The ethics of science: Its problems and the sphere of research

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 14 (3):235-242 (1989)
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Moral principles are indispensable for the assessment of the sciences. Medicine is one of the sciences in need of the guidance of ethics. Ethical principles are put forward and interpreted by society. Vital principles for bioethics include a high standard for professional medical workers, confidentiality between the physician and the patient, and informed consent. Marxist teaching calls for the unity of science and ethics, based on humanist ideas. Keywords: ethics of science, ethical neutrality, professional ethics, Marxism-Leninism, humanist ideals, USSR, bioethics CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
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DOI 10.1093/jmp/14.3.235
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