See sidebar: “Are placebos ethical?”). “It's clear from the research that there is a disconnect between the current official standards of what is legitimate and not legitimate in terms of ... Tilburt said. “Placebos create huge moral dilemmas for
A Harvard expert moderates a new column on ethical case studies and suggests some practical strategies for handling and preventing conflicts.
In addition to the ethical consequences of withholding treatment from patients, there may be legal consequences as well. ... In the above case, the current care provider can attempt to call the previous physician and explain the ethical and legal
A reader responded to September's column [“Son's plea to prolong life at any cost sparks ethical quandary, “ ACP Internist, September 2008].
However, is it a breach of ethical standards if the content of their discussion about life stresses was minimal and the subsequent social gathering described here happened many years later? ... Ethical standards from ACP, the American Medical Association
What ethical grounds could ICU staff have for refusing, allowing her to die when she might live?
Notably, there are no ethical or legal distinctions between withholding a treatment and withdrawing a previously consented treatment after it has been started. ... Another reason may be that the cardiologist and patient are unaware of the ethical and
We have received many responses to our new columns, Ethical Dilemmas by Lachlan Forrow, FACP, and Mindful Medicine by Jerome Groopman, FACP, and Pamela Hartzband, FACP.
issues. Have a comment about the latest Ethical Dilemmas column by guest commentator Paul S.
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 physician.