Black Ribbon Project

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Archive for Medical Ethics

Defending Health Care Freedom

Dr. Beth Haynes speaks on the economic and political principles which must be defended to protect health care freedom at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.

You can view the talk here.

Wisconsin Protests and “Social Justice”

Wisconsin physicians justify handing out fraudulent doctor’s excuses at a protest in Wisconsin by claiming it is for the greater good. This stance is supported by medical ethics as currently taught across the country: the “good of the group” supplants the rights of individuals. John Rawls’ ethics of “social justice” encourages

“doctors to place the needs of “society” ahead of individual patients. At best, it forces doctors to juggle the truth and the interests of their patients alongside “social” considerations. At worst, it will give them license to sacrifice their professional integrity (and their patients’ interests) in the name of ‘society’.” —Dr. Paul Hsieh

Read more here, here and here.

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