Ethical practice

September/October 2012 Issue
Rationing Time [Opinion]

We decry rationing care, yet we ration our time every day.

Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
Paging Dr. Colombo: When Physicians Become Instruments of the Law [Opinion]

What do you do when the law and your Hippocratic Oath come into conflict?

Apr 2008 Issue
What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan [Feature]

The authors describe how to respond to roadside and in-flight emergencies and address legal issues that may arise.

Apr 2005 Issue
The Ethics of Alternative Medicine: An Alternative Standard? [Editorial]

Let’s do more soul-searching before we advise patients about untested alternative therapies.We would not place our patients on methotrexate before learning that it was safe and effective. Let’s not give them magnetic treatments without the same standard.

Mar 2005 Issue
Should You Treat Yourself, Family or Friends? [Feature]

The article presents several scenarios in which a physician would have to make a choice about whether to treat a non-patient (self, family, friends) and outlines regulations and ethical guidelines regarding the practice.

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
How to Cope If You Feel Attracted to a Patient [Balancing Act]

The author, a clinical psychologist, describes how physician burnout can manifest in being attracted to a patient and what can be done about it.

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