Julian Sheather: "doctors need to be satisfied"

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    • Julian Sheather: "doctors need to be satisfied"

      Darum geht es also. Die Ärzte, die Gewissensbisse haben ruhig zustellen:

      The Guardian wrote:


      Team meeting in the morning. There are six of us, and we swap what we’re working on. It’s an interesting list that includes guidance on non-therapeutic infant male circumcision, a hallowed religious practice some people vocally disagree with; doctors need to be satisfied that it is in the child’s best interests before proceeding

      Dr Julian Sheather (PhD) is special adviser in ethics and human rights to the British Medical Association and an ethics adviser to Médecins Sans Frontières. His particular interests lie in health and human rights, medical ethics in times of conflict, humanitarian ethics, public health ethics and mental health and mental capacity. He is the BMA's policy lead on resource allocation and NHS change. He is a co-author of Medical Ethics Today, the BMA's handbook on medical ethics and medical law, Assessment of Mental Capacity (with the Law Society) and is a regular contributor to the British Medical Journal and The Journal of Medical Ethics. He sits on the British Medical Journal’s ethics committee and the Institute of Medical Ethics.
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    • Kommentar:

      MalleusSacerdotum wrote:

      What we see here is a little dance that the ethicist plays with the parents. It goes something like this:

      Ethicist: "Go on, just tell me that the operation is central to
      your cultural and religious life and vital for the successful
      integration of your child into his community and acceptance by his
      peers. Then I will feel myself sufficiently satisfied to agree to the
      otherwise unwarranted and unjustifiable operation."

      Parents: "As you said."

      Ethicist: "That's alright then."

      There is no skin like foreskin