Blog Posts (35)
July 15, 2013
ATTENTION: HEALTH CARE ETHICS CONSULTANTS
The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) would like your input.
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April 2, 2013
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
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
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
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
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...