- Assessing Physicians' Roles on Health Care Ethics Committees. McDaniel, Charlotte // HEC Forum;Dec2010, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p275
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of physicians on HEC including structural and process features. Four committees were selected from among 12 volunteering to participate with 12 sessions observed. Power analysis (0.8) confirmed an adequate number of communication exchanges, and...
- Warmth and Light in the Absence of the I. Hergott, Lawrence J. // English Language Notes;Fall/Winter2011, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p125
An essay is presented which discusses the philosophical and social aspects of practicing medicine, with particular attention paid to the relationship between doctors and patients and the motivations of doctors for entering medicine. The concept of patient as subject is examined, and the...
- A "PRINCIPLED RESOLUTION": THE FULCRUM FOR BIOETHICS MEDIATION. DUBLER, NANCY NEVELOFF // Law & Contemporary Problems;Summer2011, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p177
The article discusses the core bioethics that support the establishment of principled resolutions as fulcrums for settling disputes in the U.S. healthcare setting. It says that bioethics involves a set of ethical doctrines that raise physician and caregiver obligations, which include patient...
- Speaking my mind--Sometimes you can't win for trying. Sagall, Richard J. // Pediatrics for Parents;1994, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p10
Editorial. Comments on the Patient-Physician Expectation Disparity (PPED) as a common problem of patients and physicians. Examples of PPED; Cause of PPED; Cure of PPED.
- The patient's right to know. Collier, Joe // World Health;Sep/Oct94, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p18
Highlights some changes in the relation of doctor to patient. Comments on the essential components of a successful therapeutic dialogue; Action by the World Health Organization (WHO) in May 1994 which formally endorsed the principle that, before a medicine in prescribed, the patient must be...
- Culture of candour vs duty of disclosure. // Caribbean Medical Journal;Dec2011, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p48
The article presents a reprint of the article "Culture of Candour vs Duty of Disclosure," which appeared in the September 2010 issue of "Casebook." It focuses on the moral and ethical obligation of physicians, particularly in admitting medical failures. It also discusses the importance of open...
- Bioethics for clinicians: 15. Quality end-of-life care. Singer, Peter A.; MacDonald, Neil // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;07/28/98, Vol. 159 Issue 2, p159
Discusses how physicians do not have an analogous conceptual framework for approaching end-of-life care. Definition of end-of-life care; A framework for the approach, including, control of pain and other symptoms, decisions on the use of life-sustaining treatment, support of dying patients and...
- We can always care. Throburn, Ros; Roland, Martin // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/21/2007, Vol. 335 Issue 7611, p112
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Should doctors go to patients' funerals?" by B. Arroll and K. Falloon in the June 23, 2007 issue.
- Ignorance is a public health issue. Williams, Michael V. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/5/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7600, p915
This article presents a letter to the editor in response to "Should you tell patients about beneficial treatment that they cannot have?" by R. Marcus in the April 21, 2007 issue.