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Ethical Challenges in Rheumatology: A survey of the American College of Rheumatology membership
Arthritis and Rheumatism (2013)
  • Michele Meltzer
Abstract

Abstract Objective Despite the frequency of ethical issues arising in patient care, ethical discourse in the rheumatology literature is negligible. To better understand the scope of ethical problems occurring in our specialty, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest surveyed ACR members. Specific objectives of the survey were 1) to learn the perceived frequency of ethical issues in rheumatology, 2) to identify activities that pose ethical problems in rheumatologic practice, 3) to determine the extent of education on, and self-perceived knowledge about, ethics among ACR members, and 4) to determine member interest in, and suggest content for, future ACR-sponsored educational activities related to bioethics.

Keywords
  • ethics,
  • rheumatology
Publication Date
Fall October, 2013
Publisher Statement
Copyright © 2013 by the American College of Rheumatology
Citation Information
Michele Meltzer. "Ethical Challenges in Rheumatology: A survey of the American College of Rheumatology membership" Arthritis and Rheumatism Vol. 65 Iss. 10 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michele_meltzer/3/