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Doctors debate the ethics of assisted suicide

The medical community and the world at large are looking at how physician-assisted suicide has played out in Washington, Oregon and Montana. Are these states a bellwether or a death knell for legalizing the issue elsewhere? And how should physicians respond when presented with such requests from their patients?.
1 Jul 2010

When visits become ‘on the record’

With recording technology becoming ubiquitous, more patients are recording their encounters with physicians, sometimes without their knowledge.
1 Apr 2018

Remembering medicine's past, and discussion of deprescribing

Philip Masters, MD, FACP, continues his monthly column at KevinMD.
19 Jun 2018

ACP issues ethical guidance on responding to physician impairment

The position paper examines the professional duties and principles that should guide the response of colleagues and the profession.
4 Jun 2019

For med students, when does follow-up cross the line?

Medical students are using electronic health records to virtually follow up on patients' outcomes. While it's meant as a way of improving care and learning, it can be interpreted as a violation of patient privacy.
1 Mar 2017

Reviews find little to no evidence of adverse health effects from meat consumption

Researchers conducted five separate reviews looking for associations between meat consumption and outcomes, including mortality and cancer incidence, and produced a guideline based on their findings.
1 Oct 2019

Dementia care not just a prescription

A diagnosis of dementia brings up potential concerns that physicians can help patients and their caregivers explore in a neutral, nonjudgmental way.
1 May 2020

12 tips for new academic hospitalists

Internists seeking a career in hospital medicine should be engaged, make connections, and try new things in order to be successful.
1 Jul 2021

Palliative care guidelines updated with increased focus on collaboration, communication

The guidelines from the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care focus on two main concepts: that palliative care is inclusive of all people with serious illness and that timely consideration of palliative care is the responsibility of all who care for the seriously ill, including primary care physicians, subspecialists, and hospitalists.
6 Nov 2018

“Sharing Our Stories” spotlights internists' careers, lives, and advice

Highlights include a series of videos featuring Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD, MACP, who has been honored and recognized for her diagnostic, patient care, and teaching skills.
13 Jun 2017

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