Dementia presents unique ethical challenges for physicians because it is a “disease of autonomy.”. ... Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, Chair of ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee.
Ethics rounds. A 35 year old woman comes to see you for a sore throat. ... Respecting a patient's autonomy (one of our current ethical imperatives) means providing informed consent, that is, telling the patient anything they reasonably need to know to
And once again, professionalism rears its ugly head. Professionalism revolves around expectations and norms set by the profession. ... Similarly, in the white coat debate, professionalism drives the argument that physicians should wear a white coat.
Here is a sampling from the everyday ethical smorgasbord that a doctor faces. ... Ethics in the office should not be a private matter. Become a subscriber! .
I have felt in many instances that the ethical ramifications of some of these techniques are minimized or dismissed. ... Is it ethical to risk a healthy patient's life with highly complex surgery even if she consents to it? •
QD: News Every Day--Most online Alzheimer's tests fail on validity, reliability, ethics. ... policies, failure to disclose commercial conflicts of interests, failure to meet the stated scope of the test and failure to word the test outcomes in an
Professionalism in wartime: Arab and Jewish medical staffers caring together. [Editor’s Note: The following is quoted from Tal Kessler, an intern at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was translated
During the session, sponsored by the College's Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, Walter J. ... The ethical pressures on these hypothetical physicians only increased with the second case study.
Finally, from a preventive ethics perspective, this case highlights the importance of having early conversations with patients and families about foreseeable future ethical dilemmas. ... E-mail us your comments on this case and commentary. ACP's Center
Is office colonoscopy ethical? While I consider myself to be an ethical practitioner, I am not perfect, and neither is the medical profession. ... I will present a recurrent ethical dilemma to my fair and balanced readers and await their judgment.