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.Read More
Bariatric Surgery: Ethical Considerations in Adolescents and Adults with Cognitive Disabilities
Adults without cognitive issues can weigh the risks and benefits, while the issues that arise for adolescents parallel those of adults but tend to be more complex.
Preclinical Alzheimer’s: Study Examines Consequences of Documenting Biomarker Test Results
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.
Institutional Conflict of Interest: Not Just a Relationship, but a Set of Circumstances
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.
Female Physicians Receive Less in Industry-Sponsored Payments than Male Physicians
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.
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