Friday, June 19, 2015

Weighing the needs, many or few ... or one?

The ethics of medicine, now perhaps more than ever, are coming front and center into medical practice.  How do we approach a patient with serious disease, whose treatment may consume valuable resources?  How do you balance the patient in front of you with those yet to be seen?  These are tough questions, but real ones in today's world.  Here is a Friday Feedback piece from MedPage Today where five professionals, and I am one of them, look at the issue:

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