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LIVES2017: Migration and intensive care: what about ethics?

2017 06 Oct

With vast numbers of migrants and refugees reaching Europe over the last few years, what are the implications for intensivists? A session arranged by the Ethics section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, which held its 30th congress in Vienna at the end of September, explored the issues.   Individual enthusiasm takes you only so far,... Read more

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Study: Decision Making Model Enables Resolution of Ethics Issues at the Bedside

2017 08 Mar

A study from Switzerland that evaluated implementation of a stepped ethical decision-making model on three intensive care units (ICUs) and two geriatric wards found that it worked well, with staff able to find the time and confidence to solve ethical issues themselves. In addition the evaluation showed reduction in moral distress experienced by staff,... Read more

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10 Ways to Address Moral Distress in the ICU

2016 24 Sep

Moral distress is a reality and should be addressed by a culture of frank disclosure and good team communication. Although it is hard to find the time and space to do this, there are things that can help, says paediatric intensivist, Daniel Garros, writing in Frontiers in Pediatrics.Garros, Staff intensivist, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University... Read more

Executive Health Management

Saying 'No' Is Often The Key To Effective Leadership

2016 14 Jun

As difficult as it can be, saying no is often the key to effective leadership, says an ethics and management expert, just as most successful leaders have little difficulty to say no to a losing deal, to a project that’s wasting money, or to a request that doesn’t align with their priorities. These same leaders may feel awkward to speak up when their... Read more

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Expert: Paying Women to Have Mammograms 'Unethical'

2015 13 Sep

Paying women to have mammograms is unethical, according to a Viewpoint article published in JAMA by an expert from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Insurance companies typically offer cash payments ($10 to $250) for mammography completion. However, such incentives are "ethically troubling," says the article author Harald... Read more

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Ethical Change Recommended to Increase Donor Organs in USA

2015 12 May

To help ease an organ shortage crisis in the US, ethicists from NYU Langone Medical Center have suggested a simple and ethical change in policy that would greatly expand the nation’s organ pool while respecting autonomy, choice, and vulnerability of a deceased’s family or authorised caregiver.Their proposed solution, which is described in an article... Read more

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Adaptive Clinical Trials - the Ethical View

2015 12 May

Adaptive clinical trials (ACTs) represent an innovative approach to trial design and conduct, where the primary goal of adaptations is to improve scientific value and statistical efficiency. In addition to having distinguishing scientific features, ACTs also may involve ethical considerations that differ from more traditional randomised controlled trials... Read more

Executive Health Management

Moral Implications Of Patients Recording Conversations With Physicians

2015 24 Mar

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have conducted a study of the ethical implications of patients and their families secretly recording conversations they have with physicians. Now that smartphones are ubiquitous and equipped with the technology to capture such conversations, the frequency of recordings is expected... Read more

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The Ethics of Uncontrolled Organ Donation: Uncontrolled Organ Donation is Ethically Neutral

2013 18 Sep

Author David Crippen, MD, FCCM Professor Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Neurological Surgery University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh,USA   With a shortage of donor organs worldwide, measures are needed to improve rates of organ donation. In this paper Prof. David Crippen proposes that preserving organs for organ donation early... Read more