How decision science can help with gut-wrenching medical choices
Patient decision aids might help with routine health choices. The science of decision-making also can help navigate ethically complex choices.
Pediatric decision-making: Help parents protect, empower kids
While bearing the weighty responsibility of making medical decisions for children when they lack capacity, parents can also promote patient autonomy.
Human genome editing is here. How should it be governed?
If used responsibly, genome editing can foster dramatic innovation in patient care, including eradicating many diseases. But ethical and legal questions persist.
Your patient requests an investigational therapy: How to respond
The FDA allows some critically ill patients to access unapproved therapies. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance for shared decision-making.
Physicians have duty to monitor their own competence
Everyone expects physicians to provide competent care. But competence is fluid, context-dependent and requires self-awareness on the part of doctors.
Google-Ascension deal comes as concerns rise on use of health data
Patient privacy cannot be retrieved once it’s lost. Learn how the AMA has made protecting patient health data in the digital age a top priority.
How to assess quality of life in reconstructive transplantation
Reconstructive transplantation is elective and conducted to improve patients’ quality of life. Yet ethical inquiry into quality of life is lacking. Find out more from the AMA.
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