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ever acceptable to lie to a patient?
When can physicians ethically divulge confidential medical information?
and Informed Consent
How do physicians know patients
are making the right health care decisions? When they cannot decide, who
does it for them?
and Withdrawal of Treatment
When and why is treatment
withheld or withdrawn? Who decides and how?
What is the physician's ethical role in
helping a patient die?
When is termination of pregnancy morally acceptable?
- Fetal Relations
What are the moral expectations of
a pregnant woman to her fetus?
How should information from genetic testing by
Is it ethical to destroy embryonic blastocysts
to harvest stem cells for research?
on Human Subjects
How ought we protect human subjects
in clinical research?
Infants, and Children
How do we address ethical problems
in treating patients without capacity because of their young age?
How can we contain the runaway cost of defending
Limited Health Care Resources
What's so sinister about
the "R" word?
Can private organizations control the cost of health
care any better than the providers themselves? If so, at what cost to patients
Can the government do it any better?
for Health Care Decisions
Your freedom is my tax (or
Issues for Medical Students
Do you want to be right or
do you want to be effective?
What makes a good physician?
Where is medicine headed? How can you use this
material to prepare for your interview?