I’m still working on my article on age at marriage and sexual initiation changes. I’m trying to learn to post the graphics that I think are useful. Preview, tweak, delete.
In the meantime, what about all the docs and student docs who are learning how to treat patients ethically?
Deleting their mistakes is not an option. They can’t preview the results of their actions, except in a theoretical way, based on experience and guidelines built on the experience of others. The tweaking can look worse than some of my HTML mistakes.
The BBC has a fairly well written article on teaching medical ethics that I recommend.
We don’t always get it right. In my experience, “medical ethics” conferences teach how to get along with Medicare and Medicaid, to avoid charges of fraud, and how not to get sued. We ought to be teaching and reviewing – and perhaps, sharing – how to deal with the truly hard questions. (See the discussions here and here.)