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Running head: ETHICS IN MEDICINE 1 Ethics in Medicine Student’s Name Institution ETHICS IN MEDICINE 2 Ethics in Medicine One of the primary factors that distinguishes a profession from occupation is the necessity to abide by a predetermined set of standards, failure to which an individual could lose his or her ability to practice within the profession in question. Although the ethical practice is universal in any organizational setting, there are often some minor details that are improved to distinguish one profession from the other. In some cases, it may require that the professional in question makes a personal judgment on the most appropriate decision based on his or her understanding of the issue, as some ethical principles appear contradictory in the provided code of conduct within the provision. Within the medical profession, communication and confidentiality have often been issues of discussion, raising questions about the ethical nature of confidentiality under certain circumstances. One of the declarations made by nurses and doctors taking the Hippocratic Oath is that they would keep the information provided by the patient private (Lasagna, 1964). The health practi ...
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