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Must Balance Medical Ethics With Patient's Cultural, Religious Values

As a palliative care specialist, Dr Arnold shares some of his experiences in managing end-of-life care for patients and their families.  Cultural Values vs Medical Ethics: In these sometimes difficult conversations, the doctor must explore the patient's cultural values and attempt to accommodate those values within the limits of sound medical ethics. For example, the patient may be a Muslim woman who wants to be seen by only female doctors or nurses. Or perhaps an Asian family more...
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