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  Circumcision of Male Infants: Ethical and Legal Guidance for Doctors
The BMA would therefore have concerns at any prohibition of the use of techniques which, in certain circumstances are considered by the profession at large to be clinically appropriate.
The BMA does not have a policy on the ethics of male circumcision for religious or cultural purposes but issues this guidance in response to doctors for all relevant factors to be taken into account.
The BMA strongly recommends that either the written consent of BOTH parents, or of the person with parental responsibility be obtained for circumcision.
www.cirp.org /library/statements/bma   (1792 words)

 British Medical Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was established by the amalgamation of several regional medical associations, of which the original was probably the one from Worcester, and dates from around 1860.
The BMA Council is the highest political body within the BMA and nominally runs the organisation’s policy wing in accordance with ARM decisions (although each craft committee retains significant independent authority).
The BMA is not responsible for registering doctors for practice in the United Kingdom; this role is carried out by the General Medical Council.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Medical_Association   (691 words)

 British Medical Association, Hong Kong Branch
The British Medical Association's Hong Kong Branch has a long tradition of service to the medical community and the general public in Hong Kong.
The Association is keen to attract members with established experience and contacts in Medicine in Britain, who are practicing in Hong Kong, and from all areas of medical practice in Hong Kong.
Associate Membership, however, is open to all doctors registered in Hong Kong, regardless of whether they are members of the BMA, UK.
hkbma.homestead.com   (352 words)

 Ethics of Circumcision - BMA, 2003
As a general rule, however, the BMA believes that parents should be entitled to make choices about how best to promote their children's interests, and it is for society to decide what limits should be imposed on parental choices.
The BMA is concerned that they may not have easy access to up-to-date information, however, and has called on appropriate bodies such as the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons to produce an information leaflet.
The BMA is generally very supportive of allowing parents to make choices on behalf of their children, and believes that neither society nor doctors should interfere unjustifiably in the relationship between parents and their children.
www.circumstitions.com /BMA-ethics.html   (3576 words)

 British Medical Association says no place for bullying in medical schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Commenting on a paper in today's (Friday 1 October) British Medical Journal on 'the hidden curriculum' in medical schools, Dr Peter Dangerfield, chair of the BMA's Board of Medical Education, said:
Medical school should be a place where students learn from role models in a positive and friendly atmosphere.
Please note that medical information found on this website is designed to support, not to replace the relationship between patient and physician/doctor.
www.news-medical.net /?id=5203   (311 words)

 Manipal Education :: British Medical Journal
The launching of the Indian edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) by the Kasturba Medical College Trust in March 1985 ushered in a new era in medical journalism in India.
The BMJ is the official journal of the British Medical Association UK, a leading publisher in the medical field.
British Journal of Ophthalmology - South Asia Edition is one of he most respected and prestigious ophthalmology journals.
www.manipal.edu /media/publi_british.htm   (356 words)

 One in three medical students has been bullied, BMA survey shows
Thirty-five per cent of medical students who responded to the BMA Medical Students Committee welfare survey had experienced some form of bullying while at university or on a hospital placement.
Most did not know whether their medical school had a policy on whistle-blowing, and the majority did not think there was adequate support for whistle-blowers.
The survey also highlights the problems encountered by mature students, who often have large debts from their first degree and are balancing the demands of a medical degree with other commitments, such as looking after a family.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=23836   (504 words)

 Fighting fit - 2 October 2006
The British Medical Association (BMA), which looks after the interests of more than 139,000 doctors and medical students, has more on its plate than most and its legal team gets involved at all levels of the organisation's activities.
Although all that the BMA does is on behalf of its members, Waters and the legal team do not accept matters directly from members.
Chaudhary is claiming that the BMA refused his requests for assistance in connection with allegations of racial discrimination, which he was making against other medical authorities, on grounds of race.
www.thelawyer.com /cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=122179&d=195&h=24&f=46   (889 words)

 British Medical Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The BMA was founded by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting on the 19th July 1832 in the Board Room of Worcester Infirmary.
The Medical Reform Committee of the BMA were instrumental in the 1858 Medical Act, which established the General Medical Council and created a Medical Register.
His interest in medical ethics was the foundation of the medico-ethical work of the B.M.A. 1940 [meeting cancelled] Sir Beckwith Whitehouse, M.S., CH.M., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.O.G., F.A.C.S. "Physiology and Pathology of uterine Haemorrhage" London 1914.
www.institutions.org.uk /hospitals/info/british_medical_association.htm   (711 words)

 British Medical Association - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
British Medical Association, (BMA), registered trade union of doctors in the National Health Service (not affiliated to the Trades Union Congress),...
The British Medical Association (BMA) is the representative body for doctors from all branches of medicine throughout the UK.
The English doctor Richard Lower did fundamental work on the anatomy of the heart, demonstrated the interaction of air and blood, and performed one...
uk.encarta.msn.com /British_Medical_Association.html   (156 words)

 RTE News - British Medical Association criticises Straw over Pinochet results
The British Medical Association has criticised the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, for keeping secret the results of medical tests on the former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet.
Mr Straw has said the tests show the general is unfit to be sent for trial in a Spanish court, but he insists that the details are confidential.
The chairman of the medical association's ethics committee, Michael Wilks, said the doctors involved had been acting in a forensic capacity, and their opinions should be disclosed and tested in court.
www.rte.ie /news/2000/0121/pinochet.html   (321 words)

 Catholic World News : British Medical Association drops opposition to assisted suicide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The BMA has been edging closer to approving direct and indirect euthanasia for years and is already one of the world's most abortion-supportive national medical associations.
In recent years, the British courts have given doctors greater powers over the lives of disabled patients, often despite the wishes of parents who fought for and lost the right to have their disabled infants kept alive.
The BMA's motion stated that doctors believed that the question of "the criminal law in relation to assisted dying is primarily a matter for society and for Parliament," but added they would press for "robust safeguards."
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=38250   (497 words)

 Christopher P Price: Letter to British Medical Association
Perhaps the misapprehension here is founded in part on the considerable misapprehensions as to the harm of all circumcisions, the legal considerations and the lack of any medical benefits of non-therapeutic circumcisions which render the remainder of the Guidance so inept.
Given that, at the least, it is incontestable from the medical studies that circumcision is “actively against [the child's] interests” then the two possible defences he gives for non-therapeutic circumcisions fail; note also his comments on circumcisions for cultural reasons.
For any doctor to perform surgery on a person which carries no medical benefit and which is clearly harmful to that person is a grave breach of medical ethics (as well as the law).
www.cirp.org /library/statements/bma/price   (2067 words)

 CNN.com - Doctors' group: Phone use in car risky business - May 24, 2001
The report by the British Medical Association warns that cellular phone conversation while driving, even hands-free, substantially increases the risk of an accident.
It's estimated that there are 700 million mobile phone users around the world, and the BMA says there could be as many as 1 billion users by the end of next year.
The bottom line from the BMA is that the less a cell phone is used, the less potential risk.
archives.cnn.com /2001/HEALTH/05/24/cell.phone   (437 words)

 NOCIRC - BMA Circumcision of Male Infants
This issue is addressed by a separate BMA Guidance.
Therefore, to circumcised for therapeutic reasons where medical research has shown other techniques to be at least as effective and less invasive would be unethical and inappropriate.
Doctors must recognise that the appearance of the foreskin in infancy does not act as a guide to whether it will became retractile in later life.
www.nocirc.org /position/bma.php   (1768 words)

 British Medical Association clarifies abortion guidance
As far as the BMA is aware it is extremely unlikely that a foetus would survive a termination of pregnancy procedure.
However in the very rare event that a foetus does survive, the BMA's written guidance already states that from birth, all people have the right to expect care and treatment appropriate to their needs.
We are not sure if the proposers of this motion are aware of the current BMA guidance or perhaps they have identified another aspect.
www.pharma-lexicon.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=9790   (297 words)

 NHS Blog Doctor: The British Medical Association goes blogging
A important feature article on medical blogging appears in this moth’s British Medical Association News Magazine, with articles by Kevin MD from the USA, Dr Dork from Australia and by a certain Dr J. Crippen from “somewhere north of the M25”.
Members of the BMA can log in and read the article here.
Medical blogging used to be primarily an American phenomenon but then throughout 2006 more and more British medical blogs appeared.
nhsblogdoc.blogspot.com /2006/03/british-medical-association-goes.html   (667 words)

 The law and ethics of male circumcision: guidance for doctors -- British Medical Association 30 (3): 259 -- Journal of ...
One of the roles of the British Medical Association (BMA) is
Clearly where a child has only one parent with parental responsibility, that person is responsible for decision making, although his or her views may not be determinative.
British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Royal College of Anaesthetists.
jme.bmj.com /cgi/content/full/30/3/259   (3065 words)

 British Medical Association Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
The BMA decided to take a thorough new look at the complex interface between medical practitioners and possible abuses of human rights.
The Medical Effects of Nuclear War: The Report of the British Medical Association's Board of Science and Education
This BMA report discusses the current situation regarding performance enhancing drugs as well as the effects of prescribed medication on sports people's performance.
www.alibris.co.uk /search/books/author/British_Medical_Association   (589 words)

 British Medical Journal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Recently, its readership has witnessed a surge in the number of articles focusing on medical ethics and health in developing nations.
The BMJ has an open peer-review system, wherein the authors will be informed who reviewed their manuscripts.
A Greasemonkey killfile filter [1] was developed for this reason, to avoid annoyance, by some British doctors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Medical_Journal   (889 words)

 Catholic World News : British medical association rejects lower abortion term-limits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Manchester, Jun. 30, 2005 (CWNews.com) - The British Medical Association (BMA) has declined to endorse a proposal that legal abortion should be available only through the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, replacing the current limit of 24 weeks.
The BMA had not discussed the term limits on legal abortion since 1989, and proponents of the change pointed out that medical science has made it possible to save the lives of babies born after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Most abortions occur during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy, but the British Pregnancy Service-- the country's leading abortion provider-- claimed that many women would travel abroad to procure abortions if the legal limit were changed.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=38146   (180 words)

 British Medical Association Prescribes Imprivata for Painful Password Problems
The Imprivata appliance was initially piloted within the BMA’s IT department and, after a successful trial, OneSign ESSO is now being rolled out to users in key departments across its four main locations.
The BMA is now looking at widening the scope of the project to include more of the organisation’s most frequently used applications, including those specifically used by its large publishing division.
The BMA is a voluntary professional association of doctors that speaks for doctors at home and abroad and provides services for its members.
www.imprivata.com /content459.html   (647 words)

 MSDH Entomologist Receives British Medical Association Book Award - Mississippi Department of Health
The competition is administered by the BMA Library for the BMA’s Board of Science and Education.
The winners were announced at a special ceremony at the BMA House in London, England on November 5, 2003.
As the medical entomologist for the Mississippi State Department of Health, Dr. Goddard oversees all programs related to the prevention and management of insect caused or transmitted diseases in Mississippi.
www.msdh.state.ms.us /msdhsite/index.cfm/23,1415,58,html   (289 words)

 British Medical Association's Lancet Supports Marijuana Law Reform - NORML
The shops are not allowed to advertise, or to sell cannabis to individuals aged under 16 years.
Prominent among those currently calling for legislative reform -- and going further by making constructive proposals -- are police chiefs and city medical officers, people who know only too well that the existing policies in most countries are ineffective and unworkable.
Meanwhile, politicians have largely remained silent, seemingly afraid of offending powerful segments of the electorate or merely of being perceived as weak in the face of rising crime figures.
www.norml.org /index.cfm?Group_ID=3476   (686 words)

 BMA starts healthcare funding review - British Medical Association - Medicopolitical Digest British Medical Journal - ...
British Medical Journal, March 4, 2000 by Linda Beecham
The BMA has started its review of healthcare funding with the first meeting of a steering group this week (1 January, p 62).
The group includes representatives of patients' and consumers' organisations, private health care, and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as of doctors and nurses.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0999/is_7235_320/ai_61025599   (250 words)

 British Complementary Medical Association
All applicants for membership undergo an investigation to ensure they have a satisfactory standard of education and training as part of their entry requirements.
A minimum level of Medical Negligence and Public Liability insurance is also a requirement.
It is also moving towards a requirement for Continuing Professional Development for membership and maintains a Practitioner Register for referrals of suitably qualified practitioners to the public.
www.internethealthlibrary.com /Professional-Associations/BCMA.htm   (224 words)

 Attention: Members of the British Medical Journal and British Medical Association
Patients on prescribed medication regimens - particularly vulnerable groups such as senior citizens and the disabled or chronically ill - cannot afford to adhere to their medication schedules.
The medications we dispense are all approved by Medsafe, the Medicines and Health Care Products Regulatory Agency of the British Department of Health.
If you are a licensed physician who is a British Medical Association member or a member of another British medical organization, we'd like to speak to you.
www.globalpharmaceuticalbrokers.com /attention-british-medical-association.html   (847 words)

 Amazon.com: Medical Ethics Today: The Bma's Handbook of Ethics and Law: Books: British Medical Association ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It provides practical advice and guidance that draws upon the large volume of enquiries received by the BMA's Medical Ethics Department.Although rooted in moral theory and legal practice, the book is designed both to provide practical advice for doctors' day to day working lives and to stimulate debate on broader areas of public policy.
Medical Ethics - Cedars-Sinai — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center doctors and staff are leading the quest for health in Los Angeles, California.
Graduate Programs in Medical Ethics — Gradschools.com features an online directory of graduate school programs with descriptions, contacts and links, all free for the student.
www.amazon.com /Medical-Ethics-Today-Bmas-Handbook/dp/0727917447   (922 words)

 Medical Foundation for AIDS and Sexual Health
Endorsed by the Department of Health, the British HIV Association and the National Association of NHS Providers of AIDS Care and Treatment.
Medical Foundation for AIDS and Sexual Health is a charity supported by the British Medical Association
Previously known as the BMA Foundation for Aids, we adopted the new name Medical Foundation for AIDS and Sexual Health in April 2002, to reflect our role and remit more accurately.
www.medfash.org.uk   (476 words)

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