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On Medical Ethics (1)

J. S. Reinder


… I gladly fulfil your request of commenting on the copies of your newsletter. Asappears from several contributions, you have to cope with pressures on standards of professional morality due to commercialisation of health care services. From a theoretical point of view, this phenomenon – certainly not unfamiliar in Western countries – raises the question to what extent certain technological developments in modern medicine tend to undermine traditional morality in that they are linked with economic power and privilege. From a practical point of view several strategies are open to conquer this unwelcome development.

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