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June 1, 2011

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  • Relationship with patient is asking for trouble

    The blurring lines between personal and professional relationships between physicians and patients have raised multiple ethical and legal concerns for the healthcare field.
  • Stroke trials pose ethical challenges

    Acute stroke trials pose unique ethical challenges to researchers. Stroke interventions are extremely time-sensitive, meaning that decisions about treatment and research participation often must be made quickly.
  • Research group updates ethics training

    The new edition of a widely used human subjects protection curriculum has an increased emphasis on community engagement and the importance of ongoing informed consent, says one of its developers.
  • Too much information in informed consent?

    Can the informed consent process actually provide too much information? That's the contention of HIV researcher Susan Allen, MD, MPH, DTM&H, director of the Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, based at Emory University in Atlanta, who points to a recent study she tried to conduct in Zambia of participants' knowledge about contraceptive options.
  • Guiding seniors through EOL

    Seniors covered by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's Medicare Advantage plan are guided through the end-of-life (EOL) processes and are being empowered with the education, resources, and assistance they need to make their own decisions about what kind of care they want to receive at the end of life.
  • News Briefs

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently adopted guidelines concerning ethical conduct for surgeons when dealing with medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.