Timely discussions about end-of-life preferences can ensure patients with advanced cancer receive care that aligns with their goals, experts say.
A central objective of addressing moral distress is to permit clinicians to effectively perform their professional functions and thus better help patients.
A growing body of research suggests that patients are not always transparent with their physicians about critical information.
Addressing moral distress means not just obtaining ethics consultation as needed but also dealing with the feeling of powerlessness that often accompanies it.
Ethics consultants begin by identifying and clarifying the conflict to ensure it is related to ethics.
Surrogate decision makers for a patient are obligated to make health care decisions based on what the patient would have wanted if it is known.
AMA survey unearthed concerns about data privacy protections and confusion about who can access personal health information
Patients trust that what they tell their doctors will remain confidential, but under certain specific circumstances, the doctors may be obligated to breach that trust.
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how easy it is for disreputable and non-authoritative sources to spread wrong and possibly dangerous medical information.
Eric Lander said his resignation is effective ‘no later than February 18 in order to permit an orderly transfer’