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12/05/2017 - 1:08pm

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the December 4 episode of The Good Doctor, a medical resident is sexually harassed by her attending, who touches her when she is interacting with patients and asks her out to dinner. When she forcefully states that she is not interested in him, and has presented no signs that she is, he tells her to be careful because he could write her up for insubordination. Over the last month or so, women all over the country have posted #METOO on social media.…

12/05/2017 - 10:20am

You might expect your doctor to recommend what they think best during childbirth, but it’s not uncommon to feel pressured into having a procedure that you don’t want. Rebecca Grant reports on the ethics and law of consent in the delivery room

12/05/2017 - 10:09am

Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don't necessarily prevent suffering during surgery

12/05/2017 - 9:39am

It’s lack of economic opportunity that is dooming more Americans to “diseases of despair.”

12/05/2017 - 9:34am

Vincent Thomas had battled multiple myeloma for quite some time and gone through countless treatments and drug regimens, which weren't stopping his cancer. He and his family made the decision to go on hospice care. The thing was, his eyesight had failed him

12/05/2017 - 5:11am

Susan Haack began exploring the topic of uterine transplantation in women on this blog back in February 2014. In just under 4 short years, the technology has not only successfully resulted in live births in several women who received the uterine transplants, but outgoing president of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Richard Paulson, is suggesting we consider exploring the technique in men. While... // Read More »

12/05/2017 - 3:30am
The World Federation of Right to Die Societies will hold its 2018 conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme is "Assisted Dying: Human Rights in the 21st Century."
12/05/2017 - 3:30am

The World Federation of Right to Die Societies will hold its 2018 conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme is "Assisted Dying: Human Rights in the 21st Century."

12/04/2017 - 5:48pm

By Ameet Sarpatwari, Michael S. Sinha, and Aaron S. Kesselheim Each month, members of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) review the peer-reviewed medical literature to identify interesting empirical studies, policy analyses, and editorials on health law and policy issues relevant … Continue reading →