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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.
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
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.
In the last 5 years, many clinicians have faced tough questions about how best to serve transgender youth while doing no harm.
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.
The principles of "trolleyology" can be used to understand hesitancy among certain individuals to vaccinate against the Dengue virus.
Compassion and communication for both patients and families are among the most important factors involved in providing end-of-life care.
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.
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
Medical teams that are willing to engage with and be informed by patients' religious worldviews are able to more effectively make clinical decisions.
Although regarded as a miracle drug to some, nusinersen comes with some troublesome strings attached.
Medical comic books may be an acceptable form of patient education material, but clinicians should assess and honor patient preferences before providing these materials.
When teaching morally or spiritually complex issues during medical training, physicians should create a supportive environment with respectful discourse.
How should a clinician act on personal values when those values clash with their employers?
The case of the Golden State Killer has set a new precedent for using public genealogy databases to solve previously unsolvable crimes.
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
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.
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"?
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.
Technical product specialists and other representatives of medical devices are typically available in-house to provide guidance to health professionals