Is Big Tobacco’s move into medical devices all bad?

In their splendid 1200-page book (no kidding!) on ethics and the law for the health professions, Professor Ian Kerridge, a Sydney haematologist and academic ethicist and colleagues, begin with a definition of ethics – ethics is deliberation about what we ought to do.

And that ought takes a thousand pages to determine; as what it means it is not always, or even often, easy to understand.

Ethics penetrates just about everything that doctors do.

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