Challenges to professionalism and ethics in perioperative clinical practice

Bid Kumar
Submitted: May, 2021

Perioperative medicine can pose myriad challenges to professionalism and ethical practice. Medicine is a science, but definite end points, and predictable results and outcomes do not consistently occur. There is the potential for error during all steps of a patient’s assessment and treatment. Examination findings, laboratory investigations, diagnosis, plans for and outco