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  • Medical Ethics Lapses Cited in Interrogations

    By James Risen from The New York Times "Medical professionals who were involved in the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogations of terrorism suspects engaged in forms of human research and experimentation in violation of medical ethics and domestic and international law, according to a new...
     Posted by: cait
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  • The Moral Problem of Health Disparities (2011)

    By Cynthia M. Jones Health disparities exist along lines of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic class in US society. I argue that we should work to eliminate these health disparities because their existence is a moral wrong that needs to be addressed. Health disparities are morally wrong because they exemplify...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Moral Controversy, Directive Counsel, and the Doctor's Role: Findings From a National Survey of Obstetrician-Gynecologists (2010)

    By John D. Yoon, M.D.; Kenneth A. Rasinski, M.D.; and Farr A. Curlin, M.D. "...Providing nondirective counsel to their patients appears to have become the norm among certain obstetrician–gynecologists in the United States, particularly when dealing with morally controversial medical decisions. These...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • A Phenomenological Study of Nurses’ Understanding of Honesty in Palliative Care (2010)

    By Eva Erichsen, Elisabeth Hadd Danielsson and Maria Friedrichsen Honesty is essential for the care of seriously ill and dying patients. The current study aimed to describe how nurses experience honesty in their work with patients receiving palliative care at home. The interviews in this phenomenological...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
  • Responsibility and the Brain Sciences (2009)

    Felipe De Brigard, Eric Mandelbaum, David Ripley Some theorists think that the more we get to know about the neural underpinnings of our behaviors, the less likely we will be to hold people responsible for their actions. This intuition has driven some to suspect that as neuroscience gains insight into...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Just compassion: implications for the ethics of the scarcity paradigm in clinical healthcare provision (2009)

    Abstract: Primary care givers commonly interpret shortages of time with patients as placing them between a rock and a hard place inrespect of their professional obligations to fairly distribute available healthcare resources (justice) and to offer a quality of attentive care appropriate to patients’...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Responsibility as a meta-virtue: truth-telling, deliberation and wisdom in medical professionalism (2009)

    Abstract: The article examines the new discourse on medical professionalism and responsibility through the prism of conflicts among moral values, especially with regard to truth-telling. The discussion is anchored in the renaissance of English-language writing on medical ethics in the 18(th) century...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Virtue in emergency medicine (2009)

    Larkin GL , Iserson K , Kassutto Z , Freas G , Delaney K , Krimm J , Schmidt T , Simon J , Calkins A , Adams J Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Ethics Committee, Lansing, MI, USA. gluke.larkin@yale.edu At a time in which the integrity of the medical profession is perceptibly challenged, emergency...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Complex Ethics Consultations: Cases that Haunt Us (2008)

    Clinical ethicists encounter the most emotionally eviscerating medical cases possible. They struggle to facilitate resolutions founded on good reasoning embedded in compassionate care. This book fills the considerable gap between current texts and the continuing educational needs of those actually facing...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Substituted judgment: the limitations of autonomy in surrogate decision making (2008)

    Abstract: Substituted judgment is often invoked as a guide for decision making when a patient lacks decision making capacity and has no advance directive. Using substituted judgment, doctors and family members try to make the decision that the patient would have made if he or she were able to make decisions...
    (My publication) Posted by: jlantos
  • Ethics ain't easy: do we need simple rules for complicated ethical decisions? (2008)

    Abstract: BACKGROUND: Recommendations from national bodies regarding extremely preterm infants have focussed almost exclusively on thresholds for intervention based upon estimated gestational age (GA) alone. METHODS: We reviewed policy statements that address active intervention for newborn infants and...
    (My publication) Posted by: jlantos
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  • Among all Physicians, is there a Physician?

    By Farr Curlin, Science of Virtues Scholar In his forthcoming book, A Case for Irony , philosopher Jonathan Lear explores Kierkegaard’s concept of irony to advance the virtue of ironic existence. Irony, as Kierkegaard used the term, arises from the fact that to be human is to put ourselves forward in...
     Posted by: agomberg
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