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Doctors’ Orders: Towards A New Medical Ethics, Dublin: Veritas, 2001

“Hard hitting stuff . . . which could usefully trigger a much needed debate about the role of doctors in our society.  John Scally has written a timely and unique book full of questions about the practice of medicine in the state, an invaluable read for anyone with an interest in health.”

Dr Muiris Huston, The Irish Times Health Correspondent (from the review in The Irish Times, July, 2001).

“This is a very valuable book suitable for a general audience. In providing this ‘book of evidence’ and his own reflections Scally made an important contribution to a debate that must be vigorously pursued.”

Padraig Corkery, Maynooth College (from the review in The Furrow July/August, 2001).

“The author brings both sensitivity and compassion to the treatment of his subject … John Scally connects the study of ethics to the practice of medicine in Ireland today in a concrete and compelling way.”

Peter Donnelly, Milltown College, from the review in Studies, Spring, 2002.)


Last updated 5 March 2013 cathriona.russell@tcd.ie (Email).