Serious professional misconduct and the need for an apology

Clinical Ethics 5 (3):130-135 (2010)
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In this paper I argue that doctors who are found guilty of serious professional misconduct should be required to apologize as a condition of their registration. I argue that such a requirement is to be justified on the basis of the need to protect patients, maintain public confidence in the profession, and declare and uphold proper standards of conduct and behaviour. I also answer an objection that might be made to the position I defend. Finally, I consider whether there should be any exceptions to the demand for an apology from doctors who have been found guilty of serious professional misconduct.



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Demian Whiting
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