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Enrolling the Uninsured in Clinical Trials: Is it Ethical?

Enrolling the Uninsured in Clinical Trials: Is it Ethical?

Until universal access to healthcare is ensured as a human right, researchers must keep important ethical concerns in mind when designing future clinical trials.

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Enrolling the Uninsured in Clinical Trials: Is it Ethical?

Enrolling the Uninsured in Clinical Trials: Is it Ethical?

Until universal access to healthcare is ensured as a human right, researchers must keep important ethical concerns in mind when designing future clinical trials.

Doctors and the D Word: Talking About Death Is an Essential Skill — and One Often Lacking

Doctors and the D Word: Talking About Death Is an Essential Skill — and One Often Lacking

The reasons for physicians' discomfort with conversations about dying are as much cultural, social, and systemic as they are personal.

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation

Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation

Defensive medicine is known as a practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation.

Electrocardiogram Preliminary Diagnosis by Computerized Support Systems

Electrocardiogram Preliminary Diagnosis by Computerized Support Systems

Evaluating the accuracy of electrocardiogram results by computerized decision support systems.

The Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

The Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

Evaluating the streetlight effect behavior within clinical research.

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Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

The American Heart Association has updated their disaster resources page with the latest tips to keep in mind when counseling patients ahead of a natural disaster.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidelines for End-of-Life Care

AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidelines for End-of-Life Care

Compassion and communication for both patients and families are among the most important factors involved in providing end-of-life care.

Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room

Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room

Medical teams that are willing to engage with and be informed by patients' religious worldviews are able to more effectively make clinical decisions.

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

Appropriate and standardized regulation of mobile medical applications may enable faster adoption and integration of these technology platforms in the health care environment

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Newer, Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Newer, Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

More than half of the new approvals of Breakthrough Therapy drugs were based on a single pivotal trial.

Know Before You Go: Practicing Medicine Abroad

Know Before You Go: Practicing Medicine Abroad

For physicians working in the US, the prospect of practicing medicine abroad can be both exciting and daunting.

Improving Physician Knowledge of Risks Associated With Occupational Radiation Exposure

Improving Physician Knowledge of Risks Associated With Occupational Radiation Exposure

Study investigators found that baseline scores of knowledge for radiation exposure were low overall, except in the case of participants who were radiologists.

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

In recent years, more healthcare professionals are choosing to work for organizations rather than starting their own practice.

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.

DOJ Investigation Tied to Decreases in Inappropriate ICD Use at Investigated Hospitals

DOJ Investigation Tied to Decreases in Inappropriate ICD Use at Investigated Hospitals

After a Department of Justice investigation, the rate of noncompliant implantable cardioverter-defibrillator use significantly decreased in the hospital setting.

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