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Do you want to shape and influence the way society deals with contentious medical issues? You might consider this unheralded position.
Issues such as “Right to Live,” stem cell research and cloning can often be found in the day’s biggest headlines. Emotions run high on both sides of these important topics and they often spill over into the political arena as well. A clinical ethicist takes an unbiased, non-partisan approach to examining each of these issues and providing input that helps shape how patients, their families, doctors, and hospitals deal with these difficult situations.
Most ethicists will need a master’s degree or doctorate related to medical ethics, and a minimum of at least five years experience.
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