A reader responded to September's column [“Son's plea to prolong life at any cost sparks ethical quandary, “ ACP Internist, September 2008].
What ethical grounds could ICU staff have for refusing, allowing her to die when she might live?
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.
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.
We've brought expert columnists on board to write Mindful Medicine, Practical Genomics and Ethical Dilemmas and increased our coverage of clinical conferences.
I read with interest the Ethical Dilemmas column “‘Futile to whom’ challenges views on reasonable recovery,” (ACP Internist, November/December 2008) in which Douglas Van Houten, RN, describes the case of
These great issues hover over us. We physicians face ethical dilemmas every day in the mundane world of our medical practices. ... Here is a sampling from the everyday ethical smorgasbord that a doctor faces.
They usually take the opportunity to rip on other specialties--"I know you guys don't do this, but those surgeons." But during today's session on ethical dilemmas (which was
What is interesting to me about the Henrietta Lacks story is comparing the evolution of biomedical research ethics in that era (1940s-70s) with the ethical dilemmas that face us today. ... Is it a witch-hunt, or is the cleansing of these relationships
To simplify ethical decisions, some physicians are choosy about the projects they agree to take on. ... Those who talked to ACP Observer about office-based research offered the following advice for avoiding ethical dilemmas:.