Do (we) surgeons need a "makeover''?

Morgenstern, Leon
December 2005
Surgical Innovation;Dec2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p377
Academic Journal
journal article
The article reflects on the problem with the popular image of surgeons. The transforming events which have changed the very character of medicine and surgery are noted. The effects of the transformation was a proliferation of ethical dilemmas in health-care decision-making that gave urgency to the importance of bioethics. It observes two phenomena related to surgical confreres. The author's wish list after having dealt with a multitude of ethical dilemmas involving surgical patients in his bioethics experience is presented.


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