Law and ethics complement each other

June 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Jun2010, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p68
The article discusses the complementary roles of law and ethics in the health care field. Nancy M. P. King, professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, says that there are some circumstances wherein there is some sort of inconsistency between the roles of ethics and law in patient care. It notes that ethics affects the law, and for certain, the law affects ethical discourse as both are important for clinicians to be aware of.


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