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Advance care planning for patients with chronic illnesses

The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle over...

Balancing conflicts of obligation by design

The most recognizable ethical principles associated with building design are those associated with greener, energy efficient buildings. It is hard not to support such...

Staff engagement: What’s ethics got to do with it?

Engagement of staff members and physicians is a significant priority in many hospitals, and for good reason.  At a high level, organizations with more...

Flu vaccines and Ebola relief – do we have duties to...

Over 40 years ago, philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer published an article called "Famine affluence and morality". The piece argued that we ought to...

Refusal of pain medication

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Ask the Ethicist: Leaving a bad taste in the mouth

Q: “I’ve thought that the soda tax idea in New York is a great idea. I’ve read some things where ethics people have rejected...

Ask the Ethicist: Giving food to the homeless

Q: “I am curious as to what your thoughts are on individuals giving food to the homeless. I used to give them a granola...

Ask the Ethicist: Eating for two?

“We’ve had many angry patients say to us, ‘This is discriminatory’ and I say, ‘Yes, it is’ But I still won’t do it,”...

Ask the Ethicist: Mother’s milk and other goodness?

Q: I read an article in a major daily newspaper about how breastfeeding is over-promoted and not really that good for a baby. But...

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