Dr. Edmund Pellegrino: Ethics In Medicine

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Dr. Edmund Pellegrino-Ethics in Medicine

The purpose of this paper is to delve into my own thoughts on the role ethics plays in medicine and how business has infiltrated our field so deeply, in the context of Dr. Edmund Pellegrino’s interview that is posted on D2L.
Dr. Edmund Pellegrino emphasizes how important ethics is in the field of medicine by stating how much responsibility we have as physicians to do the right thing for the patient despite possible conflicting interests. When I think about my personal experiences with physicians, it is true that they have an incredible amount of power in the patient-doctor relationship, and that if they were not morally inclined, conflicting interests could pull their treatment in a certain direction
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