Informed consent is a commonly discussed concept, but the closely related issue of “informed refusal” raises its own set of ethical questions for physicians.
And this discussion is as old as crack cocaine itself when it comes to ethical dilemmas at Grady.
The dilemmas presented are based on situations that are likely to arise in everyday practice, rather than “ethical zebras” or rare “fascinomas.”. ... Finally, from a preventive ethics perspective, this case highlights the importance of having
There is something about the nature of being a healer in a social environment that creates ethical dilemmas,” said Dr. ... The updated ACP Ethics Manual includes a six-step decision-making approach to ethical dilemmas that may help physicians, Dr.
Opinions on pharmacy benefit managers, imaging, ethics and primary care.
Errors do not necessarily constitute improper, negligent or unethical behavior, but failure to disclose them may.” Indeed, the ethical rationale for disclosing errors to patients is strong. ... American Medical Association Council on Ethical and
a session on “Ethical Challenges: Confronting Dual Loyalties When Seeing Patients on Behalf of a Third Party.”. ... The ethical pressures on these hypothetical physicians only increased with the second case study.
In such a case the physician's ethical obligations to promote the patient's welfare (beneficence) and not to hurt the patient (non-maleficence) might outweigh the obligation to respect the ... Forrow after reading January's column, “Examining ethical
Many if not most of these dilemmas involve shortcomings in preventive ethics, reflecting either inadequate communication with the patient or family member (or other appropriate surrogate), or inadequate or unavailable documentation ... From a preventive
Rodney Hornbake, FACP. Essex, Conn. I agree with opinions expressed by Lachlan Forrow, FACP, in his column [Ethical Dilemmas, “Son's plea to prolong life at any cost sparks ethical quandary”,