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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.
In medicine, there is often a disconnect between what is taught in the classroom and what students observe in clinical practice.
Since the legalization of medical marijuana, clinicians must come up with appropriate responses to requests for treatment in pediatric end-of-life settings.
CVS Health faces lawsuit for revealing the HIV status of 6000 patients in Ohio.
Differing visions and expectations often lead to clashes between medical teams and families of patients diagnosed with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome.
Nearly 600 kg of recycling was recovered, including over 2500 documents with personally identifiable health information.
The Goldwater Rule has proven remarkably resilient and has not been seriously challenged for half a century — until now.
Healthcare providers contend that allowing adolescents to consent to HPV vaccination without parental approval is ethically justifiable.
Belgium and the Netherlands currently allow variations on pediatric euthanasia, stoking the worldwide debate surrounding the practice.
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.
International medical graduates are a key resource for both the United States and their home country.
A "deemed consent" law was recently enacted in Wales as part of efforts to improve rates of organ procurement.
Although privacy issues are important, public interest in innovation and affordable healthcare may take precedence.
Lawyers make things complicated — including policies requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers.
The concept of conscientious objection has been appropriated by health care professionals who refuse to perform certain tasks related to female reproductive health.
Abilify MyCite sends messages to a removable patch to track patient medication adherence.
Torture has always had its place as a two-faced mythical creature in American society, but no neuroscientific backing for the practice exists.
Researchers argue that violence is best treated as an epidemic health problem.
Researchers partnered with the National Security Agency to examine social, ethical, and pedagogical considerations surrounding prototype intelligence technology use.
More than 20% of articles included in a cross-sectional study included conflict-of-interest disclosures.