Ethical guidance issued for palliative care in neurologic disease
Mar 09, 2022
The updated recommendations cover issues encountered by physicians who care for people living with life-altering illnesses such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Aug. 24
Aug 24, 2021
New ethics standards published for dementia caregivers … Parkinson’s disease quality measurement set update released … Early, awake prone positioning reduces intubation risk in acute COVID patients:...
AMDA getting EDGE-y with Aug. 27 conference
James M. Berklan
Jul 16, 2021
A one-day virtual symposium will explore and debate controversial topics in the long-term and post-acute care settings on Aug. 27.
Using DNR orders and life-years to decide crisis care rationing is unethical, physician group asserts
Apr 28, 2020
Resource allocation based on diagnosis, perceived social worth, or predicted life expectancy erodes trust and fairness, say the doctors.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, January 10
Jan 09, 2020
Metabolic syndrome associated with blood clot recurrence … Rural patients more likely to remain longer in post-acute care … Nurses — again — ranked as the most ethical, honest … Discovery: Drug-like...
Ethical standards should go beyond end-of-life care
Aug 03, 2016
How people are viewed by those around them can have a big influence on how they think about themselves, especially when they become ill and rely on others for care
Another state considers terminally ill access to experimental drugs
Mar 10, 2015
Despite opposition from some drug makers and provider groups, Illinois lawmakers are considering several bills that would allow terminal patients to try unapproved experimental drugs to extend their lives.
Indiana weighs tighter ethics law after nursing home construction controversy
Jan 28, 2015
The House Ethics Committee in Indiana has voted for a revised ethics code in the wake of allegations that a former state House Speaker lobbied lawmakers to kill a ban on nursing home construction that...
Early to bed, early to rise … makes us better in ethicists’ eyes
James M. Berklan
Apr 30, 2014
Ever since I used to wake up early as a young child and turn on the morning farm report on TV, my still-sleeping parents knew they had an early riser. An active morning person, if you will. They can be...
Long-term care’s 12th Man
Jan 16, 2014
Sometimes people can love too much. For instance, when love causes an earthquake, it might be time to pull back and examine the health of the relationship.