Plastic surgeons can get a lot of business through social media, but some surgeons take the entertainment aspect to extremes: dancing on camera during surgery, for example, or cradling someone’s excised tissue like a baby. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to crack down

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An Ethical Dilemma for Doctors

September 25, 2017

When is it OK to prescribe opioids? Our Travis Rieder writes, “America’s opioid crisis is getting worse. The role of prescription opioids has both the medical establishment and the government justifiably worried.”

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Size Matters:

March 31, 2016

Why Oversize Dosage Vials of Cancer Drugs Are a Huge Problem

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The Hutzler-Rives Memorial Lecture. Robert Truog, Director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, discusses the myriad ethical choices that arise in everyday clinical practice

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Ethics in the Balance

December 10, 2015

“It’s incredibly important to all of us that the people who graduate from Johns Hopkins understand the importance of ethics in everyday clinical practice.” – Margaret Moon, Berman Institute faculty member and a pediatrician

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“You’re at the hospital because something’s wrong with you – you’re vulnerable – then you get to wear the most vulnerable garment ever invented to make the whole experience that much worse,” said Ted Streuli, who lives in Edmond, Okla., and has had to wear hospital gowns on multiple occasions

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Johns Hopkins researchers present groundbreaking work defining treatment with respect and dignity in the ICU

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Medical ethicists at Johns Hopkins and Brigham and Women’s Hospital provide a roadmap to the health care holy grail of higher quality, lower cost care via referrals, while avoiding the ethical pitfalls of managed care in the 1990s.

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