Ethics in the Setting of Burned Patients

Christian J. Vercler, Charles Scott Hultman

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This article considers multiple ethical principles in the context of patients with burns. It explores the application of these principles to burn care and the impact on medical decision making, through several clinical vignettes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)903-909
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Autonomy
  • Beneficence
  • Best interests
  • Ethics
  • Informed consent
  • Substituted judgment
  • Surrogate decision making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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