Equity Under the Knife: Justice and Evidence in Surgery

8 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2014  

Wendy A Rogers

Macquarie University; Flinders University

Christopher Degeling

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Cynthia Townley

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 2014

Abstract

Surgery is an increasingly common and expensive mode of medical intervention. The ethical dimensions of the surgeonā€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.

Keywords: surgery, equity, justice, evidence, health technology assessment, public health ethics

Suggested Citation

Rogers, Wendy A and Degeling, Christopher and Townley, Cynthia, Equity Under the Knife: Justice and Evidence in Surgery (March 2014). Bioethics, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 119-126, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2399251 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8519.2012.01980.x

Wendy A Rogers (Contact Author)

Macquarie University ( email )

New South Wales
Australia

Flinders University ( email )

GPO Box 2100
Adelaide S.A. 5001, SA 5063
Australia

Christopher Degeling

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Cynthia Townley

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

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