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Same same but different: why we should care about the distinction between professionalism and ethics

BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201617:44

Received: 31 May 2016

Accepted: 13 July 2016

Published: 22 July 2016

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31 May 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
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Resubmission - Version 2
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13 Jul 2016 Editorially accepted
22 Jul 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12910-016-0128-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany