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BMC Med Ethics. 2001; 2: 1.
Published online Apr 26, 2001. doi:  10.1186/1472-6939-2-1
PMCID: PMC32193
Clinical ethics revisited
Peter A Singer,corresponding author1 Edmund D Pellegrino,2 and Mark Siegler3
1Sun Life Chair and Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
2John Carroll Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center
3Lindy Bergman Professor of Medicine Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics, University of Chicago
corresponding authorCorresponding author.
Peter A Singer: peter.singer/at/utoronto.ca; Edmund D Pellegrino: pellegre/at/georgetwon.edu; Mark Siegler: msiegler/at/medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Received December 20, 2000; Accepted January 15, 2001.
Abstract
A decade ago, we reviewed the field of clinical ethics; assessed its progress in research, education, and ethics committees and consultation; and made predictions about the future of the field. In this article, we revisit clinical ethics to examine our earlier observations, highlight key developments, and discuss remaining challenges for clinical ethics, including the need to develop a global perspective on clinical ethics problems.
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