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Bioethics for clinicians

This series is intended to elucidate key concepts in bioethics and to help clinicians to integrate bioethical knowledge into daily practice. These articles are written by scholars in medicine, ethics and law. The first set of articles was published in CMAJ between 1996 and 1998 and formed the basis of a book entitled Bioethics at the Bedside: a Clinician's Guide. A new set of articles, launched in CMAJ in 2000, includes several essays that tackle the complex issues that arise from the cultural diversity of the context in which Canadian physicians practise.

The cases in the Bioethics for clinicians series reflect the authors' experience and are not intended to refer to any particular case.

Editorials:   Bioethics for clinicians
  Continuing the series
Ethics: Related publications from the CMA
Canadian Bioethics Report
Book release: Bioethics at the bedside: a clinician’s guide

  1. Consent
  2. Disclosure
  3. Capacity
  4. Voluntariness
  5. Substitute decision-making
  6. Advance care planning
  7. Truth telling
  8. Confidentiality
  9. Involving children in medical decisions
  10. Research ethics
  11. Euthanasia and assisted suicide
  12. Ethical dilemmas that arise in the care of pregnant women: rethinking "maternal–fetal conflicts"
  13. Resource allocation
  14. Ethics and genetics in medicine
  15. Quality end-of-life care
  16. Dealing with demands for inappropriate treatment
  17. Conflict of interest in research, education and patient care
  18. Aboriginal cultures
  19. Hinduism and Sikhism
  20. Chinese bioethics
  21. Islamic bioethics
  22. Jewish bioethics
  23. Disclosure of medical error
  24. Brain death
  25. Teaching bioethics in the clinical setting
  26. Assisted reproductive technologies
  27. Catholic bioethics