Regulating professional behavior: codes of ethics or law? Suggested criteria.Med Law. 2013 Sep;32(3):235-50
Authors: Libman LA
This paper suggests considering a few parameters when making policy decisions as to the proper "tool" to regulate professional behavior: law or professional ethics. This is done on the background of understanding the place of codes of professional ethics between "pure" ethics and law. Suggested criteria are then illustrated using a few examples. Further discourse may reveal additional factors to support a more rational process of decision-making in this field.