TITLE

CMA rescinds controversial policy

AUTHOR(S)
Hoey, John
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/05/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 5, p594
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) rescinded a controversial policy on mandatory HIV testing for nonconsenting patients. Reduction in the risk of HIV transmission in health care workers following a needle-stick injury with postexposure treatment; How the policy violates the CMA Code of Ethics.
ACCESSION #
3556229

 

Related Articles

  • Patient consent for publication--an apology. Hoey, John // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;09/08/98, Vol. 159 Issue 5, p503 

    Editorial. Apologizes for printing a patient's medical case and picture without the patient's consent. Usual requirement of written consent from patients; Error made; Why informed consent for publication is necessary; Problems with patient consent; Policy followed by the journal; Application of...

  • Patient autonomy versus medical ethics. Wilson, Beth // Legaldate;Mar98, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p8 

    Describes a case highlighting a conflict between patient's rights and medical ethics in Australia.

  • Tempering patients' expectations with economic realities. Finger, Anne L. // Medical Economics;01/11/99, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p56 

    Predicts an increased scrutiny of managed-care organizations and a renewed emphasis on patients' rights, promoting medical ethics in the United States in 1999. Balancing of individual rights with the good of the larger community as a central aspect of the current top ethical questions for...

  • The reign of autonomy: Is the end in sight? Hamel, Ron // Second Opinion;Jan95, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p75 

    Comments on the issue of patient autonomy as a dominant principle in medical ethics. Sole consideration in resolving ethical conflicts; Distortion of patterns of relating to others and sense of responsibility for others as individuals and as parts of a whole community; Demand for the practice...

  • Risk-Benefit Ratio: The Soft Underbelly of Patient Autonomy. Gunn, Albert E. // Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall91, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p139 

    Presents an essay on the impact of risk-benefit ratios on patient autonomy in medical decision making. Challenge on the logic of the use of risk-benefit ratios; Maintenance of the appearance of patient autonomy by mere rhetoric; Shift of real decision-making back to physicians.

  • Respecting religious beliefs in life-and-death decisions. A.C. // Second Opinion;Apr92, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p110 

    Presents a digest of the essay `Autonomy, Religious Values, and Refusal of Lifesaving Medical Treatment,' on a hypothetical case of a nonterminal patient refusing treatment. Value of autonomy over the patient's life; Other values brought up in court; Non-consideration of religious beliefs;...

  • Taking charge. Brink, Susan; Streisand, Betsy // U.S. News & World Report;07/28/97, Vol. 123 Issue 4, p56 

    Examines the trend of hospitals in becoming more receptive to the patient-rights movement. The higher priority placed on desires of patients; The increase in the number of ethics committees to counsel patients and their families whose wishes conflicted with providers' advice; The agreement of...

  • Information Disclosure: the moral experience of nurses in China. Pang, M-c. // Nursing Ethics;Jul98, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p347 

    While the movement to ensure patient’s rights to information and informed consent spreads throughout the world, patient rights of this kind have yet to be introduced in mainland China. Nonetheless, China is no different from other parts of the world in that nurses are expected to shoulder...

  • Doctor Does Not Know Best: Why in the New Century Physicians Must Stop Trying to Benefit Patients. Veatch, Robert M. // Journal of Medicine & Philosophy;Dec2000, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p701 

    While twentieth-century medical ethics has focused on the duty of physicians to benefit their patients, the next century will see that duty challenged in three ways. First, we will increasingly recognize that it is unrealistic to expect physicians to be able to determine what will benefit their...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics