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Do Not Resuscitate: Examining the Ethics of Overriding DNR Orders During Surgery

Do Not Resuscitate: Examining the Ethics of Overriding DNR Orders During Surgery

The role of an anesthesiologist during surgery is not solely to make the patient more comfortable: if a patient becomes hemodynamically unstable, the anesthesiologist is required to administer CPR — sometimes against a patient's wishes.

ACP: Recommendations to Combat Negative Hidden Curricula in Medicine

ACP: Recommendations to Combat Negative Hidden Curricula in Medicine

In medicine, there is often a disconnect between what is taught in the classroom and what students observe in clinical practice.

Despite Research Gap, Medical Marijuana Use Supported at End of Life in Pediatric Cancer

Despite Research Gap, Medical Marijuana Use Supported at End of Life in Pediatric Cancer

Since the legalization of medical marijuana, clinicians must come up with appropriate responses to requests for treatment in pediatric end-of-life settings.

CVS Unintentionally Reveals HIV Status of 6000 Customers

CVS Unintentionally Reveals HIV Status of 6000 Customers

CVS Health faces lawsuit for revealing the HIV status of 6000 patients in Ohio.

Physician-Family Conflicts Common When Caring for Patients in a Vegetative State

Physician-Family Conflicts Common When Caring for Patients in a Vegetative State

Differing visions and expectations often lead to clashes between medical teams and families of patients diagnosed with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome.

Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at 5 Hospitals

Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at 5 Hospitals

Nearly 600 kg of recycling was recovered, including over 2500 documents with personally identifiable health information.

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

The Goldwater Rule has proven remarkably resilient and has not been seriously challenged for half a century — until now.

Parental Consent as a Barrier to HPV Vaccination: Should Adolescents Call the Shots?

Parental Consent as a Barrier to HPV Vaccination: Should Adolescents Call the Shots?

Healthcare providers contend that allowing adolescents to consent to HPV vaccination without parental approval is ethically justifiable.

Point and Counterpoint: Ethics and Legality of Pediatric Euthanasia

Point and Counterpoint: Ethics and Legality of Pediatric Euthanasia

Belgium and the Netherlands currently allow variations on pediatric euthanasia, stoking the worldwide debate surrounding the practice.

Genetics: To Test or Not to Test? That is the Question

Genetics: To Test or Not to Test? That is the Question

Even when presuming that there is a "right to test," concerns arise that patients will be misguided in their decisions based on poorly validated direct to consumer genetic tests.

Complex Issues Surround the Migration of International Medical Graduates to High-Income Countries

Complex Issues Surround the Migration of International Medical Graduates to High-Income Countries

International medical graduates are a key resource for both the United States and their home country.

"Deemed Consent" to Facilitate Organ Procurement: Is It Ethical?

"Deemed Consent" to Facilitate Organ Procurement: Is It Ethical?

A "deemed consent" law was recently enacted in Wales as part of efforts to improve rates of organ procurement.

For the Greater Good: Examining the Ethical Obligation of Public Participation in Health Research

For the Greater Good: Examining the Ethical Obligation of Public Participation in Health Research

Although privacy issues are important, public interest in innovation and affordable healthcare may take precedence.

Religious Exemption vs Public Health: Taking Vaccination Exemptions Too Far

Religious Exemption vs Public Health: Taking Vaccination Exemptions Too Far

Lawyers make things complicated — including policies requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers.

Drawing the Line: Where Religious Liberty Ends and Patient Rights Begin

Drawing the Line: Where Religious Liberty Ends and Patient Rights Begin

The concept of conscientious objection has been appropriated by health care professionals who refuse to perform certain tasks related to female reproductive health.

Promises, Challenges of Digital Medication Adherence Monitoring Revealed

Promises, Challenges of Digital Medication Adherence Monitoring Revealed

Abilify MyCite sends messages to a removable patch to track patient medication adherence.

What's Torture Good For? Absolutely Nothing

What's Torture Good For? Absolutely Nothing

Torture has always had its place as a two-faced mythical creature in American society, but no neuroscientific backing for the practice exists.

An Epidemic of Violence: Treating a Contagious Health Problem

An Epidemic of Violence: Treating a Contagious Health Problem

Researchers argue that violence is best treated as an epidemic health problem.

Successful Academia-Intelligence Agency Classroom Collaboration Raises Ethical Concerns

Successful Academia-Intelligence Agency Classroom Collaboration Raises Ethical Concerns

Researchers partnered with the National Security Agency to examine social, ethical, and pedagogical considerations surrounding prototype intelligence technology use.

Researchers Call for Widespread Inclusion of Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures in Manuscripts

Researchers Call for Widespread Inclusion of Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures in Manuscripts

More than 20% of articles included in a cross-sectional study included conflict-of-interest disclosures.

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