and self-administering life-ending medication.” ACP's ethics statements use the term “physician-assisted suicide,” as does this article.). ... a burden on family, said Lois Snyder, JD, director of ACP's Center for Ethics and Professionalism.
The ethics of performance measurement. For years I have argued that performance measurement has significant potential for unintended consequences. ... As I read the article, the implications of the ethical arguments stimulated my thoughts about
Paul S. Mueller, FACP, is a former member of ACP's Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee and an associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. ... The opinions expressed in this column represent the views of the
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.
A reader reacts to ethics surrounding civilian and war-time prisoner containment. ... Regarding the article “ War dilemmas put medical ethics under fire” (ACP Internist, July/Aug 2008), the two cases presented should not pose ethical dilemmas to any
Lebron James and medical ethics, let me explain. Medical ethical issues confront physicians daily. ... Many ethical decision points are rather quotidian, not situations that would serve as content for bioethical conferences.
For doctors who blog, a 5-letter mnemonic and a top 10 list about professionalism. ... Each touched on professionalism in the age of social media. about to speak.
Many of these issues are components of medical professionalism, a topic that may not have been as thoroughly covered in foreign medical schools. ... When I came through medical school in the early ‘80s, I had zero lectures on professionalism or ethics.
What is interesting to me about the Henrietta Lacks story is comparing the evolution of biomedical research ethics in that era (1940s-70s) with the ethical dilemmas that face us today. ... Is it a witch-hunt, or is the cleansing of these relationships
ACP's Ethics Manual spurs debate about costs of health care. I regard myself as a spirited patient advocate. ... This is an ethical game changer. According to the updated ethics manual, physicians should consider preserving health care resources for the