Ethical Issues in Medicine

Should doctors answer calls for help in public places?

Should doctors answer calls for help in public places?

The professional obligation to promote the health and wellbeing of the members of society is central to the legitimacy and integrity of the profession.

Make Conversations With Patients More Meaningful

Make Conversations With Patients More Meaningful

For valid informed consent to exist, patients have to understand the information physicians give them about a proposed treatment or procedure.

How to Deal With 'Difficult' Patients

How to Deal With 'Difficult' Patients

Clinicians can manage their emotions and behaviors to meet the challenges of working productively with sometimes abrasive and argumentative patients.

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.