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An Introduction to Health Ethics

What Is Health Ethics?

Ethics is the study of how human beings treat each other and the natural environment; it is the systematic examination of the attitudes and behaviours of people. Ethics is about carefully studying the values that actually do guide our attitudes and behaviours in given contexts, and it is about exploring what values ought to guide our attitudes and behaviours. No matter what our social, cultural, economic or professional backgrounds are, we are all in the business of practicing ethics on a daily basis. We have certain values (things we think are important for their own sake) and […]

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