January 6th, 2012

Podcast 140: A new edition of the ACP’s manual on ethics for clinicians is available online

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The new edition of the American College of Physicians Ethics Manual has just been released, and at 30 pages, it’s well worth the reading time.

It’s available free online as a supplement to the Annals of Internal Medicine. New or updated topics include social media and online professionalism, interrogation of prisoners, and allocation of medical resources.

In discussing the relation of the physician to the government, the manual states unequivocally: “Under no circumstances is it ethical for a physician to be used as an instrument of government to weaken the physical or mental resistance of a human being….”

Listen in to our chat with two of the people on the committee that put the new edition of the manual together

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