We explore the potential personal, professional, and legal consequences of physicians taking a stand.
What Is a Physician’s Obligation to Disclose ‘Near-Miss’ and ‘No-Harm’ Events to Patients?
The answer lies in three domains: our professional duties to the patient, our ethical obligations to the patient, and our fiduciary responsibilities to society.
Otolaryngologist Shares Experience with Image Manipulation in Research and How to Prevent It
In the past six months, I’ve detected duplicated images in multiple submitted articles, equating to more than 40% of the articles I reviewed.
Letter from the Editor: Listening to the Angels on Our Shoulders
What responsibility do we have in the otolaryngology community to police ourselves?
How to Ethically Navigate Caring for Fellow Physicians and Healthcare Providers
Caring for a colleague in medicine carries additional responsibilities, including navigating potential challenges to your care in the context of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and social justice.
Banning Unvaccinated Patients? Ethical Responsibilities Within the Context of COVID-19 Vaccination Controversies
Physicians now find themselves in the often uncomfortable position of advocating for the preventive health of patients in the context of a politicized public health response—vaccination.
How to Choose the Right Words When Talking to a Patient
Effective and caring patient–physician communication is essential to establish a proper and effective patient–physician relationship.
How to Avoid Political Discussions with Patients During Examinations
It’s important for a physician to ask him or herself, “Is it worth the risk to discuss politics with a patient?”
Patients Make Us Better: Here Are Some Ethical Lessons Patients Teach Their Doctors
Our patients are more than just their disease—they are parents, spouses, and children, all struggling to achieve some level of happiness and health.
Tips for Talking About Delicate or Controversial Subjects with Patients
For many physicians, discussing political beliefs or controversial advocacy work with patients seems inappropriate or even unethical, though many patients may have no problem with it.
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