BMA core ethics guidance

BMA to publish a new core ethics guidance resource.

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BMA core ethics guidance - new resource coming soon

(expected publication Winter 2023)


The new resource will cover the following topics:

  • How to approach an ethical question
  • Common ethical dilemmas in the doctor-patient relationship
  • Consent and refusal of treatment
  • Mental capacity – England and Wales; Scotland; and Northern Ireland
  • Children and young people
  • Confidentiality and health records
  • Other ethics resources from the BMA