The ethics of interventional care
This chapter discusses the ethical basis of interventional care, which is a broad topic that includes many aspects of medical care, examining the philosophical basis used for recommending surgery in general terms, and pinpointing the differences and similarities between palliative surgery and curative surgery. It looks at how the risks and benefits are analysed in a variety of situations. The chapter also discusses the similarities and differences between surgical interventions and other kinds of medical interventions, along with the crucial role that surgeons play for their patients.
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