Medical ethics is a specialized branch of applied ethics. It deals with the ethical problems arising from interaction between health care professionals and patients, and the way in which medical technology should be used in the existing health care system. Much of the controversy in contemporary medicine is resulted from rapid developments in technological devices. Medical ethics is concerned with the ethical values appropriate to the professionals working in the area of medicine. Medical profession has a code of conduct of its own, which is obligatory to all medical practitioners. Every medical practitioner is expected to subordinate his or her personal interests in the pursuit of professional goals. This book provides adequate knowledge about ethical principles and problems confronted by doctors in their daily practice. It is extremely useful to medical students as a required course material and to medical practitioners to create a sense of professional responsibility. This text is an invaluable guide to the students of philosophy interested in applied ethics. The medical problems are presented in a simple and lucid manner with appropriate examples, arguments and references.