Do the best for the patient
A system of moral principles that apply values and judgements to the practice of medicine.
The status of doctors in general seems to be deteriorating. Many doctors feel that they are no longer as respected as they once were. The control of healthcare that has moved steadily away from doctors to professional managers of healthcare services and bureaucrats.
Despite these changes, medicine continues to be a profession that is highly valued by the sick people. It continues to attract large numbers of the most gifted, hard-working and dedicated educated class.
To meet the expectations of patients, it is important that doctors know and promote the core values of medicine, especially compassion, competence and autonomy along with respect for fundamental human rights.
As a scholarly discipline, medical ethics encompasses its practical application in clinical settings as well as work on its history, philosophy, theology, and sociology.
The principles of medical ethics can be traced back to 1955 when two philosophers Thomas L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress identified and put forward four principles, which have become the cornerstone of medical ethics.
+Do the best for the patient (beneficence)
+ Do no harm (non malfesance)
However, in present times, the greed has taken over the professionals, patients are treated as customers and medical ethics has been reduced to textbooks.
The growing mistrust between doctors and patients is matter of concern.
But the scene is not the same everywhere. There are certain bed elements in the profession but than there are good professionals also. We at Medi Ethics have created and identified a team of over 30 doctors, specialists in various branches of medicine who are ready and eager to serve the society with their knowledge, time and devotion. These doctors have volunteered with Medi Ethics in various medical camps, seminars, talk shows and through Tele- medicine.