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Do we need bioethics?

Do we need bioethics Do we need bioethics Two counterarguments: Need and Employability It may be surprisingly annoying to keep defining and defending your speciality every time you are asked about it. To many, including some medical colleagues, I have wasted my time and two dream opportunities: a master at the University of Toronto and a PhD at the University of Birmingham. Instead of 'being a doctor', they tell me in full empathy, I chose a 'theoretical discipline'. Although I had my masters in bioethics at the  University of Toronto Joint Center for Bioethics  more than a decade ago, my listeners got confused when they ask me about my speciality and I quietly utter the word, "bioethics". They respond, "good,  biostatistics  is not bad at all". I try to correct them that bioethics has nothing to do with biostatistics. Some keep this sympathetic look of 'oh dear, what a waste of time?!'. They believe, consciously or unconsciousl

Introduction to Public Health Ethics | The complete lecture

Introduction to Public Health Ethics | The complete lecture Introduction to Public Health Ethics | The complete lecture Introduction to Public Health Ethics This lecture was delivered to the medical students in their Community Medicine Course, we have outlined and discussed the following points:   1- What is ethically unique about public health? 2- What is Public health Ethics? And do we need it? 3- What makes public health ethically problematic? 4- How to make our public health programs ethical? 5- The ethical principles for public health PLEASE CLICK 'CC' TO SEE THE SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH

What can public health practice ethically problematic?

 In this part of the lecture, we discuss: What is Public Health Ethics? What can make public health ethically problematic? The concept of the 'Nanny State' What are the limits and limitations of the State's interference in people's lives and health? How to respond to those argue that 'I am free to  eat what I want. It's my body, not yours'

How a discontinued treatment led a patient to be sent to jail?

A patient discontinued his treatment. The PHO locked him in the prison's hospital?  (TRUE STORY) In this part of the lecture, I discuss a real case that happened in a rural area where a TB patient discontinued his treatment and ended up sent to jail. Watch to see how this all happened and then discuss the following ethical issues: Is the patient's right to refuse treatment absolute? If not, when and where to draw the line to the point of forcing them to be treated/isolated? What are the limits of the public health authorities and the State in general when it comes to people's choices? What are the ethical principles that should guide our interventions as public health physicians in managing patients with infectious diseases?

رد الأستاذ الدكتور زهير السباعي على مقالي- هل يتحول المريض الى زبون؟

أخي الفاضل د. غياث الحسين لك خالص التحية والتقدير . شاكرا لك ما أوردته في مقالك هل يتحول المرضى الى زبائن . وأبدأ فأقول أني اكتب اليك والى جميع الزملاء باللغة العربية ، إيمانا مني بأنها أولا قادرة على التعبير عن جميع القضايا الطبية (أشير الى كتابي بعنوان تجربتي في تعليم الطب باللغة العربية) ، ليس ذلك فحسب ، وإنما أيضا نحن كعرب قادرون عن التعبير بها أكثر من قدرتنا على التعبير بأى لغة أجنبية (نسبة التعابير العلمية في كتب الطب لا تزيد عن 3,8% من مجموع الكلمات باستثناء التكرار) . أترك هذه القضية وانتقل الى قضية أخرى لها علاقة أكثر بالأخلاق الطبية. تحدثت في مقالتك عن علاقة الطبيب بالمريض أى بالإنسان بعد أن يمرض . دعني أشير الى مقولة إبن سينا في تعريفه للطب بأنه " حفظ صحة .. وبرء مرض " . ترى .. أليس من واجب الطبيب مع فريقه الصحي أن يولي قضية حفظ الصحة (أى عنايته بصحة الإنسان قبل أن يمرض) حقها من الإهتمام. عل هذا يجرنا الى سؤال آخر. في عالمنا العربي كم في المائة من المشاكل الصحية التي يراها الطبيب في عيادته أو مستشفاه كان بالإمكان الوقاية منها أو حتى التخفيف من وطأت