Palliative medicine specialist Laura Shoemaker, DO, believes that it’s key for physicians to begin a difficult conversation by finding out what the patient knows about their condition. “Ask what they’ve been told and what their understanding of that is. Find out what’s most important to them.”Read More
Pediatric oncologist Seth Rotz, MD, says that when he has difficult news to share with a patient and their family, “I feel obliged to tell them as soon as it’s safe to tell them.”
Ethical considerations attend decisions about disclosing a likely dementia diagnosis. They begin with patient autonomy – a core value of medicine.
Sponsored genetic testing appears to be an attractive option for both patient and clinician, but experts say there are nonfinancial disadvantages that can create ethical challenges. Here’s what to know and how to counsel patients.
Novel ethics fellowship equips nurses with the skills needed to navigate moral dilemmas in daily clinical practice.
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Critical care is rife with medical, ethical and legal dilemmas involving end-of-life care. The physician must be acutely aware of the ethical and jurisprudential considerations that should be balanced in navigating these sensitive situations.
When a patient lacks decision-making capacity, the care team should attempt to locate someone who can speak to the patient’s wishes and values. What happens when that’s not possible?
Addressing end-of-life care dilemmas requires careful analysis, an understanding of basic ethical and legal principles and perspectives and access to reliable consultants.
There has been little effort to examine the impact on study participants who may be willing to carry a genomically modified human embryo, but this is important population must be apprised of the potential risks and benefits of such research.
Cleveland Clinic nurses have a new source of support for framing ethical challenges that arise as they care for their patients.
Expanding neurological treatment options bring new ethical conundrums. One of our neuroethicists explores the underlying issues in this Neuro Pathways podcast episode.