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We decry rationing care, yet we ration our time every day.
What do you do when the law and your Hippocratic Oath come into conflict?
The authors describe how to respond to roadside and in-flight emergencies and address legal issues that may arise.
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.
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.
The author, a clinical psychologist, describes how physician burnout can manifest in being attracted to a patient and what can be done about it.