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The New Medical Deontology Code

Ioanna Giareni

Abstract

This article refers to the provisions of the newly enacted Law 3418/2005 entitled "Medical Deontology Code", which introduces many innovations in the Hellenic public order. In a concrete manner, the author refers to the general rule of practicing the medical profession, the relation between doctor and patient, doctor and society, doctor and colleagues. There is also an extensive reference to the training, the scientific research and the medical duties concerning the mental health care. At the end of the article the author analyses the provisions of the law concerning - among others - the medical decisions at the end of patient 's life, the medical support in the human fertilization, the transplantations and the genetic identity protection.

Keywords: Medical deontology, general rules of practicing the medical profession, doctor and patient, doctor and society, doctor and colleagues, training, scientific research, mental health care, medical decisions at the end of patients life

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