What to tell patients when AI is part of the care team
The rise of AI creates a novel set of ethical challenges that must be identified and mitigated, such as the question of how to properly inform patients. This is what physicians should know.
Trisomy 21 in prenatal screening: How to talk with parents
Prenatal test results indicating a high chance of Down syndrome can be hard to discuss with patients, as can related pregnancy outcomes. Discover four tips to help guide these challenging conversations.
Asking children to donate bone marrow: 5 must-meet conditions
The numerous ethical concerns surrounding organ donation are made more complicated when the prospective donor is a child. Find out the right questions to ask in such situations.
Help your patients with health care’s price puzzles
Medical costs, charges and prices can be inscrutable at times. Find out more about some key health care cost terms and what you can to do help patients on the financial front.
4 risks that arise when parents withhold diagnosis from a child
When it comes to pediatric decision-making, parents often believe the child is better off not knowing the whole story. Learn about the potential dangers of that approach.
How can physicians care, and advocate for, undocumented immigrants?
Undocumented immigrants are among the country’s most vulnerable populations. This is how physicians can help address immigration-related fears and anxieties that affect their health.
A colleague wants to call ICE on a patient. What should you do?
Concerns over a patient’s immigration status can create uncertainty and stress in clinic. These five legal points add clarity.
When patients, families disagree on treatment: 6 ways forward
To best care for patients, physicians must honor autonomy while expressing respect for well-intentioned family members.