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Abstract. Which way do world outlooks, scientific findings and empiric evaluations correlate with each other in decision making in medicine? The answer to this question is given in the scientific context. There is a theory of decision making which is in demand by medical professionals, though not enough yet [1, 2]. So, what is the theory of decision making and to what extent its advancement may be applied to medicine with growing contradictions of technological revolution and human bioevolution? The choice of tactics in a patient’s management does not depend exclusively on clinical decisions. A doctor’s moral stand plays a significant role in decision making in medicine. This article deals with some factors that have effect on this stand. The role of ethical expert examination is substantiated. It is particularly important due to implementation of «human enhancement» technologies in medical practice. Decision making is always associated with a choice of options. Moral considerations are a key point that must influence this choice under uncertain predictions concerning application of new biotechnologies.

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Natalya N. Sedova

Volgograd State Medical University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6775-0787

Doctor of Science (Philosophy), Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Professor, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Bioethics and Law with a course of sociology of medicine at the Volgograd State Medical University, Head of Ethical, judicial and sociological expertise in medicine Department of the Volgograd Medical Research Center, Member of the Russian Unit of the International Network of UNESCO Bioethics Chairs, Member of the RBC at the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, Member of the IFT (International Bioethics Educators Forum),Volgograd, Russia

Russian Federation

Tatyana I. Guba

Volgograd State Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6710-6278

PhD, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages with a Latin course, Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd, Russia


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