Blog Posts (28)
February 6, 2013
Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.
Hospitals in Adelaide, Australia had seen a young man looking like a doctor wandering hospital halls. Was this a case of Doogie Howser, M.D.…
February 4, 2013
Guest Blog Post: Steven Miles, M.D.
This blog post will appears as an Editorial in this May’s upcoming issue of AJOB
A Case (and Context)
The Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service in the United Kingdom recently revoked a physician’s license for failing to report treating a man who had been tortured and for failing to safeguard vulnerable detainees.…
January 27, 2013
What I am about to write I am sure will be considered by some as controversial and perhaps likely illogical but after a bit of consideration I felt I just had to write the question to my ethics blog. "Should pathologists be physicians?" and if no...
January 4, 2013
Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.
Over the winter holidays I found myself in a coffee shop one night talking to Nelly, a nurse who works part time in her semi-retirement.…
January 3, 2013
The Kentucky Court of Appeals just issued its opinion in Seaton v. Patterson. Seaton had sued Patterson for battery, claiming that the physician amputated his penis without consent. Seaton claimed he consented only to a circumcision. ...
January 2, 2013
On Tuesday, Feb 5, from noon to 1:00 PM, Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center is hosting a webinar on the topic: "Does the Concept of 'Medical Futility' Help Clinicians?"
Robert D. Truog, MD, Professor of...
January 2, 2013
book to which I contributed chapter 10, "The Slow Transition of U.S. Law Toward a Greater Emphasis on Prevention," was just named as one of Washington Post Wonkblog's "Books of
the Year." The book is Prevention vs.
January 1, 2013
Alice Ivers Duffield Tubbs Huckert (1851–1930), better known as "Poker Alice," was a famous poker player who talked her doctors into performing what they though was non-indicated surgery.
Poker Alice fit right in with the whiskey-swilling, cigar-smo...