Ethics in oncology: Principles and responsibilities declared in the Italian Ragusa statement

Stefania Gori, Caterina Caminiti, Giuseppe Aprile, Francesco Perrone, Massimo Di Maio, Emanuela Omodeo Salè, Annamaria Mancuso, Maurizio De Cicco, Francesco Costanzo, Sergio Crispino, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Marco Merlano, Luisa Fioretto, Giovanni Micallo, Roberto Labianca, Roberto Bordonaro, Alessandro Comandone, Sandro Spinsanti, Carmelo Iacono, Fabrizio NicolisOn behalf of AIOM (Italian Medical Oncology Association) and AIOM Foundation

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Abstract

Cancer care involves many ethical issues. The need for more patient-centered healthcare together with the improved empowerment of every person diagnosed with cancer have been transposed by the Italian Association of Medical Oncology (AIOM) and eventually translated in the Ragusa statement. This position paper describes the philosophy that lies beneath this document and its fundamental principles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e25-e27
JournalTumori
Volume102
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cancer care
  • Clinical research
  • Empowerment
  • Ethics
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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