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What ethical difference does an apostrophe make? Balancing the interests of patients and dental professionals.
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PMID:  23348448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dental professionals are obliged to put the interests of patients first. This is certainly laudable but it is unclear how far this duty extends. A further concern is whether it relates to the interests of a practitioner's own patients or to patients in general. The particular placement of an apostrophe in the General Dental Council's guidance is ambiguous. Dental professionals also have their own interests and might well ask if those interests should always be superseded. Every dental professional has a responsibility to put patient interests first as part of their professional registration; understanding this duty is therefore vital.
P Affleck; C Hird; C Potter; R Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  214     ISSN:  1476-5373     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  2014-01-23     Revised Date:  2014-10-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-2     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Codes of Ethics
Dentist-Patient Relations / ethics*
Dentists / ethics*
Ethics, Dental*
Great Britain
Interprofessional Relations / ethics
Patient Advocacy / ethics
Personal Autonomy
Professional Autonomy
Social Responsibility
Grant Support
10589//Cancer Research UK

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