No consensus on direct solicitation by MDs. “The goal of the summit was to get feedback from stakeholders across many perspectives,” explains Megan E. Collins, MD, MPH, lead author of the report and faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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For decades, the Sackler family has generously supported museums worldwide. But now some favorite Sackler charities are reconsidering whether they want the money at all, and several have already rejected any future gifts, concluding that some family members’ ties to the opioid crisis outweighed the benefits

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Report: The authors, including our Jeremy Sugarman, Jeffrey Kahn, Megan Collins, and Joseph Carrese, convened a “Summit on the Ethics of Grateful Patient Fundraising,” with the goal of identifying primary ethical issues in GPFR and offering recommendations regarding how to manage them

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Nonprofit hospitals across the United States are seeking donations from the people who rely on them most: their patients

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Gift will establish Ruth R. Faden Endowment for Education in Bioethics, named in honor of the institute’s founding director

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The gift from Dr. Alex and Mrs. Vicki Levi to Honor Berman Institute of Bioethics Founding Director Dr. Ruth R. Faden: $15 million gift will support future bioethics scholars and leaders

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Yet, the practice of doctors soliciting donations from patients “is something that is happening and all signs are that it is going to continue and that it will increase,” said Dr. Joseph A. Carrese, a primary care doctor and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Carrese was concerned enough to join his colleagues in conducting an interview study of Hopkins doctors

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Grateful Patients

May 31, 2013

Huguette Clark’s story raises important questions about grateful patient philanthropy in the context of ongoing clinical care. How should health care professionals conduct themselves in these situations?

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