Year: 1983 Source: Journal of Medical Ethics, v.9, (1983), p.170-174 SIEC No: 19850208

The authors discuss 4 aspects of medical ethics in France – abortion & contraception, artificial insemination, suicide & euthanasia, & drug trials on healthy human beings – and then outline the various ethical codes which apply to French physicians. Where the doctor was formerly regarded as a guardian of traditional values, he is now being asked to adapt to changing values & the latest technological innovations. Different organizations are mentioned throughout the article. (NBB)