In Hungary, the Old Medical Ethics Meets the New
Hastings Center Report. 1986 Jun; 16(3): 25-27.
Blasszauer, a lecturer in ethics at one of Hungary's medical universities, reviews the status of medical ethics in his country as the increasing use of Western medical technology gives rise to moral dilemmas in health care. All of Hungary's medical schools now provide formal training in ethics, though scholars concerned with bioethical issues still have difficulty finding forums in which to air their views. Older physicians tend to be paternalistic and to perceive medical ethics as limited to such matters as tipping and bribing of physicians. However, euthanasia, confidentiality, truthtelling to patients, and informed consent are becoming topics of discussion by the public and by medical ethics committees at the national and county level. (KIE abstract)
Abortion; Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Bioethical Issues; Bioethics; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Confidentiality; Curriculum; Consent; Decision Making; Diagnosis; Disclosure; Education; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Euthanasia; Genetic Disorders; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Human Experimentation; Informed Consent; International Aspects; Medical Education; Medical Ethics; Medical Schools; Organ Transplantation; Paternalism; Patients; Physicians; Prenatal Diagnosis; Remuneration; Research; Research Ethics; Research Ethics Committees; Resource Allocation; Schools; Technology; Transplantation; Universities;