December 12, 2016
Should New York Legalize Physician Aid in Dying?
California's End of Life Option Act authorizing physician aid-in-dying (PAD) was signed into law June 9, 2015...
March 1, 2011
Caring for Patients without Surrogates Under the Family Health Care Decisions Act
Mr. VanderKam is a 70-year-old man with advanced cardiomyopathy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
April 1, 2010
Case Study: Legal, Ethical, and Clinical Perspectives on the Health Care Professional's Response to Child Sexual Abuse
AB, a 15 year-old recent immigrant from the Middle East, presented to her primary care provider with abdominal pain. During her exam...
January 1, 2010
Case Study: Mandating the Vaccine
Jane is a nurse at the Upstate; she and several of her colleagues have serious reservations about the H1N1 vaccine...
October 1, 2009
Should We Send Illegal Immigrants Back Home when they Seek Medical Care?
Also: three myths about the ethics of health care reform, Paying physicians to talk about end-of-life decisions.
May 1, 2009
When Parents Say No to Medical Treatment for their Children
Also: Ethics consult FAQs and President's council on Bioethics
December 1, 2008
Multifetal Reduction A Passionless Term for a Passion-filled Issue
Also: NYC diabetes registry and Mental health parity.
January 1, 2008
Drug Money: Ethical Implications of Pharmaceutical Influence
Also: Gifts to clinicians and Restricting physician's duty hours.
December 1, 2006
Informed Consent Unnecessary in Blood Substitute Study
Also: Tissue issue, Prisoners in medical research.
November 1, 2005
From the Caregiver's Perspective
Also: Culture & caregiving, When primary caregiver is not family.
April 2, 2004
Determining Patient Capacity for Making Medical Decisions
Also: Bodies for sale, Hospital policy watch.
September 1, 2002
Rx Promotion: Does it Impact the Practice of Medicine?
Also: Supreme Court and The ADA, CT scan or CT scam, Artificial nutrition.
July 1, 2002
Who has the Final Say Regarding a Patient's Fate?
Also: Kissing cousins, Hospitalized prisoners, It's ethical, but is it legal...
November 1, 2001
Can Patients Refuse a Transplant Once they have Given Informed Consent?
Also: AIDS vaccine, Sex selection, Genetic testing, Jehovah's Witnesses refusal.
February 1, 2001
Should a Child Be Forced to Take Meds Against Her Will?
Also: Baby banking, Euthanasia legalized, Joined at birth, separated by law.
October 1, 2000
Weighing "Clear and Convincing Evidence"
Also: Human eggs for sale, DNA mapping, Protecting basic human rights.
May 1, 2000
Can she handle the news?
Also: Supreme Court agrees, Gene therapy experiments halted, Minding the gap.