Clinical ethics revisited

BMC Med Ethics. 2001:2:E1. doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-2-1. Epub 2001 Apr 26.


A decade ago, we reviewed the field of clinical ethics; assessed its progress in research, education, and ethics committees and consultation; and made predictions about the future of the field. In this article, we revisit clinical ethics to examine our earlier observations, highlight key developments, and discuss remaining challenges for clinical ethics, including the need to develop a global perspective on clinical ethics problems.

MeSH terms

  • Bioethics / education
  • Bioethics / trends
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical, Continuing / methods
  • Empirical Research
  • Ethics Committees, Clinical
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics, Clinical* / education
  • Ethics, Institutional
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Publishing
  • Teaching / methods