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Withholding cancer diagnosis from patient
Ask the Ethicist: Withholding a cancer diagnosis from
the patient?

One of the ethical issues I get consulted about most frequently is when family members of a patient request that certain information be withheld from the patient, and in my experience it most often centers around cancer diagnoses. A typical ...

Posted: September 7, 2012|Ethics|0 comments

Should health care providers report extremely obese children to child welfare agencies?
Should health care providers report extremely obese
children to child welfare agencies?

About a year ago there was a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association that sparked controversy by suggesting that in some cases, severe childhood obesity could justify state intervention on behalf of the child. The commentary received ...

Posted: July 5, 2012|Ethics|3 comments

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