When the rapper T. I. disclosed on a podcast that he takes his 18-year-old daughter to a yearly gynecological examination to ensure that her hymen is still intact, the reaction of most people was condemnation. His obsession with her virginity is creepy, his subjecting her to an invasive procedure that has no medical value is controlling, and his willingness to talk about it publicly displays contempt for her rights to privacy and dignity. Some think that the law should prohibit physicians from performing or supervising virginity examinations. But the law is not the best means for dealing with the problem, and the problem is not simply virginity testing.
“Exploring ethical issues in TV medical dramas”
The Resident (Season 3; Episode 11): Keeping information from patients; Capitalism and medicine do not mix; Chicago Med (Seasons 5, Episode 10): Doctors and the opioid epidemic; different approaches to treating patients
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
The Resident (Season 3; Episode 11): Keeping information from patients; Capitalism and medicine do not mix
Austin’s patient has an infection of the chest that can be cleaned out with surgery and then scar tissue removed in the hope that she can breathe again. She has, apparently, beaten her cancer. The surgery, however, is risky. Austin and Nevins take a good cop/bad cop approach in giving the patient the risks and benefits.…