Ethics. Research. Community.

Blogging Ethics

Note: blog content is not currently included in EthicShare's Search Results.

01/16/2018 - 10:00am

Shutterstock Cancer screening can save lives: Mammographies reduce the chance women will die of breast cancer; and colonoscopies reduce the chance people will die of colon cancer. But should my 93-year-old father receive a screening colonoscopy? The test is uncomfortable, … Continue reading →

The post How to Tell Grandpa He Is Too Old for Another Colonoscopy appeared first on PeterUbel.com.

01/16/2018 - 10:00am

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity

01/16/2018 - 9:30am

By Angira Patel When I started my medical training, my pediatrics residency program banned all pharmaceutical sponsorship of activities.  No free lunch in the middle of the day, no fancy dinners at expensive restaurants, or trips to conferences paid for by a pharmaceutical company.  Even my lab coat was unadorned by the colorful pens given […]

01/16/2018 - 5:35am

A recent article by Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum in the New England Journal of Medicine explored both the benefits and drawbacks of Digital Adherence Monitoring. The focus was on the FDA’s recent approval of Abilify MyCite, a medicine technology that combines the medication aripiprazole, used to treat various psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, certain features of bipolar disorder and depression, with a digital ingestion tracking system.... // Read More »

01/16/2018 - 3:30am
There remains wide variability in the strategies clinicians use to limit life support when physician and surrogate disagree.
01/16/2018 - 3:30am

There remains wide variability in the strategies clinicians use to limit life support when physician and surrogate disagree.

01/17/2018 - 11:04pm
One of the lesser noted negative consequences of having a tabloid showman for a president is the way the chaos and scandal around him has managed to suck up all the air in the room. Deep social and political problems that would have once made the front page, sat on top of the newsfeed, or been covered in depth by TV news, have been relegated to the dustbin of our increasingly monetized attention. And because so few of the public know about these issues their future remains in the hands of interested parties unlikely to give more than a perfunctory concern to issues such as ethics or the common good such issues involve.
01/15/2018 - 6:39pm

Amber Comer and colleagues found some not surprising, but still alarming, data on "Physician Understanding and Application of Surrogate Decision-Making Laws in Clinical Practice" in AJOB Empirical Bioethics.

On the one hand, it seems dangerous to have...

01/15/2018 - 6:39pm

Amber Comer and colleagues found some not surprising, but still alarming, data on "Physician Understanding and Application of Surrogate Decision-Making Laws in Clinical Practice" in AJOB Empirical Bioethics.

01/14/2018 - 7:57pm

Simon and colleagues offer a colorful reminder of the narrow and limited way in which the term "futility" should be employed in the medical treatment context.