Civil Liability

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Chapter 12: Liability and the Legal Duty to Inform in Research

Early medicine was characterized by paternalistic medical practices. The Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, for example, opined that ‘[physicians] will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to [their] ability and judgment. [They] will keep them from harm and justice’ (Hippocratic Oath 1943). In the modern era, medical paternalism continued to be legitimized through […] Read more