Ethics, medical ethics and bioethics: Towards conceptual analysis
Joseph N Ogar, Thomas E Ogar, Nwoye Leonard
God created man as a free moral agent. This does not preclude that fact, that human action must be judged and he is accountable. In view of this, God handed over amoral or ethical code to regulate the actions of man in all his endeavors and even as he interacts among themselves. Unfortunately, this “golden ethical blue-prints” seem to have been fawn by man. This paper seeks ethics as the very foundation of a good and rewarding human relation. The paper observed that all professions ranging from the street’s to offices, educational institutions, politics, hospitals and even market places need ethical reawakening in order to rebuild and solidify the human sanctity. Though arguments on the subject matter of ethics abound, but however, its significance cannot be denied. The paper maintained that a knowledge and understanding of ethics is key to our claims of rationality and morality. Application to all other field of study and profession like law, medicine, engineering and so on should be seen as attempt at revamping our society through our actions along the lines of virtue and integrity though this paper restricted itself to the field of medicine.