» Informed Consent Where the World Finds Bioethics Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Ethics of Advertising for Health Care Services Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:26:00 +0000 0 The Supreme Court’s terrible—and dangerous—ruling this week on the Fifth Amendment. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:58:30 +0000 0 The Use of Deception in Public Health Behavioral Intervention Trials: A Case Study of Three Online Alcohol Trials Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:09:43 +0000 0 Pennsylvania law gives patients the right to ask doctors about care Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:22:28 +0000 0 Stop Therapeutic Obstinacy: Penalties for Administering Futile ICU Interventions Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:36:45 +0000 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 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:00:48 +0000 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 Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:03:26 +0000 0 Electronic Informed Consent: Will it Increase Patient Knowledge on Trials? Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:32:29 +0000 0 Stop Worrying About Privacy, Start Caring About Identity Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:41:49 +0000 0 The Ethics of “Gawking ” in Medicine Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:42:17 +0000 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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