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
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
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.
ACP Ethics Manual, seventh edition, reaffirms ethical tenets of medicine and reexamines their application in changing circumstances. ... 15. New or significantly expanded sections include those on precision medicine and genetic testing, research and
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.
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
There is an ethical concern in a way because obviously there is a profit motive,” said Michael Cohen, president of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. ... Gail J. Povar, FACP, a Bethesda, Md. internist who was the lead
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.
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
Is concierge medicine ethical, or elitist? Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), perhaps the most prestigious hospital in the United States, has just announced that it is joining the concierge medical universe. ... Dr. Kirsch is a full time practicing