First, Do No Harm

September 21, 2017

Marshaling Clinician Leadership to Counter the Opioid Epidemic | A Special Publication from the National Academy of Medicine

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“There are limits to what parents can do to their kids,” he said. “Medically unnecessary irreversible surgery that carries a risk of lifelong harm should be one of those things.”

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Striking a Balance

July 24, 2017

Between Safe Spaces and Physician Skill in Medicine

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Sometimes doctors choose to do surgery not because it is absolutely preferable to other treatments but because they get reimbursed for it, a new study suggests

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Do I Have Your Attention?

February 13, 2017

Why physician mindfulness could improve patient care and prevent health care disparities. By our Mary Catherine Beach

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Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s former Anglican archbishop and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recently celebrated his 85th birthday with an interesting message: He wants the option of an assisted death

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For Erin Moore, keeping her son’s cystic fibrosis in check requires careful monitoring to prevent the thick, sticky mucous his body produces from further damaging his lungs and digestive system. Moore keeps tabs on 6-year-old Drew’s weight, appetite, exercise and stools every day to see if they stray from his healthy baseline. When he develops a cough, she tracks that, too

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by: Elizabeth Dzeng, As ethicists like to point out, what is the law is not always ethical and what is ethical is not always the law. Passage of the End of Life Options Act in California does not imply that we’ve resolved the debate on aid in dying, nor should it define our moral stance

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