|Where Did We Come From? Where are We Going?
A Short History of Medical Ethics
Joseph P. Molnar, DO, FACOFP
Published: August 7, 2018
Following the principals of ethics ensures each of us the privilege of rendering ethical, compassionate care to those who call us their “physician.”
Ethics provides a template to follow, but requires continued vigilance and a keen sense of what is happening around us. The pillars of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice have served us well and hopefully, if we remain true to their intent, will serve as our modern pathway for our future ethical dilemmas.
Read the full story, including a history of medical ethics and why it is still important today.