Talking about death: 6 vital tactics for physicians, medical teams
Dying and the decisions surrounding it are difficult topics to broach with patients and their loved ones. Physician experts suggest a “who, what, when, where and how” structure.
Nanoethics: It’s time for big thinking about nanomedicine
Innovations in nanotechnology have revolutionized how we think about disease diagnosis and treatment at the cellular level. This is what physicians should know.
When patients get overwhelmed, informed consent needs rethinking
Sometimes patients cannot realistically provide informed consent. In those situations, physicians have a higher obligation: protecting them from being overwhelmed.
Family picnic or walk-in clinic? What to do when family asks for care
Requests for care from relatives are exceedingly common. The right response preserves the relationship while making sure the person gets good care.
How to ease a terminal patient’s stress with earlier end-of-life care talks
Studies of a communication intervention for patients with advanced cancer showed it reduced anxiety and depression. Researchers suggest takeaways.
Supreme Court looks to AMA for guidance in big health care cases
The AMA’s input has helped shape rulings on everything from alcoholism and transgender rights to medical privacy and the Affordable Care Act.
Patient Support & Advocacy
5 ways new Title X rule threatens patient-physician relationship
AMA files lawsuit to block Title X rule change and protect patient-physician relationship, arguing that government does not belong in exam room.
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