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Plastic Surgery's Contributions to Surgical Ethics

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Plastic Surgery's Contributions to Surgical Ethics
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AMA Journal of Ethics, April 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.4.nlit1-1804
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We review Kevin Chung and colleagues' 2009 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeryarticle, "A Systematic Review of Ethical Principles in the Plastic Surgery Literature," which shows that only 110 of the more than 100,000 plastic surgery articles clearly focus on ethical principles. The four fundamental ethical principles (i.e., respect for autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice) were differentially emphasized, with respect for autonomy being most common. Despite the number of ethical issues faced by plastic surgeons, this systematic review found that a relatively small fraction of the plastic surgery literature has focused on ethical principles. Here, we highlight the importance of this analysis and discuss how its findings might be extrapolated from plastic surgery ethics to surgical ethics writ large.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 54%
Researcher 3 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Student > Master 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 23%
Environmental Science 2 15%
Engineering 2 15%
Psychology 1 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Other 2 15%
Unknown 2 15%