Meaning and role of medical deontology today

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Mario Picozzi

Keywords

Deontology, Medical Profession, Bioethics, Law, Informed Consent, Advance Directives

Abstract

Today we need to redefine deontology and specifically medical deontology to better clarify its meaning and consequently its role.


This is a pressing task as deontology risks seriously to become marginal, being squeezed between law and bioethics.  


There are elements that delineate the deontological profile in a unique and original way.


Starting from these elements, we will also illustrate some practical aspects.

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