International Forum "Ethics and Mercy of Medical Community" has opened in Tver on September 29, 2011. The event is organized by joint efforts of the bodies of the Russian Orthodox Church, Society of the Russian Orthodox Doctors, Government of the Tver Region, and Tver State Medical Academy. Together with their Russian colleagues representatives of Belarus, Latvia, Moldova and Ukraine participate in the forum as well.
The organizing committee has stated that the principle goal of the forum is effective unification of efforts of doctors and clergymen of the Russian Orthodox Church that should contribute to improvement of health in Russia.
The congress will discuss variety of issues related to family, motherhood and childhood, ethics and moral dilemmas in the modern medical community, the role of the Russian Orthodox doctors and nurses in dealing with complicated health and social problems.
The International Forum "Ethics and Mercy of Medical Community" will last until October 1. Following the discussions the participants will approve an ethical code of Orthodox medical professionals that will guide them in their professional activities.