Integrity in medical practice

Nayak, Dhanwanti and Sarukkai, Sundar (2014) Integrity in medical practice. Indian journal of medical ethics, xi (4). pp. 203-205. ISSN 0974-8466

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Among the many moral terms that are in common use in public discourse,"integrity"not only occurs more frequently but also seems to have less ambiguity than generic terms such as"good';"bad"and"ethical':The notion of integrity captures a particular state of being and the word is used to characterise people as well as events. Some examples are "She behaved with integrity';or "Sheisa person with integrity';as wellas"Itwasanactofintegrity':Inthissense,the wordisapowerfulexpressionofaparticular sense of being ethical. ' Butwhat are the foundations of integrity and how do these matter to medical practice and medical discourse? Usually,when we say that a person has integrity, what we most often mean is that the person lives according to some principles and does not easily abandon them for other gains. We would argue that this definition of integrity is the most common of all the possible meanings. A person with integrity is one who sticks to her/his principles despite other pressures and temptations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical practice;medical profession ethics,integrity medical practitioners,medical practice and technology;medical profession and technology;
Subjects: Communication > MIC Manipal
Depositing User: MIC Library
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 06:36
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 06:36

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