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Virtue Ethics in a Value-driven World

Bias in Orthopaedics

Humbyrd, Casey Jo MD

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: November 2018 - Volume 476 - Issue 11 - p 2135–2137
doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000488

C. J. Humbyrd, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief, Foot and Ankle Division, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Casey Jo Humbyrd MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 4940 Eastern Avenue, 6th Floor A Building, Baltimore, MD 21224 USA, Email:

A note from the Editor-in-Chief: I am pleased to introduce a new column to readers of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® called “Virtue Ethics in a Value-driven World.” In this quarterly column, Casey Jo Humbyrd MD uses virtue ethics—the branch of normative ethics that focuses on moral character—to explore controversies relevant to the practice of medicine and orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Humbyrd is both an orthopaedic surgeon on faculty at Johns Hopkins University and an ethicist at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at that institution.

The author certifies that neither she, nor any members of her immediate family, have any commercial associations (such as consultancies, stock ownership, equity interest, patent/licensing arrangements, etc.) that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.

All ICMJE Conflict of Interest Forms for authors and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® editors and board members are on file with the publication and can be viewed on request.

The opinions expressed are those of the writer, and do not reflect the opinion or policy of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® or The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®.

Received August 21, 2018

Accepted August 22, 2018

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW
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