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.
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 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.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2009/04/placebo.htm. Placebo use is common in internal medicine. But is it ethical? ... Tilburt said. “Placebos create huge moral dilemmas for physicians,” said Dan Ariely, PhD, a professor of behavioral economics at
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
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”,