Ethics

Ethics for students

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Just embarking on your medical career? 

This tool kit aims to give you:

Bullet pointa general introduction to common ethical problems you may encounter

Bullet pointpractical ways of thinking about ethical problems to help solve issues which arise

Use the student ethics tool kit

Everyday Medical Ethics and Law

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Get practical advice on everyday ethical dilemmas 

Our new handy reference paperback is based on real life queries from our members. 

The book summarises best practice standards, legal benchmarks and advice from expert organisations.

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Expressions of doctors' beliefs

doctor with patientWe recognise that some doctors and medical students may have a conscientious objection to participating in some procedures that are nonetheless lawful.

This guidance sets out the BMA's views on conscientious objection.

More on conscientious objection

Armed forces ethics tool kit

Extremity of circumstances can sometimes make it difficult to understand how best to fulfil your ethical obligations.

We help armed forces doctors fulfil those obligations as medical doctors in the military context.

Use the armed forces tool kit

Medical Ethics Today

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Our definitive Handbook gives you essential guidance on the legal and ethical issues you encounter in your clinical practice.

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Use our ethics A to Z to find quick links to all our papers, guidance, tool kits and books, including:

Bullet pointSafeguarding vulnerable adults

Bullet pointEnd of life care

Bullet pointFirearms

Ethics A to Z