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.
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
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]
Image by AndreyPopov. Dr. Bledsoe, the Immediate Past Chair of ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee, detailed this dilemma via email among several other personal experiences. ... BMJ Qual Saf. 2017; 26:200-208. [PMID: 27009311].
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
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.
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.
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
From a preventive ethics perspective, the attending hospitalist should never have had to face this ethical dilemma. ... Lachlan Forrow, FACP, is director of the Ethics Support Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and associate
What ethical grounds could ICU staff have for refusing, allowing her to die when she might live? ... The opinions expressed in this column represent the views of the contributor and do not reflect the opinion of the American College of Physicians or the