The role of clinical ethicists in healthcare organizations continues to evolve. In this article, Margot Eves, JD, MA, discusses this evolution, and how ethicists can help build trust through empathy, authenticity and engagement.
Through discussions of real-world cases where value conflicts loomed large, our PM&R residents are learning how to work through practice scenarios where the challenge isn’t purely clinical.
Advances in prenatal genetics are occurring at breakneck speed. Pregnant women want to understand benefits and risks, and physicians want to support their patients’ decision-making. How do health professionals ensure women are empowered in both the consent process and decision-making?
How does Parkinson’s disease affect a person’s personality, and is it further changed by deep brain stimulation? The NIH hopes to find out with a neuroethics grant to Cleveland Clinic researchers.
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Tests for biomarkers that can identify preclinical Alzheimer’s disease are raising hopes for earlier treatments but are also raising new concerns about how the information will be used by insurers and employers.
Bioethicists have been instrumental in identifying ethical issues inherent in this groundbreaking transplant. Careful consideration of all aspects of the multi-stage procedure helps recipients make an informed decision and minimize risk to the recipient and fetus
Physicians’ partnerships with industry can be beneficial to patients but the nuances of their relationships can be complex. These relationships must be evaluated closely and managed properly to maximize patient protections.
From sponsored research to speaker fees to meals, female physicians receive less compensation from industry than men. A new Cleveland Clinic study delves into this concerning disparity.
In today’s healthcare environment multiple factors have emerged to contribute to new ethical dilemmas and questions for nurses. At Cleveland Clinic, nurses are using ethics rounds to address concerns.
Amazing advances in assisted reproduction, perinatal care and prenatal genetic screening are triggering fresh ethical concerns. Learn how reproductive medicine and bioethics specialists approach these issues.