Ethics

The Ethical Argument Against Publishing Medical Research: What Responsibility Do Journal Editors Have?

The Ethical Argument Against Publishing Medical Research: What Responsibility Do Journal Editors Have?

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There is growing concern regarding the power of the written word, specifically those words that are printed in medical journals.

Applying a Bioethical Framework to Physician-Family Conflicts in Treatment Cessation

Applying a Bioethical Framework to Physician-Family Conflicts in Treatment Cessation

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As a highly delicate and case-sensitive issue, cessation of treatment for non-competent patients will continue to be central to the medical and bioethics communities.

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

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Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

Drawing the Line Between Personal Beliefs and Patient Rights

Drawing the Line Between Personal Beliefs and Patient Rights

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There's only one way to resolve the dissonance between personal beliefs and professional obligations: remembering that physicians take an oath pledging fealty to patients' health, not their own belief systems.

Liberalizing Access to Biobanks to Benefit Genomic Research

Liberalizing Access to Biobanks to Benefit Genomic Research

The greater interconnection of biobanks and researchers leads not only to enhanced statistical power, but to greater genetic diversity, expanding the number of people affected by this grand project.

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