John W. Burnside, MD
Burnside J.; Reviews and Notes: Ethics: Priorities in Health Care: Ethics, Economy, Implementation. Ann Intern Med. 1996;124:537-538. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-124-5-199603010-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1996;124(5):537-538.
The Swedish Parliamentary Priorities Commission. 180 pages. Stockholm: Ministry of Health and Social Affairs; 1995.
The United States deliberates on biomedical ethical dilemmas in various ways and in a distinctly U.S. context. Individual persons, professional groups, health care institutions, universities, and government organizations have all participated in these deliberations. The Institute of Medicine has gathered together an impressive panel of scholars and has charged them to pause and examine what has been done, who has done it, and whether it has been successful and to suggest future directions. Their report, Society's Choices: Social and Ethical Decision Making in Biomedicine, is unlike any other text in the field of medical ethics, and it partially achieves its goals.
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