Ethical Issues in Medicine

Ethical Issues in Medicine


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Deciding Which Patients Get Treatment First

Medical ethicist David J. Alfandre, MD, MS, addresses the quandary of deciding who gets priority in the allocation of healthcare resources, an issue of particular relevance today now that COVID-19 vaccinations are underway.
Doctor Examining Masked Patient In Hospital

The Place of Virtue Ethics in a Pandemic

An appreciation of the virtues one wishes to embody can help to navigate the complex ethical dilemmas physicians may face during the COVID-19 crisis.

Helping Patients Quit Smoking: A Road Map for Clinicians

Successful smoking cessation involves a 2-pronged approach, since there are 2 components to smoking – physiological and behavioral, according to Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, MS, TTS, of Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis.
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