A court in the Netherlands on Wednesday acquitted a doctor who had been accused of unlawful euthanasia for administering a lethal injection to a patient with dementia, a case that raised questions about the clarity of the country’s law in such circumstances

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The Painful Truth About Pain

September 11, 2019

A harrowing medical experience gave Travis N. Rieder more insight than he would have wished for into how people end up hooked on opioids

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Against doctors’ recommendations, some pregnant women refuse ultrasounds

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“Mini-ssippi Appendectomy”

September 4, 2019

Our Marielle S Gross, MD, MBE writes about the routine practice of coercive subtotal sterilization during surgical management of ectopic pregnancy

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Most hospitals do not frequently take patients to court over medical debt. But since 2015, Carlsbad Medical Center, in New Mexico, has filed lawsuits by the thousands

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New from Berman Institute faculty Nancy Kass and Len Rubenstein in JAMA Viewpoint: “Can Physicians Work in US Immigration Detention Facilities While Upholding Their Hippocratic Oath?”

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Do you work in situations where you might be able to make a difference even if the working conditions include serious limitations to what you can do and how—or even how much—you can provide care? A new paper from Paul Spiegel with our Nancy Kass and Len Rubenstein provides a response

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Shakkaura Kemet, MPH writes, “At my mother’s first oncology appointment, I sat beside her, swaddled in my Harvard sweatshirt. I hoped that the name of the august institution where I was an undergraduate would, in the doctor’s eyes, transport my mother from the wasteland of “difficult,” “noncompliant,” and “welfare queen” to which black female patients are often relegated and deliver her to the promised land of “human being.””

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