Beyond the Hippocratic Oath

A pioneer in kidney transplantation in Canada in the late 1950s, Dr. John Dossetor was faced with making many ethical decisions in his ground-breaking research and practice in nephrology so it was with much personal experience that he embraced the study of medical ethics in his later years. His medical career spans decades of change as modern technology made possible more complex treatment situations. His observations on his own distinguished career in medicine from his perspective as a bioethicist are instructive and informative.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Title Page 4
Copyright 5
Epigraph 6
Contents 8
Foreword | Wilson 10
Acknowledgements 14
Preface 18
I Early Days 22
1 Witnessing the dawn of a new epoch 24
2 Early medical career 36
3 Two postgraduate years in London 62
4 The New World 72
II Nephrology 94
5 A fledgling nephrologist at McGill,1961–1969 96
6 Early experiences in kidney transplantationat McGill, 1963–1969 108
7 Research at the University of Alberta,1971–1982 134
8 Academic medicine 154
9 Ethics in the developing world 166
III A career in ethics 182
10 Sabbatical in ethics, 1985–1986 184
11 Clinical ethics 208
12 Ethics for research on humans 232
13 Sharing between people 250
14 Our evolving values 274
Appendices 290
Notes 302
Index 314