What is it to do good medical ethics? From the perspective of a practising doctor who is in Parliament

Ilora G Finlay
2014 Journal of Medical Ethics  
This article is a personal reflection on work as a physician with work as a member of the UK Parliament's House of Lords. Ethical thinking should underpin everything we do; the 'four principles' of medical ethics provide an applicable and relevant ethical framework. This article explores its application in both domains of work-as a clinician and as a legislator-with some examples of its use 'to do good medical ethics' in both roles. Debates around tobacco and drug control, pandemic control, abortion and assisted suicide are explored. Finlay IG.
doi:10.1136/medethics-2014-102385 pmid:25516943 fatcat:fgjockacjnbtrawn62hbyezlma