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Author Archive: Maurice Bernstein, M.D.

About Maurice Bernstein, M.D.

What I have noticed as Moderator of this Bioethics Discussion Blog is that there is the fact that readers contribution of their own views have been markedly absent if the last visitor posting was years previously.  Yet,  I find with documente...

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There is no doubt that those writing to this blog thread are "Speaking Up" here but to attempt to meet the goal of the preservation of patient dignity within the medical system, it is necessary for your voices to be heard by your physician and office o...

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There is no doubt that those writing to this blog thread are "Speaking Up" here but to attempt to meet the goal of the preservation of patient dignity within the medical system, it is necessary for your voices to be heard by your physician and office o...

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What emotional reaction to the behavior of the medical profession in the examination and treatment of male patients is the basis for what is being discussed here?  Is it fear? Is it not fear itself of exposure but the discrimination when consideri...

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What emotional reaction to the behavior of the medical profession in the examination and treatment of male patients is the basis for what is being discussed here?  Is it fear? Is it not fear itself of exposure but the discrimination when consideri...

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There is no doubt that, in these modern times of medical system-patient interaction where we have taken away autonomy from the medical system and delivered it to the patient while scrubbing off the eons-long paternalism, a previous hallmark behavior of...

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There is no doubt that, in these modern times of medical system-patient interaction where we have taken away autonomy from the medical system and delivered it to the patient while scrubbing off the eons-long paternalism, a previous hallmark behavior of...

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The last Volume of this thread stressed the patient carries with him or her the ethical power of autonomy, self -final decision-making. And I have a concern that a number of patients don't display that power in decision-making because they are not fami...

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The last Volume of this thread stressed the patient carries with him or her the ethical power of autonomy, self -final decision-making. And I have a concern that a number of patients don't display that power in decision-making because they are not fami...

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Is the image above, the way patients, especially male patients, as extensively discussed here, are expected to look at and accept nurses and their behavior? Or should we disregard the publishedexceptions and  look at a nurse this way:It is the nur...

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