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May 3, 2013

Check out AJOB's newest publication 13(5)!

Editorial

Military Doctors and Deaths by Torture: When a Witness Becomes an Accessory
Steven H. Miles

Target Articles

Ban the Sunset?

April 4, 2013

Check out the April 2013 issue of AJOB!

DOES CONSENT BIAS RESEARCH? 

SICKLE CELL AND THE “DIFFICULT PATIENT” CONUNDRUM

April 2, 2013

The Ethics of "Hand-Offs" in Medicine

Maurice Bernstein, M.D.

Here is a realistic scenario as written in the U.S. government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality “Web M&M” website which could occur in any teaching or even in non-teaching hospital with hospitalists on duty.

February 17, 2013

Dialysis for a 101-Year-Old Patient?

The February 2013 issue of Clinical Kidney Journal has a case report from Israel describing a 101-year-old male patient with chronic kidney disease, admitted to the ICU with exacerbation of heart failure and sepsis. He experienced acute deteriorat...
February 14, 2013

Diagnosing Art

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Every fall, I teach 30 medical and nursing students observation skills in our institution’s Art Rounds course. My colleagues and I take these students to one of our local museums where they learn how to observe their environment and patients by looking at works of art, learning about the role of observation in medicine, and by observing real life models.

February 7, 2013

The Hidden Research Curriculum

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the 1970s, Benson Snyder at MIT published a book called “The Hidden Curriculum” where he claimed that students’ lack of educational progress and anxiety is caused by the unstated messages they observe at the university.

February 6, 2013

Paging Dr. Howser

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

Military Doctors and Deaths by Torture: When a Witness Becomes an Accessory

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

Should Pathologists Be Physicians??

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

The Medical Gaze

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.…