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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Medical ethics.
See also changes related to Medical ethics, or pages that link to Medical ethics or to this page or whose text contains "Medical ethics".

Parent topics

  • Ethics [r]: The branch of philosophy dealing with standards of good and evil. [e]

Subtopics

  • Conflict of interest [r]: Situation in which an individual might benefit personally from official or professional actions. It includes a conflict between a person's private interests and official responsibilities in a position of trust. [e]
  • Futile care [r]: Medical procedure or treatment that cannot achieve its stated goals or produce its expected benefits, regardless of repetition and duration of treatment. [e]
  • Informed consent [r]: Agreement, by the person affected or his surrogate, to make a knowledgeable decision consenting to participation in a medical treatment or research trial [e]
  • Neuroethics [r]: Add brief definition or description

Other related topics

Reproductive medicine

  • Abortion [r]: The deliberate expulsion of an embryo or foetus from the womb for the purpose of ending a pregnancy. [e]
  • Bioethics of neonatal circumcision [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Cloning [r]: The generation of genetically identical organisms, using cells derived from an original cell by fission (one cell dividing into two cells) or by mitosis (cell nucleus division with each chromosome splitting into two). [e]
  • Eugenics [r]: The general name for a series of ostensibly scientific claims about inheritance among humans, which sought to eliminate traits, such as "imbecility" or criminal behavior, by selective sterilization, regulation of family size, and restrictions on who could marry whom. [e]
  • Genetics [r]: The study of the inheritance of characteristics, genes and DNA. [e]

Medical treatment

Medical research

Famous cases in medical ethics

Many famous cases in medical ethics illustrate and helped define important issues.

Famous cases in social science research

  • Milgram, Stanley (1963). "Behavioral Study of Obedience". Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 67: 371–378. PMID 14049516. Full-text PDF.