Tag Archives: ethics

Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 05, 2020 — At least one physician has been fired for speaking out about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in his hospital. Another was informed he couldn’t wear a mask brought from home for fear of scaring the patients. …

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Silence Over Safety? Muzzling Clinicians a Public Health Issue

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — COVID-19 has caused battle lines to be drawn. But they’re not just between clinicians and the virus. They’re also between the healthcare workers and their employers, causing what the American Medical Association calls a “flashpoint” that could affect …

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More Will Die, First Antibody Test Authorized

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  ID Experts: More Will Die Than Predicted  Anticipate a higher death rate from COVID-19 than originally predicted. That’s …

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COVID-19 Is Making Moral Injury to Physicians Much Worse

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 01, 2020 — Physicians and other healthcare professionals experienced significant moral injury before the COVID-19 pandemic. Physicians routinely encountered barriers to providing the kind of care they knew their patients needed. Moral injury is defined as “…perpetrating, failing to prevent, bearing …

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Topol Laments Betrayal, HCP Couples Prepare

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Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  Topol: US Betrays Healthcare Workers  In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, officials repeatedly made choices that put the health of the public and healthcare workers …

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So Wrong That Trump Is Blocking the Gate to Coronavirus Info, Says Ethicist

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: February 28, 2020 — The presidential press conference Wednesday night on the coronavirus pandemic was, sadly, a disappointment. What did President Trump offer? His reassurance that all will be well. He seemed to be talking to the financial markets, not …

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