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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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