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Medicine and Morality

Crises in the History of a Profession

Medical professionals are expected to act in the interest of patients, the public, and the pursuit of medical knowledge. But what happens when doctors' supposed impartiality comes under fire? Helen Kang examines three moments in the history of the medical profession in Canada when doctors' moral and scientific authority was questioned. She shows that the profession was compelled to re-examine its priorities, strategize in order to regain credibility, and redefine what it means to be a good doctor. Medicine and Morality reveals that the moral and scientific standards in medicine are determined in direct relation to, not in spite of, conflict of interest.

About the Author

Helen Kang is a consultant in health care, specializing in research and knowledge translation. She has published on a wide range of topics in health, including patient-provider relationships, clinical uncertainty, interprofessional care, and continuing medical education. She currently works with health care organizations to help develop new systems and practice standards. She received her doctorate in sociology from Simon Fraser University and is a recipient of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship.
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