Items Tagged ‘Ethics’

January 10, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

    January 10, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations Meet the Press […]

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February 9, 2010

The Doctor Will Never See You Again

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

When is it appropriate for doctors to “fire” patients? Patients can and often do leave doctors they don’t see eye to eye with, find inconvenient or can’t afford. But doctors must follow strict ethical rules when they want to dismiss a patient…   Michael Bannon, a general surgeon and chairman of the ethics subcommittee at […]

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Tags: "fire" patients, Ethics


October 26, 2009

Conscience clauses not just about abortion anymore

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Faced with a request to give an unmarried female patient a prescription for birth control pills, Dr. Michele Phillips looked to her conscience for the answer.   “I’m not going to give any kind of medication I see as harmful,” said Phillips of San Antonio. The drugs would not protect her patient from “emotional trauma […]

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Tags: Ethics


October 8, 2009

Life and death: Hospital ethics panels help families decide

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

An infant is born with no functioning brain. A teen is ravaged in a car wreck. A 90-year-old with dementia and pneumonia lies unconscious in intensive care…   Every day, in a hospital somewhere in the USA, a group of strangers — the hospital ethics committee — is called in to help people make the […]

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Tags: Ethics, life and death


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