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Eight notes on reproductive ethics

Reproductive ethics is a field I’m not all that familiar with, but it’s been a big deal lately, so I’ve been thinking about it a bit. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has a few broadsheets on ethics, which are actually rather helpful. Reproductive medicine is a great field for looking at ethical problems. Let’s…

Morning Report #1

Morning report is a daily conference for medical residents. It is done differently at different institutions, but normally a case is presented, often by the post-call team, and discussed by the senior residents and an attending physician. Today’s case will be the first in an occasional series. –PalMD Case: Mrs. M is an 89 year…

Sometimes I feel like I’m pounding my head against a wall. I’ve been wondering why the issue of so-called conscience clauses just won’t die, why otherwise intelligent people can’t just agree with me just don’t get it. Quick review: some health care professionals wish to be able to deny patients certain types of care, and…

What will January 20th do for medicine?

Make no little plans; they have no power to stir men’s blood. —Daniel Burnham The last eight years have seen subtle and not-so subtle predations on the practice of medicine. Will the new administration be able to promote the kind of change we need? Let’s review some of the challenges facing the Obama administration. Ethical…