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MEDICAL ETHICSObjectives1. Increase the ethical sensitivity.2. Increase the knowledge of relevant standards and codes of conduct.3. Improve the ethical judgments.4. Improve the ethical will power-ability to live up to the higher ethical values.DefinitionEthics deals with the right conduct.Distinction-right or wrong at a given time.Situations of ambiguity and uncertainty.Attempt to different choices of conduct.Dilemmas-have to make a specific choice.Ethics derived from ethos.Distinctive attitudes pervading culture-group.Adherence to certain values.Definite traditions customs and experiences.Tension between traditional and changing values.Contemporary ethos strives to preserve.Are there transcultural ethics? Certain common values thus commonality in ethics.Differences in detailed perceptions-ethical and moral value, between various cultures.Every profession has an ethical code.It fosters and guarantees the ethosAssures of a standard relationshipEthical code makes ethos concreteThe code verbalizes ethosIt defines the normsEthical code is a different arm of legislationAll must adhere to the codeNeed for ethical or righteous conductAll mans activities are directed to the end of attaining happiness, whereas happiness is never achieved without righteousness. It is the bounded duty of man to be righteous in his actions.Medical ethics is a part of general ethicsApplication-good and right derived from values of healthcareNorms that gove

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