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.
Physicians should frame treatment options by their “harms and benefits,” not by their “risks and benefits.”
From an ethical perspective, disclosing adverse events to patients is predicated on the idea that physicians have obligations to tell the truth, but physicians may worry that apologizing will incur greater responsibility for liability.
The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the perspectives of clinical trial “stakeholders” regarding enrollment of minorities in cancer clinical trials.
Herein, spiritual care was defined as “that which recognizes and responds to the needs of the human spirit, including the need for meaning, purpose, and connection.”
Unconscious, unacknowledged thoughts and feelings may interfere with fair and objective evaluations of different groups of people.
Managing conflict of interest enables the medical profession to avoid bias in the delivery of patient care while allowing for reasonable financial relationships with industry.
Physicians must be open about secondary interests such as financial gain that have the potential to bias their clinical judgment.
The issue of aging physicians poses serious challenges to the medical profession, with concerns that judgment or skills might decline with age.
As opioid overprescribing is a key contributor to the current opioid crisis, implementing appropriate prescribing strategies in medical education may prepare future physicians to appropriately and ethically prescribe opioids.