Bioethics.net » Informed Consent http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 The Ethics of Advertising for Health Care Services http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-ethics-of-advertising-for-health-care-services/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-ethics-of-advertising-for-health-care-services/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:26:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=50909 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-ethics-of-advertising-for-health-care-services/feed/ 0 The Supreme Court’s terrible—and dangerous—ruling this week on the Fifth Amendment. http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-supreme-courts-terrible-and-dangerous-ruling-this-week-on-the-fifth-amendment/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-supreme-courts-terrible-and-dangerous-ruling-this-week-on-the-fifth-amendment/#comments Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:58:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50042 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-supreme-courts-terrible-and-dangerous-ruling-this-week-on-the-fifth-amendment/feed/ 0 The Use of Deception in Public Health Behavioral Intervention Trials: A Case Study of Three Online Alcohol Trials http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-use-of-deception-in-public-health-behavioral-intervention-trials-a-case-study-of-three-online-alcohol-trials/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-use-of-deception-in-public-health-behavioral-intervention-trials-a-case-study-of-three-online-alcohol-trials/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:09:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=49716 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-use-of-deception-in-public-health-behavioral-intervention-trials-a-case-study-of-three-online-alcohol-trials/feed/ 0 Pennsylvania law gives patients the right to ask doctors about care http://www.bioethics.net/news/pennsylvania-law-gives-patients-the-right-to-ask-doctors-about-care/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/pennsylvania-law-gives-patients-the-right-to-ask-doctors-about-care/#comments Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:22:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48983 http://www.bioethics.net/news/pennsylvania-law-gives-patients-the-right-to-ask-doctors-about-care/feed/ 0 Stop Therapeutic Obstinacy: Penalties for Administering Futile ICU Interventions http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/stop-therapeutic-obstinacy-penalties-for-administering-futile-icu-interventions/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/stop-therapeutic-obstinacy-penalties-for-administering-futile-icu-interventions/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:36:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=48886 by Thaddeus Pope JD Ph.D.

Intensive care clinicians and clinical ethicists have long known that the provision of interventions perceived to be “futile” is a major problem in U.S. hospitals.  Medical futility is frequently reported to be a leading reason for ethics consultations.  Last week, a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine further quantified the prevalence and cost of interventions perceived to be “futile.”

In the study, a “futile” intervention was defined as treatment administered in situations satisfying one or more of five conditions:

  1. The burdens grossly outweigh the benefits.
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Patient Informed Consent For The Teaching Hospital “Trainee” Care: Informing Realistic Scenarios http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/patient-informed-consent-for-the-teaching-hospital-trainee-care-informing-realistic-scenarios/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/patient-informed-consent-for-the-teaching-hospital-trainee-care-informing-realistic-scenarios/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:00:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=48867 by Maurice Bernstein MD

Informed consent is the ethical and legal hallmark for the support of patient decision-making in medicine.  Though the ethics of patient communication of facts without deceit has been part of medical consideration for generations, it wasn’t until the landmark decision Schloendorff v The Society of the New York Hospital in 1914 that informed consent became United States law.  Informed consent has been also been emphasized from the aspect of medical ethics, in recent decades, as decision making has moved from physician paternalism to patient autonomy. …

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UC Davis surgeons resign after bacteria-in-brain dispute http://www.bioethics.net/news/uc-davis-surgeons-resign-after-bacteria-in-brain-dispute-read-more-here-httpwww-sacbee-com201308255678851uc-davis-surgeons-resign-after-htmlstorylinkcpy/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/uc-davis-surgeons-resign-after-bacteria-in-brain-dispute-read-more-here-httpwww-sacbee-com201308255678851uc-davis-surgeons-resign-after-htmlstorylinkcpy/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:03:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48662 http://www.bioethics.net/news/uc-davis-surgeons-resign-after-bacteria-in-brain-dispute-read-more-here-httpwww-sacbee-com201308255678851uc-davis-surgeons-resign-after-htmlstorylinkcpy/feed/ 0 Electronic Informed Consent: Will it Increase Patient Knowledge on Trials? http://www.bioethics.net/news/electronic-informed-consent-will-it-increase-patient-knowledge-on-trials/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/electronic-informed-consent-will-it-increase-patient-knowledge-on-trials/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:32:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48535 http://www.bioethics.net/news/electronic-informed-consent-will-it-increase-patient-knowledge-on-trials/feed/ 0 Stop Worrying About Privacy, Start Caring About Identity http://www.bioethics.net/news/stop-worrying-about-privacy-start-caring-about-identity/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stop-worrying-about-privacy-start-caring-about-identity/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:41:49 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47936 http://www.bioethics.net/news/stop-worrying-about-privacy-start-caring-about-identity/feed/ 0 The Ethics of “Gawking ” in Medicine http://www.bioethics.net/2013/06/the-ethics-of-gawking-in-medicine/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/06/the-ethics-of-gawking-in-medicine/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:42:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=47800 Maurice Bernstein, MD

Gawking, defined in Merriam-Webster dictionary  as “to gape or stare stupidly.” It is the “stupidly” which I think sets the ethics of the behavior.  The “stupidly” can represent more than some ignorance of what is being observed but also a lack of true purpose at the time of the observation for either understanding or even participation.  Gawking is directed primarily for self-interest of the gawker and for no other purpose.  A general example of gawking can be given as motorists stopping briefly at an automobile accident simply to observe the trauma but not with an intent to provide assistance. …

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The OHRP and SUPPORT http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-ohrp-and-support/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-ohrp-and-support/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:16:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47641 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-ohrp-and-support/feed/ 0 Nudging and Informed Consent http://www.bioethics.net/articles/nudging-and-informed-consent/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/nudging-and-informed-consent/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:16:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=47623 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/nudging-and-informed-consent/feed/ 0 India: Audio-visual consent to become mandatory for clinical trials soon http://www.bioethics.net/news/india-audio-visual-consent-to-become-mandatory-for-clinical-trials-soon/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/india-audio-visual-consent-to-become-mandatory-for-clinical-trials-soon/#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 18:37:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47509 http://www.bioethics.net/news/india-audio-visual-consent-to-become-mandatory-for-clinical-trials-soon/feed/ 0 Do Hospitalized Patients in a Nigerian Community Consider Informed Consent Necessary? http://www.bioethics.net/articles/do-hospitalized-patients-in-a-nigerian-community-consider-informed-consent-necessary/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/do-hospitalized-patients-in-a-nigerian-community-consider-informed-consent-necessary/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:17:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=47030 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/do-hospitalized-patients-in-a-nigerian-community-consider-informed-consent-necessary/feed/ 0 Does Consent Bias Research? http://www.bioethics.net/articles/does-consent-bias-research/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/does-consent-bias-research/#comments Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:46:31 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=46816 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/does-consent-bias-research/feed/ 0 Failing to Follow Best Practices – Ovarian Cancer http://www.bioethics.net/2013/03/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/03/#comments Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:24:58 +0000 http://www.clinicalbioethics.com/2013/03/informed-consent/failing-to-follow-best-practices-ovarian-cancer/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/03/feed/ 0 Furor over horsemeat reveals need for strict food labeling http://www.bioethics.net/news/opinion-furor-over-horsemeat-reveals-need-for-strict-food-labeling/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/opinion-furor-over-horsemeat-reveals-need-for-strict-food-labeling/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:49:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=44776 http://www.bioethics.net/news/opinion-furor-over-horsemeat-reveals-need-for-strict-food-labeling/feed/ 0 U.S. Injected Gitmo Detainees With ‘Mind Altering’ Drugs http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-injected-gitmo-detainees-with-mind-altering-drugs/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-injected-gitmo-detainees-with-mind-altering-drugs/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:29:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=37076 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-injected-gitmo-detainees-with-mind-altering-drugs/feed/ 0 Hospitals ‘letting patients die to save money’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/hospitals-letting-patients-die-to-save-money/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/hospitals-letting-patients-die-to-save-money/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2012 02:08:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=37058 http://www.bioethics.net/news/hospitals-letting-patients-die-to-save-money/feed/ 0 Informed consent: A broken contract http://www.bioethics.net/news/informed-consent-a-broken-contract/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/informed-consent-a-broken-contract/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:19:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=36995 http://www.bioethics.net/news/informed-consent-a-broken-contract/feed/ 0 Grady urges reform in human research http://www.bioethics.net/news/grady-urges-reform-in-human-research/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/grady-urges-reform-in-human-research/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:21:31 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=36086 http://www.bioethics.net/news/grady-urges-reform-in-human-research/feed/ 0 To Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, May Do Patients Harm: The Problem of the Nocebo Effect for Informed Consent http://www.bioethics.net/articles/to-tell-the-truth-the-whole-truth-may-do-patients-harm-the-problem-of-the-nocebo-effect-for-informed-consent/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/to-tell-the-truth-the-whole-truth-may-do-patients-harm-the-problem-of-the-nocebo-effect-for-informed-consent/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:55:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=35838 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/to-tell-the-truth-the-whole-truth-may-do-patients-harm-the-problem-of-the-nocebo-effect-for-informed-consent/feed/ 0