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Monday, July 23, 2012

Retired Doc's correction: Parsimonious care from ACP is nothing new

I have criticized the "New" ( sixth edition of the ACP's ethics manual) before. I stand by that criticism, however, I was at least 14 years late in my comments. The 4th edition of the ACP Ethics Manual also speaks of parsimonious care and the concern for distributive justice. I was not paying attention. The forces of advocacy for social justice in the ACP were busy long before the 6th edition of the ethics manual went to press and also preceded the publication of The New Professionalism.

In an earlier posting I talked about the New Ethics Manual as a game changer as if there had been a major change in the ethics put forth by the ACP.I guess the game changed much sooner than I had realized.

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