Open Access Debate

Clinical ethics revisited: responses

Solomon R Benatar1*, Zulfiqar A Bhutta2, Abdallah S Daar3, Tony Hope4, Sue MacRae5, Laura W Roberts6 and Virginia A Sharpe7

Author Affiliations

1 Director, Bioethics Centre, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, Western Cape, South Africa

2 The Husein Lalji Dewraj Professor of Paediatrics & Child Health, Department of Paediatrics, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

3 Director, Program on Applied Ethics and Biotechnology, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Surgery, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto M5G 1L4, Canada

4 Professor of Medical Ethics and Director of Ethox, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Old Road, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK

5 Bioethicist, University Health Network, University of Toronto Joint Center for Bioethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L4, Canada

6 Director, Empirical Ethics Group, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2400 Tucker NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

7 Deputy Director and Associate for Biomedical and Environmental Ethics, The Hastings Center, 21 Malcolm Gordon Drive, Garrison, NY 10524, USA

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BMC Medical Ethics 2001, 2:2  doi:10.1186/1472-6939-2-2

Published: 26 April 2001


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