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Equity under the knife: Justice and evidence in surgery

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Surgery is an increasingly common and expensive mode of medical intervention. The ethical dimensions of the surgeon-patient relationship, including respect for personal autonomy and informed consent, are much discussed; but broader equity issues have not received the same attention. This paper extends the understanding of surgical ethics by considering the nature of evidence in surgery and its relationship to a just provision of healthcare for individuals and their populations. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Authors


  •   Rogers, Wendy (external author)
  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Townley, Cynthia (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Rogers, W., Degeling, C. & Townley, C. (2014). Equity under the knife: Justice and evidence in surgery. Bioethics, 28 (3), 119-126.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84894239761

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 119

End Page


  • 126

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Surgery is an increasingly common and expensive mode of medical intervention. The ethical dimensions of the surgeon-patient relationship, including respect for personal autonomy and informed consent, are much discussed; but broader equity issues have not received the same attention. This paper extends the understanding of surgical ethics by considering the nature of evidence in surgery and its relationship to a just provision of healthcare for individuals and their populations. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Authors


  •   Rogers, Wendy (external author)
  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Townley, Cynthia (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Rogers, W., Degeling, C. & Townley, C. (2014). Equity under the knife: Justice and evidence in surgery. Bioethics, 28 (3), 119-126.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84894239761

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 119

End Page


  • 126

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom