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.
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.
When Hard Cases Make Bad Law: Evidence-Based Recommendations vs Legal Precedence for Resuscitation of Premature InfantsFebruary 02, 2018
The decision to resuscitate an extremely premature newborn is governed by a patchwork of state-level laws that are not necessarily grounded in evidence-based medicine.
Two clinicians sound off regarding proposed sexual orientation monitoring in health and social care settings.
Recent "right-to-try" legislation passed in the Senate could diminish the FDA's public health mission.
Physicians should be aware of state laws pertaining to firearm counseling, temporary transfer, and safe storage.
Recent revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving transparency of informed consent while introducing a new concept of "broad consent" that can expand the reach of research.
Researchers identified 5 nonmedical themes that affect the decision to implement predictive genetic testing for psychiatric conditions.
Physicians need to think about ethical problems in a way that allows a balance of competing priorities and also leaves room for personalized decision-making.
Reform is necessary to balance the health needs of hospital-dependent patients with those of the larger hospital community.
Researchers should disclose conflicts of interest that present bias toward a specific organization, industry, or dietary behavior.
While some support physician participation in lethal injection, others view it as a clear violation of the Hippocratic Oath.
Investigators should plan for future public health epidemics so that consensus about trial design and conduct among agencies and local communities can be reached before the next outbreak.