30 September 2020
ON “DOING” BIOETHICS: THE DIFFERENCE CULTURE AND CIRCUMSTANCE MAKE
Farhat Moazam MD PhD, Professor and Chair, Center of Biomedical Ethics and Culture,
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan
Human disease in its biological manifestations and treatment modalities is universal in nature. But what constitutes the “right” or ethical thing to do in the practice of medicine is particular, inevitably shaped by existing values and beliefs, socioeconomic realities, and available healthcare circumstances. In this Medical Center Hour, surgeon and ethicist Dr. Farhat Moazam illustrates the challenges of “doing” bioethics in clinical practice by sharing her experiences as a physician in Pakistan.
Dr. Moazam declared no personal/professional relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods and/or services. Medical Center Hour planning group members M.D. Childress PhD; R.J. Bonnie LLB; R. Carpenter DrNP; J.F. Childress PhD; M.F. Marshall PhD; J. Mutter MD MA; K. Reid PhD RN FNP-C CNL; L. Shepherd JD have no personal/professional relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods and/or services, while R. Dillingham MD MPH reports interests with Gilead and Warm Health Technology Inc. UVA Office of Continuing Medical Education faculty and staff have no personal/professional financial relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods and/or services.
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