Ethics in the 21st century

Beginning in this month’s issue, Medical Ethics Advisor will take an in-depth look at the medical ethics field and how it is preparing for the next century. Recent breakthroughs in cloning and reproductive technology, for example, might introduce ethics committees to new dilemmas. In the first of three topics, we’ll look at how the medical profession is grappling with the issue of disclosing mistakes to patients. Next month, we’ll examine the growing concern with ethicists being asked to assist in developing policies for organizational ethics. And in April, you’ll learn how to prepare professionally for the next century.