Towards a European code of medical ethics. Ethical and legal issues

J Med Ethics 2017;43:41-46
Authors: Sara Patuzzo, Elisabetta Pulice
“The feasibility of a common European code of medical ethics is discussed, with consideration and evaluation of the difficulties such a project is going to face, from both the legal and ethical points of view. On the one hand, the analysis will underline the limits of a common European code of medical ethics as an instrument for harmonising national professional rules in the European context; on the other hand, we will highlight some of the potentials of this project, which could be increased and strengthened through a proper rulemaking process and through adequate and careful choice of content.”
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