Category Archives: medical ethics

On Writing–and Rejections

Submitting an article to a journal and having it accepted is always, for me, an energizing experience. Rejections may be harder to take, but my philosophy and practice has always been to wait, think, consider, and resubmit elsewhere. Surely, I … Continue reading

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Pain, the patient, and the goals of medicine

By:Jonathan Mayer, Univ of Washington I came across a study yesterday that at first stunned me in its conclusions until I gave it deeper thought. The study aimed to ascertain whether the goals of physicians and patients were the same … Continue reading

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Emergency Medical Services, Survival, and a Nightmare: Ethics 101 (by Jonathan Mayer)

Early in my career, much of my research centered around determinants of survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest. Coming from a background in geographical and spatial epidemiology, it was axiomatic that location of facilities was very important, or even … Continue reading

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