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.
What clinical ethics can learn from decision science
Learn more about the role that decision science can play in health care, and consider some of the ethical questions that it raises.
A medical resident’s guide to gifts from industry
Learn more from the AMA about the ethical and legal standards in this area, and how they apply to medical residents.
Patient Support & Advocacy
This is how generic drugs get their names
There’s a formula behind those funny names. Foremost, it’s meant to eliminate confusion and improve patient safety.
Errors happen. What to do when there's no one to whom to say "I'm sorry.”
The absence of a surrogate does not obviate a physician’s responsibility to address mistakes. Know these three key steps.
Global health programs in medical school: Who benefits?
A quarter of medical students are drawn to international education experiences to develop cultural sensitivity and clinical skills. But who is best served by these trips?
How Netflix-style plans could solve drug-spending dilemmas
States are locked in a zero-sum budget game when it comes to breakthrough medical treatments. Subscription drug pricing can help.
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