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Increased Use of Electronic Health Records Linked With Heightened Risk for Health Data Breaches

Increased Use of Electronic Health Records Linked With Heightened Risk for Health Data Breaches

Rates of health information breaches are increasing despite legal and moral obligations to protect patient information.

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.

Update on the Ethics of Mandating HPV Vaccination

Update on the Ethics of Mandating HPV Vaccination

Following diagnosis, 66.2% of women with the disease survive 5 or more years.1 HPV causes the majority of cervical cancer cases.

Cleaning Up "Fake News" in Health Care

Cleaning Up "Fake News" in Health Care

Inaccurate health claims have become a public health issue.

Challenges in Oncology Treatments Arise When Patients Rely on Celebrity Cancer Stories Over Scientific Research

Challenges in Oncology Treatments Arise When Patients Rely on Celebrity Cancer Stories Over Scientific Research

While many patients may not follow the latest scientific research, many do follow celebrities.

Public Health Professionals to Physicians, Lawyers: CTE in NFL Is a Significant Risk

Public Health Professionals to Physicians, Lawyers: CTE in NFL Is a Significant Risk

Public health researchers found that both healthcare and legal professionals have been "manufacturing doubt" regarding the severity of CTE in professional football.

Making the Case for Donor-Funded Research

Making the Case for Donor-Funded Research

Research funded by private donors in exchange for research-related benefits has long been criticized as a "pay to play" research model.

Moral Hazard vs Morality Approaches in the Opioid Crisis

Moral Hazard vs Morality Approaches in the Opioid Crisis

Economists argue that because naloxone prevents overdoses, it also nudges users toward riskier behaviors. Physicians disagree.

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

As the global population grows, food sustainability and its effect on public health becomes even more important.

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients with Obesity?

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients with Obesity?

Watching episodes of the television medical drama House resulted in a significant shift in perceptions of obesity among medical students.

Challenges in Nutritional Counseling for Patients Living in Food Deserts

Challenges in Nutritional Counseling for Patients Living in Food Deserts

Nearly 12% of Americans live in households considered food insecure.

Is Psychological Manipulation Ever in the Best Interest of the Patient? Examining the Ethics of Mindset Manipulation

Is Psychological Manipulation Ever in the Best Interest of the Patient? Examining the Ethics of Mindset Manipulation

Beneficence and autonomy are cornerstone concepts in the field of medical ethics.

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

There are several concerns associated with produce prescription programs, despite the benefits to patients.

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.

Healthcare Professionals Have Key Role in Advocating for Better Food Procurement System

Healthcare Professionals Have Key Role in Advocating for Better Food Procurement System

Systemic interventions are needed to address the "broad spectrum" of issues and challenges facing the food system in the United States.

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

The modern American diet is widely recognized as a major determinant of morbidity and mortality.

Individual vs Community Needs: Should Hospitals Subsidize Expensive Lifesaving Care for Foreign Patients?

Individual vs Community Needs: Should Hospitals Subsidize Expensive Lifesaving Care for Foreign Patients?

Experts debate whether it is ethically permissible to provide life-saving treatment to a non-US citizen who does not have health insurance.

Death by Neurologic Criteria Rarely Objected Due to Religious Reasons in New Jersey

Death by Neurologic Criteria Rarely Objected Due to Religious Reasons in New Jersey

National and state policies are still needed to address these religious exemptions when they occur.

Artificial Womb Technology Can Be A Game Changer for Preterm Infants — If Clinical Hurdles Are Cleared

Artificial Womb Technology Can Be A Game Changer for Preterm Infants — If Clinical Hurdles Are Cleared

The clinical application of artificial womb technology in humans is still unclear.

Reducing Race-Based Inequalities Across Health Care

Reducing Race-Based Inequalities Across Health Care

Data show that there is a significant difference in how black patients are treated compared with patients of other races.

The Progression of Health Care From Personalized Medicine to Wellness Genomics and Beyond

The Progression of Health Care From Personalized Medicine to Wellness Genomics and Beyond

The progression from personalized medicine to wellness genomics as mapped by researchers began with pioneering work on the molecular genetic code.

Exploring the Effect of Data on Precision Medicine Research

Exploring the Effect of Data on Precision Medicine Research

Electronic health records can offer information on social and behavioral data, which can aid research investigating genetic and social factors across health disparities.

Increasing Minority Representation in Gene Editing Technology Research

Increasing Minority Representation in Gene Editing Technology Research

Without substantial genetic information to draw from, scientific research has failed to achieve adequate understanding of the clinical variants in minority populations.

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.

Illness Severity, Comorbid Clinical Features Affect Patient Capacity to Provide Informed Consent

Illness Severity, Comorbid Clinical Features Affect Patient Capacity to Provide Informed Consent

Patients unable to give informed consent displayed insufficient understanding of the study risks and benefits and the difference between research and individualized care.

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Paying a surrogate to carry a fetus shoehorns a fourth, and fifth, party into the already tight therapeutic triangle formed by the biological mom, fetus, and physician.

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.

Are Physician-Patient Relationships Ethical? Ethicists Say No, But Some Docs Disagree

Are Physician-Patient Relationships Ethical? Ethicists Say No, But Some Docs Disagree

According to the American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics, romantic or sexual relationships between physicians and patients are unethical.

Caring for Carriers: Do Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Results Have a Place in Primary Care?

Caring for Carriers: Do Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Results Have a Place in Primary Care?

A case and commentary published in the AMA Journal of Ethics discusses the ethics of primary care physician response to direct-to-consumer genetic testing results of concerned patients.

Cognitive Functioning Affects the Ability of Patients With Advanced Cancer to Give Informed Consent

Cognitive Functioning Affects the Ability of Patients With Advanced Cancer to Give Informed Consent

Approximately half of patients with advanced cancer who are enrolled in phase 1 clinical trials do not know the ultimate goal of the study.

The Ethics of Forced Cesarean Deliveries: An Unthinkable Practice, Examined

The Ethics of Forced Cesarean Deliveries: An Unthinkable Practice, Examined

"Moral norms" in the medical domain must be applied to pregnant women and their physicians.

Clinical Practice Guidelines Establish Norms of Practice But Must Reduce Risk for Bias

Clinical Practice Guidelines Establish Norms of Practice But Must Reduce Risk for Bias

Clinical practice guidelines are an important part of medical practice, but scarce funding for updates and the risk for bias have raised challenges.

Inconsistent Interpretation of Equivalence Threatens Its Implementation in Prison Healthcare Settings

Inconsistent Interpretation of Equivalence Threatens Its Implementation in Prison Healthcare Settings

The implementation of healthcare equivalence in English prisons is threatened by a focus on security, tight budgets, and an increasing — and aging — prison population.

Ambiguity of Comfort Care Creates Confusion for Physicians, Patients Alike

Ambiguity of Comfort Care Creates Confusion for Physicians, Patients Alike

The term "comfort care" has generally become synonymous with end-of-life care in today's healthcare environment.

Addressing Ethical Challenges Associated With Precision Medicine

Addressing Ethical Challenges Associated With Precision Medicine

There is a continual debate regarding which approaches should be used to base stratification of patients to precision therapy.

Benefits and Ethical Considerations of Using AI for Predicting Incapacitated Patients' Consent

Benefits and Ethical Considerations of Using AI for Predicting Incapacitated Patients' Consent

The use of an artificial intelligence algorithm could become valuable for medical decision-making processes.

Examining the Ethical Considerations of Grateful Patient Fundraising

Examining the Ethical Considerations of Grateful Patient Fundraising

Grateful patient philanthropy — donations often made "in response to excellent medical care" — comprises approximately $10 billion in charitable giving to health care centers per year.

Bioethics Concerns Should Be a Key Element in mHealth Technology Development

Bioethics Concerns Should Be a Key Element in mHealth Technology Development

With the ubiquitous availability of digital technology such as smartphones, smart watches, health-related apps, and patient monitoring devices, the era of mHealth is upon us.

Managing Organ Donation Preferences in Cases With Circulatory Determination of Death

Managing Organ Donation Preferences in Cases With Circulatory Determination of Death

Organ donation immediately following the withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy and circulatory determination of death is a growing practice.

Failure of the Criminal Justice System to Accommodate Methadone Limits Addiction Recovery Among Incarcerated Individuals

Failure of the Criminal Justice System to Accommodate Methadone Limits Addiction Recovery Among Incarcerated Individuals

Despite the positive effects, just 55% of federal prison medical directors report offering methadone, and even fewer offer buprenorphine.

Is Mandatory Genetic Testing for Influenza Infection Variants Ethical?

Is Mandatory Genetic Testing for Influenza Infection Variants Ethical?

Mandatory genetic testing may also constitute an undue threat to employee autonomy and privacy.

Ethical Concerns Arise in Clinical Trial Enrollment as Number of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans Skyrockets

Ethical Concerns Arise in Clinical Trial Enrollment as Number of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans Skyrockets

Until universal access to healthcare is ensured as a human right, researchers must keep important ethical concerns in mind when designing future clinical trials.

Collaboration Between Pharma and Education Leads to Improved System for Compassionate Use Requests

Collaboration Between Pharma and Education Leads to Improved System for Compassionate Use Requests

Patients with difficult-to-treat illnesses often have limited treatment options, with many patients seeking experimental drugs outside of clinical trials.

"Gatekeeping" in Surgery: Balancing Modifiable Risk Factors With Patients' Wishes

"Gatekeeping" in Surgery: Balancing Modifiable Risk Factors With Patients' Wishes

Surgeons often face challenges when patients who may need elective procedures present with modifiable risk factors for surgical complication, such as obesity or smoking.

Deconstructing the Rescue Fantasy: Moving Away from Medicalized Dying Gives Patients Dignity in Death

Deconstructing the Rescue Fantasy: Moving Away from Medicalized Dying Gives Patients Dignity in Death

Addressing the physician "rescue fantasy" can lead to improved patient care, especially at the end of life.

Weighing the Risks: Is Fetal Intervention Ethical When Postnatal Outcome Is Uncertain?

Weighing the Risks: Is Fetal Intervention Ethical When Postnatal Outcome Is Uncertain?

Choosing an appropriate treatment strategy is a difficult endeavor when no existing prediction criteria are available and postnatal outcomes are unclear.

Variations in Approach Among Treating Physicians Within the Same Practice May Affect Care in End-of-Life Cases

Variations in Approach Among Treating Physicians Within the Same Practice May Affect Care in End-of-Life Cases

A shared-decision making model should be used to guide physicians who assume care for critically ill patients who already have care plans in place.

"Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

"Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

In the last 5 years, many clinicians have faced tough questions about how best to serve transgender youth while doing no harm.

How to Ensure Effective Communication During End-of-Life Care Discussions

How to Ensure Effective Communication During End-of-Life Care Discussions

Open, clear, and professional team-based communication can help facilitate the challenging conversations that must take place when preparing a patient for end-of-life care.

Dengue Vaccine Presents Solutions and Backlash in Dengue-Endemic Regions

Dengue Vaccine Presents Solutions and Backlash in Dengue-Endemic Regions

The principles of "trolleyology" can be used to understand hesitancy among certain individuals to vaccinate against the Dengue virus.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidelines for End-of-Life Care

AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidelines for End-of-Life Care

Compassion and communication for both patients and families are among the most important factors involved in providing end-of-life care.

Challenges in Assessing Terminally Ill Patients' Decision-Making Capacity for Assisted Suicide

Challenges in Assessing Terminally Ill Patients' Decision-Making Capacity for Assisted Suicide

The criteria used to assess decision-making capacity for assisted suicide includes the patient's ability to comprehend relevant information and ability to understand the disorder and its consequences.

Examining the Ethics of Deceased vs Living Uterus Donors

Examining the Ethics of Deceased vs Living Uterus Donors

The first live birth after a uterus transplant was achieved in Sweden in 2014, followed by 4 more births, all from uteri provided by living donors.

Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room

Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room

Medical teams that are willing to engage with and be informed by patients' religious worldviews are able to more effectively make clinical decisions.

Ethical Challenges of Nusinersen: Considerations When Counseling on Treatment

Ethical Challenges of Nusinersen: Considerations When Counseling on Treatment

Although regarded as a miracle drug to some, nusinersen comes with some troublesome strings attached.

KaPow: Using Medical Comics as a Tool for Patient Education

KaPow: Using Medical Comics as a Tool for Patient Education

Medical comic books may be an acceptable form of patient education material, but clinicians should assess and honor patient preferences before providing these materials.

How to Discuss Morally Charged Topics With Medical Students

How to Discuss Morally Charged Topics With Medical Students

When teaching morally or spiritually complex issues during medical training, physicians should create a supportive environment with respectful discourse.

Conflicting Values, Ethical Questions: When Viewpoints Differ From Your Employer

Conflicting Values, Ethical Questions: When Viewpoints Differ From Your Employer

How should a clinician act on personal values when those values clash with their employers?

Trump's Testing Increases Interest in Montreal Cognitive Assessment

Trump's Testing Increases Interest in Montreal Cognitive Assessment

The president's cognitive fitness has always been a hot-button topic among both the general public and the medical community.

Is Using Genealogy Data to Solve Crimes Taking DNA Analysis a Step Too Far?

Is Using Genealogy Data to Solve Crimes Taking DNA Analysis a Step Too Far?

The case of the Golden State Killer has set a new precedent for using public genealogy databases to solve previously unsolvable crimes.

How to Respond to a Patient's Request for Prayer: A Clinician's Dilemma

How to Respond to a Patient's Request for Prayer: A Clinician's Dilemma

While the decision of whether or not to pray with a patient is a personal one, introspection can help physicians offer a carefully considered response that acknowledges and explores the patient's request.

The Ethics of Consumer Genetic Testing for Huntington Disease: Peaked Interest Has Clinicians Concerned

The Ethics of Consumer Genetic Testing for Huntington Disease: Peaked Interest Has Clinicians Concerned

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing would enable consumers to bypass the safeguards set forth by professional guidelines, which could potentially increase the risk for harm associated with testing.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

Abilify MyCite adds a digital sensor to the medication aripiprazole. The sensor, an ingestible event marker, is activated by contact with stomach acids and transmits a signal to a skin patch the patient wears, which then transmits to an app.

Addressing Commercial Incentives in the Medical Device Industry

Addressing Commercial Incentives in the Medical Device Industry

Technical product specialists and other representatives of medical devices are typically available in-house to provide guidance to health professionals

Ethical Navigation of Patient Refusal of Treatment for Religious Reasons

Ethical Navigation of Patient Refusal of Treatment for Religious Reasons

While physicians must respect patient autonomy, they have a professional commitment to provide medical intervention when possible.

Guidelines for Health Initiative-Faith-Based Organization Partnerships

Guidelines for Health Initiative-Faith-Based Organization Partnerships

Often central to communities, faith-based organizations serve as local touchstones for health initiatives and outreach programs.

Ethical Guidelines for Living Donor Transplantation

Ethical Guidelines for Living Donor Transplantation

The Belmont Report provides an appropriate framework for living donor organ transplantation.

The Halford Case Controversy: Are Institutional Review Board Regulations Too Strict?

The Halford Case Controversy: Are Institutional Review Board Regulations Too Strict?

William Halford, PhD, reportedly administered a live attenuated herpes simplex virus vaccine to 17 participants at an off-campus hotel without approval from an institutional review board.

Should Possible Cosmetic Outcomes Influence Strategies in Burn Treatment?

Should Possible Cosmetic Outcomes Influence Strategies in Burn Treatment?

What is the most ethically sound treatment when a patient is sedated and does not have a healthcare power of attorney?

Hep B Core Antibody-Positive Organs May Provide Solutions to the Organ Donor Crisis

Hep B Core Antibody-Positive Organs May Provide Solutions to the Organ Donor Crisis

Hepatitis B core Antibody (anti-HB c+) organs may be a safe and ethical transplant option in an era where increased medical knowledge has enabled greater treatment for hepatitis.

Mental Health Organizations Urge Administration to Stop Separating Parents and Children at US Border

Mental Health Organizations Urge Administration to Stop Separating Parents and Children at US Border

Citing the high degree of stress and possible lifelong trauma children can experience as the result of a forced separation, the mental health organizations noted that the policy could result in an increased risk for many mental illnesses.

The Value of Social Network Data for Surrogate Decision Making

The Value of Social Network Data for Surrogate Decision Making

Surrogate decision making for patients without decision-making capabilities or advance directives can be a challenging task to take on.

In the Wake of Charlie Gard, Who Decides the Best Interests of Critically Ill Children?

In the Wake of Charlie Gard, Who Decides the Best Interests of Critically Ill Children?

The use of specialist services may allow more equitable solutions to treatment questions in critically ill children as they are less formal and adversarial than the courts.

Point-Counterpoint: Should We Implement Needle Exchange Programs for the Prevention of Hepatitis C Virus?

Point-Counterpoint: Should We Implement Needle Exchange Programs for the Prevention of Hepatitis C Virus?

Of the approximately 12.7 to 16 million people who inject drugs (PWID) worldwide, an estimated 10 million individuals have hepatitis C virus (HCV), making it the most prevalent infectious disease in this population.

Strategies in Pain Management for Adult and Pediatric Patients With Burns

Strategies in Pain Management for Adult and Pediatric Patients With Burns

The assessment of pain in patients with burns should be involve slightly similar approaches between adults and children.

Evaluating the Medical Ethics of the FIRST Trial and Other Cluster Randomized Trials

Evaluating the Medical Ethics of the FIRST Trial and Other Cluster Randomized Trials

The FIRST trial was heavily debated in the medical community on publication,

When Parents and Physicians Disagree: Ethical Examinations of Pediatric Life-Sustaining Treatment

When Parents and Physicians Disagree: Ethical Examinations of Pediatric Life-Sustaining Treatment

Clinicians offered perspective on a case regarding a mother who requested discontinuation of life-sustaining treatment for her infant after 7 months of NICU care.

Trump Administration Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy Rife With Health Implications

Trump Administration Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy Rife With Health Implications

The zero tolerance immigration policy implemented by the Trump Administration in spring 2018 resulted in divisive political commentary that further delineated the line between parties.

The Ethics of Sharing Study Data With Research Participants

The Ethics of Sharing Study Data With Research Participants

In an era of larger-scale studies and increased data digitization, the question of which information is appropriate to disclose has become a focal point in medical ethics.

The Inhumane Practice of Constant Light Exposure in Immigrant Detention Facilities

The Inhumane Practice of Constant Light Exposure in Immigrant Detention Facilities

The practice of family separations has been described by the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics as a "form of child abuse."

Guidelines for Physicians in Navigating Aid-in-Dying Requests

Guidelines for Physicians in Navigating Aid-in-Dying Requests

Physician aid in dying is a divisive topic in the medical community, and even physicians who support the practice may only do so conditionally.

The Fight for Patient Privacy Under Big Data Analytics

The Fight for Patient Privacy Under Big Data Analytics

Introduced by the Trump administration in March 2018, the MyHealthEData initiative seeks to broaden patient access to electronic health records and insurance claims information.

Addressing Conceptions of Hymenoplasty Among Healthcare Providers

Addressing Conceptions of Hymenoplasty Among Healthcare Providers

Among some communities, hymenoplasty is seen as a "pragmatic choice" for women to conform to societal conceptions of virginity.

Does Right to Try Legislation Improve on Existing Compassionate Use Programs?

Does Right to Try Legislation Improve on Existing Compassionate Use Programs?

While politicians celebrate the passage of the Right to Try Act, physicians must closely monitor the outcomes to mitigate the potential consequences of this law.

The Ethical Argument Against Publishing Medical Research: What Responsibility Do Journal Editors Have?

The Ethical Argument Against Publishing Medical Research: What Responsibility Do Journal Editors Have?

There is growing concern regarding the power of the written word, specifically those words that are printed in medical journals.

Examining the Moral and Ethical Justification of Pornography Access in Fertility Clinics

Examining the Moral and Ethical Justification of Pornography Access in Fertility Clinics

The feminist and legal arguments against pornography, particularly images and videos featuring women, is that it results in the continuation of gender-based inequality.

Do the Deceased Have Rights to Autonomy? An Ethical Examination of Posthumous Conception

Do the Deceased Have Rights to Autonomy? An Ethical Examination of Posthumous Conception

Posthumous sperm collection should only be used in cases where there is a well-established relationship with a partner before death.

AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism

AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism

Medical tourism can complicate ethical expectations regarding patients' rights, including informed consent, continuity of care, and access to medical records.

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

Being someone's emergency contact may mean even more as researchers use this information to study the heritability of various conditions.

Judge and Jury: Who Decides What Makes a "Bad Doctor?"

Judge and Jury: Who Decides What Makes a "Bad Doctor?"

The internet has made it easier than ever for patients to search for physicians, but what happens when an innocent search yields horrific results?

Denial of Medically Necessary Gender-Affirming Surgeries Hurts US Veterans

Denial of Medically Necessary Gender-Affirming Surgeries Hurts US Veterans

Gender-affirming surgery is the only medically necessary intervention specifically denied to US armed services veterans.

Balancing Patients' Right to Privacy With the Educational Needs of Medical Students

Balancing Patients' Right to Privacy With the Educational Needs of Medical Students

Case study authors review the ethical and legal considerations of a medical student accessing a patient electronic health record after the patient is no longer in the student's care.

Applying a Bioethical Framework to Physician-Family Conflicts in Treatment Cessation

Applying a Bioethical Framework to Physician-Family Conflicts in Treatment Cessation

As a highly delicate and case-sensitive issue, cessation of treatment for non-competent patients will continue to be central to the medical and bioethics communities.

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

Addressing Confidentiality Concerns With Electronic Access to Pediatric Medical Records

Addressing Confidentiality Concerns With Electronic Access to Pediatric Medical Records

As OpenNotes and similar patient portal systems gain traction, pediatricians examined the optimal way to afford transparency to parents while preserving patient confidentiality for minors.

Discrepancies Noted in Financial Disclosures Among Academic Physician-Directors

Discrepancies Noted in Financial Disclosures Among Academic Physician-Directors

Continued improvement in payment reporting mechanisms is crucial to meet the benchmarks set by the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

More Hospitals Mandating Influenza Vaccines for Healthcare Workers, Survey Says

More Hospitals Mandating Influenza Vaccines for Healthcare Workers, Survey Says

Results still indicate a trajectory toward stricter infection prevention at hospitals in general, and highlight a possible need for increased vaccine mandates.

Human Challenge Studies in Infectious Disease: Despite Need for Rigorous Oversight, Studies Are Vital

Human Challenge Studies in Infectious Disease: Despite Need for Rigorous Oversight, Studies Are Vital

Barriers to challenge studies include ethical guidelines indicating that the generation of scientific knowledge should never supersede the rights and interests of research subjects.

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