Medical Ethics: Real-World Application
By Afshin Nasseri

You may have acquired this book as a result of conflicts with peers, administrators, patients, or State Medical Boards, where the outcomes of those interactions have left you wondering, “…what if I had done things differently?"

Medical Ethics: Real-World Application By Afshin Nasseri

You may have acquired this book as a result of conflicts with peers, administrators, patients, or State Medical Boards, where the outcomes of those interactions have left you wondering, “…what if I had done things differently?”


In that case, I hope that this book answers some of your questions and guides you with regards to any future quandaries you may encounter.


If you are a healthcare worker seeking to understand the subject of medical ethics, then I hope this book helps you acquire the clarity you seek.
If you are an individual simply curious about medical ethics, then I raise my hat to you for your pursuit of knowledge.

Meet Afshin Nasseri

Dr. Nasseri has dedicated most of his adult life to Internal Medicine. He spent 20 years as the sole physician in his large primary care practice, focusing on a variety of patient issues such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, thyroid disorders, men’s health, diabetes, arthritis, and mental health issues encompassing anxiety, depression, and stress management. He also created primary care facilities at two different hospitals lacking primary care infrastructure and was responsible for establishing standards of management and practice for the facilities. Dr. Nasseri also assisted in ICU and CCU infrastructure development for one of these facilities, by establishing protocols for care in a high-growth environment.

Over his extensive professional career and experience, he came to the realization that there must be a better way to improve patient compliance, lifestyle, and behaviors, and became a certified Health Coach and Life Coach in order to improve the lives of his patients.

Early in his medical career, he was recognized as an accredited teacher to Brown and Boston University medical students and interns. Dr. Nasseri is an active leader at GRACECares, Inc. a nonprofit organization aimed at community development through mindful empowerment and works with the Lucknow Project and a variety of local organizations to provide free healthcare and medicines to rural villages in Uttar Pradesh, India.

He is an accomplished member of the American College of Physicians, the Harvard Institute of Coaching, the American Society of Laser Medicine, the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) at Brown University, and is certified by both the Fowler Institute of Coaching and the Beck Institute in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Farsi (Persian). He has lived and worked professionally in a variety of countries and has rich cultural background and understanding which allows him to connect with clients and patients from across the world.

What is Medical Ethics?

One of the most important steps in becoming a doctor is to take the Hippocratic oath, a promise to “first, do no harm.” As a matter of fact, the first “do no harm” is attributed to “Of the Epidemics” one of Hippocrates’ works, stating, “…the physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future; [the physician] must mediate these findings, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.”

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