Mergers of Secular & Religiously Affiliated Health Care Institutions
Consolidation can be a source of tension for the physicians and other health care professionals who are employed by or affiliated with the consolidated health care entity.
Expanded Access to Investigational Therapies
Physicians should become familiar with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “expanded access” program so as to supply answers to patients who are seeking access to investigational therapy.
Physicians need to be aware of the implications of medical tourism for individual patients and the community.
Code of Medical Ethics overview
Read the Principles of Medical Ethics, the Preface & Preamble and access the Code of Medical Ethics Opinions.
Code of Medical Ethics: Research & innovation
Physicians performing clinical research have responsibilities to their patients. Find out how to protect the rights and safety of research participants.
Code of Medical Ethics: Financing and delivery of health care
Financing health care can be a tricky issue. Find out how to ethically balance patients’ interests with the interests of payers and health care institutions.
Code of Medical Ethics: Professional self-regulation
As practicing clinicians, educators, professional colleagues, businessmen and citizens, physicians should hold one another to high standards of conduct.
Code of Medical Ethics: Inter-professional relationships
Find out how physicians commit themselves to high standards of ethics in their relationships with fellow health professionals.
Code of Medical Ethics: Consent, communication & decision making
Help your patients make well-considered decisions about their care and treatment by reading up on medical ethics of consent.