Ethics in Neurosurgery

Mission Statement

The Committee for Ethics and Medico-Legal Affairs of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies is charged with the responsibility to develop a statement of medical ethics with specific application in the subspecialty area of neurosurgery. The Statement will serve as a source for reference and consultation, and the Committee will update the WFNS regarding developments in this field. In keeping with the international nature of the World Federation, discussions of neurosurgical ethics will be conducted with an awareness and sensitivity to the diverse cultural environments and the wide spectrum of medical settings in which neurosurgeons practise throughout the world.

Download WFNS Statement of Ethics in Neurosurgery (pdf)