MALPRACTICE IMPLICATIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF NEW PHARMACOLOGICAL AGENTS AND SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES IN OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
The aim of this article is to relate some ethical aspects concerning the use of new pharmacological agents and modern technologies in the field of otorhinolaryngology and their implications in malpractice. The objective is to point out some aspects identified in clinical practice which need particular attention, concerning the approach of the doctor-patient relation. As a method we chose to analyze clinical cases and their history with emphasis on the “route” the patient followed up to the moment of admission to the hospital. These data will be associated with lecturing relevant literature concerning bioethical issues. The results concern practical aspects which aim to prevent a non-ethical behavior of the surgeon, especially related to the applications of new pharmacological agents and modern technologies in surgical practice that can lead to malpractice.