• Ethical Issues: Saying I'm Sorry 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2005-06)
    Patients respond more favorably and are more trusting of physicians who provide full disclosure about medical errors than physicians who are less forthright or purposely hold things back when things go wrong. But there is ...
  • Ethical Issues: Treating Patients Without Permission 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2005-09)
    Medical ethics is grounded by the notion that we must always respect the patient's right of self determination, which means that we should inform patients about what needs to be done and seek permission before doing it to ...
  • Ethical Issues: “The Patient Just Wants to Go Home” 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-08)
    Not infrequently in the busy practice of medicine we come across patients who, regardless of the severity of illness or need for acute care, demand to go home from the hospital against our advice. At these times the physician ...