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Medical school applicants should be screened for personality disorders to prevent ethical disasters
Medical schools should screen applicants for personality disorders before granting them entry, finds a study in the Journal of Medical Ethics. This would help clarify their ethical stance and help to avoid disasters such as the Shipman murders, say the authors. View News Article (2001-11-27)

Diagnosis targets in primary care are misleading and unethical
Now come targets for six other conditions, including diabetes coronary heart disease, asthma and depression, writes Dr Martin Brunet, a GP in Surrey. "But the data on which they are based are flawed, and the approach incentivises potentially harmful overdiagnosis," he argues.  View News Article (2014-12-03)

Moral in the morning, but dishonest in the afternoon
Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to be dishonest in the afternoon than in the morning. View News Article (2013-10-30)

ESHRE continues ban on human reproductive cloning
"Irresponsible and unethical" says ESHRE The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, which represents more than 4,000 international fertility experts, has renewed its moratorium on the cloning of human babies. The organisation first took a decision in 1999 to implement a five-year voluntary moratorium on reproductive cloning when it became clear that technical advances arising from... View News Article (2003-06-29)

The Good, the Bad, and the Guilty: Anticipating Feelings of Guilt Predicts Ethical Behavior
From politics to finance, government to education, ethics-related scandals seem to crop up with considerable regularity. As whistleblowers and investigative journalists bring these scandals to light, one can't help but wonder: Are there specific character traits that predispose people to unethical behavior? View News Article (2012-10-11)

New Studies Determine Which Social Class More Likely to Behave Unethically
A series of studies conducted by psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Toronto in Canada reveal something the well off may not want to hear. Individuals who are relatively high in social class are more likely to engage in a variety of unethical behaviors. View News Article (2012-03-08)

Anticipating temptation may reduce unethical behavior, research finds
Why do good people do bad things? It's a question that has been pondered for centuries, and new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology may offer some insights about when people succumb to versus resist ethical temptations.  View News Article (2015-05-22)

Upper class more likely to be scofflaws due to greed, study finds
The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe - as did Gordon Gekko in the movie "Wall Street" - that "greed is good," according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. View News Article (2012-02-28)

Number-crunching could lead to unethical choices, says new study
Calculating the pros and cons of a potential decision is a way of decision-making. But repeated engagement with numbers-focused calculations, especially those involving money, can have unintended negative consequences, including social and moral transgressions, says new study co-authored by a professor at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.  View News Article (2014-09-16)

Undisclosed payments to doctors recruiting trial patients is unethical
Doctors are often paid to recruit patients to clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, yet such payments are often not disclosed to the patients. Researchers in this week`s BMJ argue that this practice is unethical and damages efforts to involve patients more fully in clinical trials. Over the years, payments have soared to thousands of pounds per completed patient, and well-... View News Article (2002-07-03)

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