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August 2, 2012

The August Issue of AJOB is Now Available Online!

What is the appropriate role for a clinical ethicist, impartial consultant or patient advocate? This question is raised by a newly published Target Article and is hotly debated in commentaries that appear in the August issue of The American Journal of Bioethics.…

June 15, 2012

AJOB's July Issue Online Now with Free Content!

We are happy to share that AJOB’s July issue (a few weeks ahead of schedule) is now available online on bioethics.net and here.…

May 13, 2012

Tweeting Live Medical Procedures

Using Twitter to broadcast a live surgical procedure: educational or ethically dubious? There are obvious concerns with the practice such as the invasion of privacy or potential for error/adverse events due to the broadcast.…

April 19, 2012

Cancer Patients Are Mum About Care Problems

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports via Reuters Health today that cancer patients rarely tell anyone about the problems with the care they receive.…

April 16, 2012

Feeding Tubes for Brides?

Sometimes doctors engage in questionable practices for the “good of the patient.” Think plastic surgeons who enhance breasts to any size to help their patients feel better about their body image.…

April 3, 2012

Are Criminal Background Checks for Doctors Justified?

It is hard to determine which is more concerning: the fact that state medical boards are now doing background checks on their physicians or that prior experience suggests that they have to in order to protect public safety.…

October 3, 2011

Doth My Doctor Protest Too Much?

Is there a limit to how far physicians can go in their social or political activism? Ford Vox, writing in The Atlantic, suggests that perhaps there is.…

June 24, 2011

Patients Gifting to Providers: Ethical or Suspect?

Art Caplan asks this very question in his MSNBC column this week. When a wealthy recluse died at the age of 104, to whom did she leave her fortune?…

June 14, 2011

Smile! You are on Candid Camera!

That phrase may be the last word that some patients hear from their physician as they go under the knife, if a Massachusetts law passes.…

February 19, 2011

Docs Who Give Bad Tweet: Unprofessional or Just Uneducated?

Social networking among physicians is raising concerns for a variety of obvious reasons–it challenges our standard ways of thinking about the physician-patient relationship which for the most part has been confined to the exam room.…