Tagged medical ethics

Do No Harm

“Prinum Non Nocere”; Medical School Students say these lines in the Hippocratic Oath, pledging to do no harm.  Traditionally this promise is made with the notion that physicians will do everything in their power to cure ailing patients.  Yet, complications arise when doctors make decisions on who, and what to prioritize when they must provide…

The un­-Broken Coffee Mug

This piece is a work of fiction inspired by non-fiction research. A 27-year-old woman walks into the door of my practice.  She is completely healthy but wants her first baby to be delivered by a C-section.  I have never encountered this situation before and many questions start running through my head: Why doesn’t she want…

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