Medical ethics and doctors’ social responsibility

What could medical ethics look like that would follow principles of clinical practice but also, simultaneously, others of public health and community medicine?


Unger, JP., Morales, I., De Paepe, P. et al. In defence of a single body of clinical and public health, medical ethics. BMC Health Serv Res 20, 1070 (2020).

JP Unger. Profesionalismo en salud socialmente responsable. Principios y condiciones de ejercicio.REVISTA SALUD 2000 Nº 159. FEBRERO DE 2021. (in Spanish)


American doctors commit suicide more frequently than veterans. Their suffering is the greatest of any occupational category in the United States. There is reason to believe that mental distress caused by the healthcare system is an important co-factor in the epidemic of caregiver burnout.


Unger JP. Physicians' Burnout (and That of Psychologists, Nurses, Magistrates, Researchers, and Professors). For a Control Program. Int J Health Serv. 2020;50(1):73-81. doi:10.1177/0020731419883525 (in French)


What are the differences between ethical and commercial medical practices ? (in French)


Unger J.-P., De Paepe P., Marchal B. Commerciale ou sociale? Il existe deux médecines. Ethica clinica 2007; 46: 4-7.