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What are your views on the ethics of surrogacy?

Its a very good tool: It's a great tool but should be used for the right reasons . Not to abuse it for convenience. ...Read more

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How do we look up a drs background to find their ethics regarding experiments and abortion?

How do we look up a drs background to find their ethics regarding experiments and abortion?

Ask: Since abortion is legal in all 50 states there is no registry or database to search. Doctors who do abortion usually advertize so you may identify by web searches or the phone book. 'experiments' can mean way too many things; abortion is definitely not an experiment. Doctors participating in clinical trials also advertize for study volunteers. As for their ethics, you have to ask the doctor. ...Read more

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What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

See answer: Ethics= society norms vs fair and just for all parties? Surrogate pregnancies or gestational carriers are used when the uterus of the biological mother is absent on unable to carry a pregnancy. Also when the mother has an illness that does not alloww her to carry a pregnancy. Pregnancy is a physical risk to the carrier so she should be at low risk and be aware of the psychological effect. ...Read more

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What are nursing home ethics?

What are nursing home ethics?

Nursing homes: That's a very grand question for this space. There is a patient code of ethics if it helps , see this site as an example: http://www.4fate.Org/html/bill_of_rights.Html. ...Read more

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Medical ethics question? Is it ok to abort abnormal fetus

Medical ethics question? Is it ok to abort abnormal fetus

Complicated issue: This is a very complicated issue, and positions on it vary depending on hospital, religious/cultural beliefs, and personal ideals of physicians. Even politicians have rendered opinions. If this is a question about your own situation, please discuss with your personal physician -- and religious adviser, if that is important to you. You and your doctor can develop an individualized plan. ...Read more

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How many people 'rent' a poor woman from asia or latin america to carry their child? What are their ethics?

How many people 'rent' a poor woman from asia or latin america to carry their child? What are their ethics?

Not common: Most couples who have a surrogate carry their baby find someone local who can be seen frequently at the obgyn office. Like any pregnancy there are lots of doctor visits and ultrasounds etc. As far as ethics there are lawyers and contracts and payments of course. ...Read more

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My former counselor's husband is now my boss. I know there are codes of ethics, but is there a chance my boss knows anything?

My former counselor's husband is now my boss. I know there are codes of ethics, but is there a chance my boss knows anything?

A chance: Most counselors and other mental health professionals are ethical -- and do not discuss their clients or patients with others except for professional supervisors, if they have them. Even if not, their family members are rarely interested in their work. At the end of an exhausting workday, most therapists would rather relax than discuss cases. You could contact the counselor with any concerns. ...Read more

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Inquiry for school paper: 1. What are your professional ethics? 2. What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

Inquiry for school paper:


1.  What are your professional ethics?
 2.  What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

Need more space: Professional ethics in medicine? This is a topic that needs days to discuss, not 400 characters. At times we face ethical dilemas, again can't be explained in this tiny box. I suggest talking to your family, friends, local physicians--look for retired physicians and nurses who will have more time to talk to you so that you can write a nice paper. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there an ethics of electroconvulsive therapy?

Is there an ethics of electroconvulsive therapy?

Yes: Every physician takes an oath: "first, do no harm". Ect is traditionally reserved for the most severe and intractable forms of psychiatric illness and is most effective in treating depression. Patients with certain medical conditions are excluded (including heart problems among others) and every patient is given informed consent where the benefits and risks of treatment are explained. ...Read more

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