Equity under the knife: Justice and evidence in surgery

Wendy Rogers*, Christopher Degeling, Cynthia Townley

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Surgery is an increasingly common and expensive mode of medical intervention. The ethical dimensions of the surgeon-patient relationship, including respect for personal autonomy and informed consent, are much discussed; but broader equity issues have not received the same attention. This paper extends the understanding of surgical ethics by considering the nature of evidence in surgery and its relationship to a just provision of healthcare for individuals and their populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalBioethics
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Equity
  • Evidence
  • Health technology assessment
  • Justice
  • Public health ethics
  • Surgery

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