Deontology and its role in practice medicine in Albania


  • Bardhyl Çipi


Deontology consists of rights that society bestows to some professions, including the medical
profession, to self-regulate and insure the independence of physicians to exercise their
profession despite possible external pressures.
In this paper the author summarizes the concepts of medical deontology, its role in respecting
and protecting the interest of patients and the interest of society as well as the concept that the
medical profession can best protect people’s health. Afterward, some historical information
on medical deontology is given.
Bioethics and medical ethics are an extension of medical deontology in response to new
developments in medicine. In the last part of the paper the author analyses the situation of
Medical Deontology in Albania and its role in improving the medical practices of the current
situation in Albania.