News tagged with ethics

Mitochondrial technique is ethical

(Medical Xpress) -- An influential independent body has found that a pioneering mitochondrial transfer technique is ethical. Developed by a team at Newcastle University, the technique aims to prevent the transmission of maternally ...

Jun 12, 2012
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Is gallows humor in medicine wrong?

Doctors and other medical professionals occasionally joke about their patients' problems. Some of these jokes are clearly wrong, but some joking between medical professionals is not only ethical, it can actually be beneficial, ...

Sep 26, 2011
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Ethics

Ethics, also known as moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality—that is, concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime, etc.

Major branches of ethics include:

Within each of these branches are many different schools of thought and still further sub-fields of study.

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