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Professional misconduct and ethics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17765494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Quality medical care focuses on achieving the greatest benefit while minimizing the risk of patient harm. This standard can become clouded in the case of a parturient and her fetus. The maternal-fetal relationship is unlike any other faced by physicians due to the fetus' complete physiologic dependence on the mother and because both the fetus and mother are considered patients of the obstetrician. This article reviews the ethical principles in obstetrics and gynecology and the laws and regulations that define professional misconduct. Although professional misconduct and ethics are separate entities, there are times when a physician's conduct must be examined from the standpoint of statutory misconduct and ethical uncertainties.
Steven F Seidman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-03     Completed Date:  2007-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP, 99 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gynecology / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence
Obstetrics / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence
Professional Misconduct / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence
Societies, Medical / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence
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