Dr Phil: A Strategy for Easing Moral Distress--Ethics Rounds in the MICU
- Doctors face ethical questions on death. // Commentary;Apr86, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p23
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- Ethics committees as corporate and public policy advocates. Cohen, C.B. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p36
Argues that changes in the structure of the health care system in the '90s will create new roles for ethics committees. Cost containment policies; Profit maximization.
- Business ethics in ethics committees? Boyles, P. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p37
Examines whether or not business ethics is the proper domain of ethic committees. Conflicts of interest; Procedural and substantive issues.
- The Philadelphia story. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p38
Reports on a gathering of representatives from more than twelve bioethics networks in Philadelphia. How to share information between groups in different parts of the country discussed. Mailing lists; National bioethics computer bulletin board.
- `Make Me Live': Autonomy and terminal illness. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p42
Presents the case of a patient who has expressed a desire to prolong her life, and a doctor's suggestion for a do-not-resuscitate order. Necessity of informing the patient questioned.
- Commentary. Miller, D.H. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p43
Comments on a case study involving a patient's desire to live, and the question of a do-not-resuscitate order. Patient consent; Weakening of physician-patient relationship; Patients' rights.
- Great moments in medical ethics teaching. Ross, J.W. // Hastings Center Report;Jan/Feb91, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p2
Relates the author's attempt to help solve a medical ethics problem. Realizing the limits of casuistry as a teaching device; Lying in the patient's best interests.
- Ethics committees: From ethical comfort to ethical cover. Annas, G.J. // Hastings Center Report;May/Jun91, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p18
Explores the growth of ethics committees from an anomalous entity that provides ethical comfort to a few, to an almost standard entity that provides ethical cover for many. Law and ethics as distinct, but related, activities; History of ethics committees; Institutional review boards (IRBs);...
- Maternal rights, fetal harms. Strong, C.; Kinlaw, K. // Hastings Center Report;May/Jun91, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p21
Presents a case study of a 22-year-old woman whose fetus was found to have hydrocephalus, an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain. Approaches considered in placement of a ventriculo-amniotic shunt and methods of delivery; Commentary concerning the...
- Medical futility, medical necessity. Callahan, D. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug91, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p30
Ponders how we can best make moral judgements about those issues that combine factual and normative ingredients? Effort to define the meaning of medical `futility'; Defining minimally adequate health care; Need to draw a distinction between scientific knowledge and moral and political...