Monday, October 23, 2023

Escaping the Pitfalls of Following the Crowd in Medical Ethics

 A thought-provoking paper dives into the tendency for healthcare ethics to be overly swayed by majority opinion, falling into the "ochlocratic trap." This mindset led to unethical studies like the Tuskegee syphilis experiment being initially accepted. The author makes a compelling case for applying scientific principles to strengthen medical ethics and avoid problematic groupthink.

Citation: Heston TF. The Ochlocratic Trap in Bioethics. Jour Clin Med Res. 2023;4(3):1-5.