Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger
Ok. Thanks for that.
When a doctor decides not to be a member of a professional association, they are not bound by the ethics code of that organization. I accept that. Thereís no sanction such a doctor could face unless they violate a Medical Board rule or a law.
Does this mean that they get to make up their own ethics rules? Is the law and their conscience the only guide? I canít accept a yes answer to either of those questions.
A doctor either acts ethically or they donít. There has to be some objective standard by which to judge their actions. This idea of idiosyncratic ethics cannot be it.