Advances in technology, genetics, and evolving financial reimbursement models continue to create new ethical conundrums or add layers or twists to age-old debates.
1 May 2019
The Spanish translation of ACP's Ethics Manual, Sixth Edition, is now available online.
14 Jan 2014
This issue includes stories on informed refusal and on managing psoriasis.
1 Feb 2014
A Harvard expert moderates a new column on ethical case studies and suggests some practical strategies for handling and preventing conflicts. Case study: How should a physician react when an elderly patient refuses life-saving treatment contrary to the wishes of her family?.
1 Jan 2008
This issue also covers ethics, decisions aids, and dosing and response to common drugs.
1 May 2019
Opinions on pharmacy benefit managers, imaging, ethics and primary care.
1 Jul 2008
The College's new guidelines recommend that clinicians regularly assess end-of-life patients for symptoms of pain, dyspnea and depression, and use proven therapies to treat these conditions.
1 Mar 2008
A case study examines how a hospitalist handled confusing and conflicting demands placed by a do-not-resuscitate order.
1 Apr 2008
An internist is surprised by a patient's previous blood work, which shows a dramatic rise in PSA levels. There is no evidence in the medical record that the patient was informed of, or that the internist acted upon, the prior abnormal PSA result. However, the internist is certain she never saw it. What should she do next?.
1 Apr 2009
A case study addresses ways to handle turning off an implanted cardioverter-defibrilator when a patient finds the shocks worse than the prospect of dying.
1 Jun 2008