Some argue that good medicine depends on physicians having a wide discretionary space in which they can act on their consciences. Interestingly, those who are against conscientious objection in medicine make the exact opposite claim – giving physicians the freedom to act on their consciences will undermine good medicine. So who is right here?

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Ten years ago, Renee Bach left her home in Virginia to set up a charity to help children in Uganda

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Therapists are now using the platform as a way to offer support to their followers – just don’t call it ‘therapy’

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A Doctor’s Deception

July 26, 2019

For 30 years, Paul Shuen was one of the city’s most respected obstetricians. Then his nurses noticed something unusual about the way he delivered babies. A story of greed, betrayal and medical misconduct

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After a motorcycle accident that almost took off his foot, Johns Hopkins bioethicist Travis Rieder became dependent on the pain medication he had been prescribed. Though he managed to wean himself off the drugs, the experience prompted him to write “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids.”

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After an accident and the surgeries that followed, Travis Rieder became addicted to pain medications. Rieder is the director of the Master of Bioethics degree program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and he joins Courtney Collins to talk about the agonizing process of weaning himself off the drugs

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Almost 300 faculty and staff members of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City have signed a letter to the board of trustees calling for a “culture shift” in light of a lawsuit alleging sex and age discrimination at the institution. More than 260 medical students and 200 alumni have signed similar letters

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Delta Dental of California is facing mounting criticism for paying its CEO exorbitantly, flying board members and their companions to Barbados for a meeting, and spending a small fraction of its revenue on charitable work — all while receiving significant state and federal tax breaks because of its nonprofit status

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