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The Ambiguous Effects of Tort Law on Bioethics: The Case of Doctor-Patient Communication
Tort law is an important tool in enforcing a minimal level of good behavior. But what is appropriate for law is not necessarily appropriate for ethics or for norms of professional practice.
Patients' Information Sheets and Multicentre Studies
Is It Ok to Agree to Let the Family Withhold Information From a Patient Facing Surgery?
(Staff of the Center for Ethics at Washington Hospital Center, 2010-08)
More Than Tuskegee: Understanding Mistrust About Research Participation
This paper describes results of a qualitative study that explored barriers to research participation among African American adults. A purposive sampling strategy was used to identify African American adults with and without ...
Ethical Issues of Diagnosis Disclosure and Treatment in Patients With Genital or Breast Cancer
To verify how communication between physicians and patients takes place during diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of women with genital or breast cancer, using bioethics as a reference for analysis.
Communication in Oncology and Bioethics
Physician-Assisted Suicide Attitudes of Older Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic White Adults: Does Ethnicity Make a Difference?
Little is known about attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in various ethnic groups. This study compares attitudes held by older Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites and examines subject characteristics ...