• Ethical Issues: Communication 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-05)
    Nothing is more important to the welfare of patients, providers, and health care systems than effective patient centered communication. This occurs by having the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and organizational infrastructure ...
  • Ethical Issues: Communication and Prevention 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2005-05)
    Health illiteracy is a serious and growing problem in this country. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) nearly half of all American adults (that's 90 million people) have difficulty understanding and using health ...
  • Ethical Issues: Engaging Patients 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-11)
    The Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association initiated the Ethical Force Program in 1997. The purpose of E Force is to develop performance measures for ethical behavior and practices that can be useful ...
  • Ethical Issues: Patient-Centered Communication 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2006-06)
    A newly released consensus report by the American Medical Association's Ethical Force Program “Improving Communication—Improving Care” helps health care executives prioritize effective, patient-centered communication and ...
  • Ethical Issues: The Difficult Family 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-01)
    Some of the most difficult situations faced by physicians have been when loving and caring families, often out of guilt or misunderstanding, disagree or become demanding. This challenge intensifies when those demands do ...