QD: News Every Day--Medical practitioners seen as more honest, ethical than other professionals. ... Medical professionals, especially nurses, are perceived as vastly more ethical than other professions, a Gallup poll found.
I nformed consent is a commonly discussed concept, but the closely related issue of “informed refusal” raises its own set of ethical questions for physicians.
For now, just hold that thought, please. Medical ethics can be very challenging. ... But in a world where means justify ends, and unintended consequences don't matter, the very concept of ethics has met a very mean end already.
The ethics of performance measurement. For years I have argued that performance measurement has significant potential for unintended consequences. ... We could argue that performance measurement raises important concerns about professionalism, if indeed
During the session, sponsored by the College's Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, Walter J. ... The ethical pressures on these hypothetical physicians only increased with the second case study.
The long arm of medical ethics. Skid Row Study. The New York Times ran a fascinating piece about a dusty old medical experiment that was brought back to life recently after ... Ethical tragedies are difficult to recognize in the present,” [the author]
The proliferation of right-to-try legislation might create treatment challenges for doctors as well, said Tom Bledsoe, MD, FACP, chair of ACP's Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee. ... Bledsoe, who was speaking personally and not in his
Advances in technology, genetics, and evolving financial reimbursement models continue to create new ethical conundrums or add layers or twists to age-old debates. ... This issue also covers ethics, decisions aids, and dosing and response to common drugs.
Medical professionalism is the set of values, behaviors and relationships that helps us maintain this trust. ... responsibility. We must convince payers that they too should follow the tenets of medical professionalism as they share responsibility for
A Harvard expert moderates a new column on ethical case studies and suggests some practical strategies for handling and preventing conflicts. ... Case study: The ethics of end-of-life care erupt in the ICU.