FEATURE ARTICLES

Read Articles Recommended by our Distinguished Editorial Advisory Board:

Against Transparency
by Lawrence Lessig, JD

Apologize-and-Pay Laws Don’t Keep Docs Out of Data Bank
by Robert Lowes

Brave New Genome
by Eric S. Lander, PhD

Can Deceiving Patients Be Morally Acceptable?
by Daniel K. Sokol, PhD

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain—United States, 2016
by Deborah Dowell, MD, et al

Chasing Mendel: Five Questions for Personalized Medicine
by Michael J. Joyner, MD

Clinical Ethical Decision Making: The Four Topics Approach
by John H. Schumann, MD, and David Alfandre, MD, MSPH

Clinical Inertia
by Lawrence S. Phillips, MD, et al

Confronting Stem Cell Hype
by Timothy Caulfield, LLB, LLM, et al

A Controlled Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
by J. Bruce Moseley, MD, et al

Defining Medical Futility and Improving Medical Care
by Lawrence J. Schneiderman, MD

Discussions of Life Expectancy and Changes in Illness Understanding in Patients with Advanced Cancer
by Andrew S. Epstein, MD, et al

The Doctor’s New Dilemma
by Suzanne Koven, MD

Do Physicians’ Own Preferences for Life-Sustaining Treatment Influence Their Perceptions of Patients’ Preferences? A Second Look
by Lawrence J. Schneiderman, MD, et al

Do Unto Others: Doctors’ Personal End-of-Life Resuscitation Preferences and Their Attitudes toward Advance Directives
by Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil, MD

Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
by Jennifer S. Tamel, MD, et al

Enduring and Emerging Challenges of Informed Consent
by Christine Grady, PhD

Ethical and Quality Pitfalls in Electronic Health Records
by James L. Bernat, MD – Article Coming Soon
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Evolution of Reporting P Values in the Biomedical Literature, 1990-2015
by David Chavalarias, PhD, et al

Facing Our Mistakes
by David Hilfiker, MD

The Failure of Mandated Disclosure
by Omri Ben-Shahar, PhD, SJD, and Carl E. Schneider, JD

How Doctors Die
by Ken Murray, MD

Humility and the Practice of Medicine: Tasting Humble Pie
by Harvey Max Chochinov, MD, PhD

Informed Consent and the First Amendment
by Wendy K. Mariner, JD, MPH, and George J. Annas, JD, MPH

Keeping the Patient at the Center of Patient-and Family-Centered Care
by Robert L. Fine, MD

Liability Claims and Costs Before and After Implementation of a Medical Error Disclosure Program
by Allen Kachalia, MD, et al

Laying Futility to Rest
by Michael Nair-Collins, PhD

Medical Error: The Second Victim
by Albert W. Wu, MD

Medical Ethical Dilemmas
by Brig. Gen. Dr. Jamal Hommadi

No Appointment Necessary? Ethical Challenges in Treating Friends and Family
by Katherine J. Gold, MD, MSW, et al

The New Era of Informed Consent: Getting to a Reasonable-Patient Standard Through Shared Decision Making
by Erica S. Spatz, MD, MHS, et al

On the Resuscitation of the Apparently Dead
by J. P. Payne, FFARCS

Palliative Care for the Seriously Ill
by Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, and R. Sean Morrison, MD

Patient Care and Population Health: Goals, Roles and Costs
by Lauris Christopher Kaldjian, MD, PhD

Physician Bullying: “Not Allowed to Cry”
by Pamela L. Wible, MD

Placebo and Deception: A Commentary
by Anne Barnhill, PhD, and Franklin G. Miller, PhD

Public Health in the Precision-Medicine Era
by Ronald Bayer, PhD and Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH

Rationing-Missing Ingredient in Health Care Reform
by Ernle Young, PhD

Ravines and Sugar Pills: Defending Deceptive Placebo Use
by Johnathan Pugh, DPhil

The Renormalization of Smoking? E-cigarettes and the ‘Tobacco Endgame’ by Amy L. Fairchild, PhD, et al

Responding to Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments in Intensive Care Units
by Gabriel T. Bosslet, MD

Shared Decision Making in ICUs: An American College of Critical Care Medicine and American Thoracic Society Policy Statement
Alexander A. Kon, MD, FCCM

Shifting Vaccination Politics—The End of Personal-Belief Exemptions in California
by Michelle M. Mello, JD, PhD, et al

A Short History of Economics as a Moral Science
by James E. Alvey 

Sins of Omission: Getting Too Little Medical Care May be the Greatest Threat to Patient Safety
by Rodney A. Hayward, MD, et al

Talking with Patients about Other Clinicians’ Errors
by Thomas H. Gallagher, MD, et al

Top 10 Things Palliative Care Clinicians Wished Everyone Knew About Palliative Care
by Jacob J. Strand, MD, et al

Training Doctors to Manage Their Feelings
by Lucette Lagnado

Transitional Chaos or Enduring Harm? The EHR and the Disruption of Medicine
by Lisa Rosenbaum, MD

Unbelievable Folly of Clinical Trials in Heart Failure: The Inconvenient Truth About How Investigators and Guidelines Weigh Evidence
by Milton Packer, MD

Unnecessary Distractions Frequent During Surgery
by Anne Harding

Volume-Outcome Disparities and Informed Consent: What Should Surgeons Disclose? by Lance K. Stell, PhD

Patients’ Expectations about Effects of Chemotherapy for Advanced Cancer
by Jane C. Weeks, MD, et al

Personalized Medicine and Genetic Malpractice
by Gary E. Marchant, PhD, JD, and Rachel A. Lindor, JD, MD

Regulating Off-Label Drug Use—Rethinking the Role of the FDA
by Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD

Relationship Between Cancer Patients’ Predictions of Prognosis and Their Treatment Preferences
by Jane C. Weeks, MD, et al

Surrogate Decision Makers’ Interpretation of Prognostic Information
by Lucas S. Zier, MD, MS, et al

What is a Disease?
by Jackie L. Scully, PhD