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  • Confidentiality in medical practice
    A patient's personal information can only be disclosed to those involved in his/her care if consent to such disclosure is given. This consent normally extends implicitly beyond medical staff to other professionals who may also be involved in care. It…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • ‘Do Not Attempt CPR’ and the concept of harm
    In this article, the authors look at the concept of harm in relation to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and ‘Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’ (DNACPR) discussions. For patients with incurable, advancing illness, having discussion…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • Intentionally terminating life (ITL) and doctors’ direct involvement (DITL)
    Intentionally terminating life (ITL) is usually assumed to require a doctor to perform it. However, it does not. We do not discuss this here. If ITL becomes a medical responsibility, the profession changes to incorporate a new duty to end some people…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • Clinical uncertainty, research and ethical responsibilities of today's doctors
    Clinical uncertainty has harmed patients and, unresolved, wasted resources. This continues today, so today's doctors have a clear duty to help contribute to its identification and resolution, working with all those who have a legitimate interest. Eth…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • What is the role of a psychiatrist in the COVID-19 pandemic?

    - 24 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • A European perspective on medical ethics
    Medical ethics is a field of expertise that has developed alongside increasingly powerful technologies that have changed medical practice significantly over the past decades. From artificial ventilation and the possibility of resuscitation after card…
    - 24 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • Self-assessment/CPD answers
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    - 24 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • Introduction
    In October 2016, Medicine for the first time published an issue dedicated to ‘Ethics and Communication Skills’. In doing so, it was recognizing the increasing importance of ethics and communication in the daily practice of medicine. Something mor…
    - 25 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 8:00pm -
  • Working in partnership with patients – what does it mean in clinical practice?
    Working in partnership with patients is not a new idea but neither is it a simple one. It holds benefits for both the patient and the doctor. Benefits for the treating doctor include better self-care and a reduced risk of burnout. The UK General Medi…
    - 25 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 8:00pm -
  • Ethical aspects of risk communication
    The essence of risk communication is to provide patients with a clear understanding of the benefits, harms, trade-offs and uncertainties of any proposed treatment. Doctors often assume that they do this well, but often overestimate the numeracy among…
    - 25 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 8:00pm -
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