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.
Lebron James and medical ethics, let me explain. Medical ethical issues confront physicians daily. ... Most of us contemplate ponderous ethical dilemmas, such as end-of-life care, allocation of the limited supply of organs for transplant or our unequal
Another new column, moderated by distinguished medical ethicist Lachlan Forrow, FACP, focuses on common ethical dilemmas faced by clinicians.
One resource is ACP's recently updated Ethics Manual, whose seventh edition offers a six-step decision-making approach to ethical dilemmas.
A Harvard expert moderates a new column on ethical case studies and suggests some practical strategies for handling and preventing conflicts.
A reader responded to September's column [“Son's plea to prolong life at any cost sparks ethical quandary, “ ACP Internist, September 2008].
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
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
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