Ethics consultants begin by identifying and clarifying the conflict to ensure it is related to ethics.
All articles by David Alfandre, MD, MSPH
Patients trust that what they tell their doctors will remain confidential, but under certain specific circumstances, the doctors may be obligated to breach that trust.
When patients are able to articulate their beliefs, it can help them move from making what may have been an unconscious choice into a conscious one.
Meeting public demand for an urgently needed effective medication quickly and safely during a pandemic involves difficult tradeoffs.