Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics



SPECIAL SECTION: INTERNATIONAL VOICES

The Balance between Beneficence and Respect for Patient Autonomy in Clinical Medical Ethics in France


VERONIQUE  FOURNIER  a1
a1 The Center for Clinical Ethics at the Cochin Hospital, Paris, France

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A pilot center for clinical ethics in France opened with the establishment of the “Centre d'éthique clinique” at Cochin Hospital in Paris, September 2002. Unlike the longer history in the United States of providing ethics consultation for ethical issues deriving from physician–patient interactions, this center marks a new development in bringing clinical ethics to Europe.



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