their own records and, according to the Data Protection Act (1998), these data must be accurate, kept for defined purposes, be relevant, and not kept longer than necessary or disclosed to unauthorised persons.

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Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together

Let’s take a look at decision making, many times it does not only concern one person, but must be discussed with someone to see their viability, the same goes for doctors when giving a diagnosis, it is necessary to discuss it with their patient to know which course to take.

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How To Break Bad News

Some medical schools want to see how you communicate in difficult situations. One such situation is giving bad news, a perfect test of empathy, listening and communication skills, as well as how to handle uncertainty and discomfort. However, if you ask most physicians, they find communicating bad news extremely stressful, so the question is: how should you approach this situation?

Read More »
medical ethics definitive guide
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Medical Ethics: The Definitive Guide

There is a valid reason why medical schools ask you ethics questions in interviews: a career in medicine is about helping patients while minimising harm and suffering. Here are some of the theories of ethics with real-world examples and 5 ethics interview practice questions to work through.

Read More »
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Abortion

Abortion is often a complex topic to talk about these days, and we need to be informed about what it entails and the responsibility that comes with talking about it. in this article, we talk about abortion, in simple words.

Read More »
Interviews

Informed Consent

Thinking about what you have to say as a doctor and taking into account what patients want and also what they need is one of the biggest responsibilities you have, in this article we touch on this topic, read on to find out more about it.

Read More »
Medical School

Confidentiality

The duty to maintain confidentiality is important, but not absolute.
Patients can see their own records and, according to the Data Protection Act (1998), these data must be accurate, kept for defined purposes, be relevant, and not kept longer than necessary or disclosed to unauthorised persons.

Read More »

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