This concept is commonly known as patient-physician privilege.36 37 Cultural concerns edit Culture differences can create difficult medical ethics problems.

Reliable scientific knowledge has no ethical content, it is the way the world.These breakdowns should be remedied, and many apparently insurmountable "ethics" problems can be solved with open lines of communication.

Persons with a psychiatric condition such as delirium or clinical depression may lack capacity to make end-of-life decisions.J Am Board Fam Pract.