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What are your views on the ethics of surrogacy?

Its a very good tool: It's a great tool but should be used for the right reasons . Not to abuse it for convenience. ...Read more

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How do we look up a drs background to find their ethics regarding experiments and abortion?

How do we look up a drs background to find their ethics regarding experiments and abortion?

Ask: Since abortion is legal in all 50 states there is no registry or database to search. Doctors who do abortion usually advertize so you may identify by web searches or the phone book. 'experiments' can mean way too many things; abortion is definitely not an experiment. Doctors participating in clinical trials also advertize for study volunteers. As for their ethics, you have to ask the doctor. ...Read more

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1. What are your professional ethics? 2. What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

1.  What are your professional ethics?
 2.  What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

Medical ethics: This is a very broad subject. Here is the ama site on ethics http://www.Ama-assn.Org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/code-medical-ethics.Page the hippocratic oath is still a good guide : http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hippocratic_oath the types of ethical dilemmas we face can be extrapolated from the guidelines /some of my writing: http://brianlynchmd.Com/affectdying.Html. ...Read more

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What are nursing home ethics?

What are nursing home ethics?

Nursing homes: That's a very grand question for this space. There is a patient code of ethics if it helps , see this site as an example: http://www.4fate.Org/html/bill_of_rights.Html. ...Read more

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What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

See answer: Ethics= society norms vs fair and just for all parties? Surrogate pregnancies or gestational carriers are used when the uterus of the biological mother is absent on unable to carry a pregnancy. Also when the mother has an illness that does not alloww her to carry a pregnancy. Pregnancy is a physical risk to the carrier so she should be at low risk and be aware of the psychological effect. ...Read more

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Medical ethics question? Is it ok to abort abnormal fetus

Medical ethics question? Is it ok to abort abnormal fetus

Complicated issue: This is a very complicated issue, and positions on it vary depending on hospital, religious/cultural beliefs, and personal ideals of physicians. Even politicians have rendered opinions. If this is a question about your own situation, please discuss with your personal physician -- and religious adviser, if that is important to you. You and your doctor can develop an individualized plan. ...Read more

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How many people 'rent' a poor woman from asia or latin america to carry their child? What are their ethics?

How many people 'rent' a poor woman from asia or latin america to carry their child? What are their ethics?

Not common: Most couples who have a surrogate carry their baby find someone local who can be seen frequently at the obgyn office. Like any pregnancy there are lots of doctor visits and ultrasounds etc. As far as ethics there are lawyers and contracts and payments of course. ...Read more

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My former counselor's husband is now my boss. I know there are codes of ethics, but is there a chance my boss knows anything?

My former counselor's husband is now my boss. I know there are codes of ethics, but is there a chance my boss knows anything?

A chance: Most counselors and other mental health professionals are ethical -- and do not discuss their clients or patients with others except for professional supervisors, if they have them. Even if not, their family members are rarely interested in their work. At the end of an exhausting workday, most therapists would rather relax than discuss cases. You could contact the counselor with any concerns. ...Read more

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Fetal Down syndrome testing: what are ethics if I refuse?

Fetal Down syndrome testing: what are ethics if I refuse?

Your choice: If you would never consider termination, you might still want to have more information about your future offspring.About 30% of DS babies will have a significant heard defect, their average IQ is in the 60's and all will need supervision long after you are gone. It is part of life, you can just hope or be prepared, you do get a choice. ...Read more

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When I wanted to have inseminations as single woman was told they didn't do that or abortions. Wth code of ethics is that?

When I wanted to have inseminations as single woman was told they didn't do that or abortions. Wth code of ethics is that?

Ethics: Ethics is a arm of philosophy that deals with what "we should do. "nowmost people would think that's just opinion. It is opinion but a considered opinion after long debate and research. People will still disagree; it is not law. Best example is catholic institutions will have a different set of ethics than a secular facility in a democracy they are both right. ...Read more

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Inquiry for school paper: 1. What are your professional ethics? 2. What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

Inquiry for school paper:


1.  What are your professional ethics?
 2.  What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

Need more space: Professional ethics in medicine? This is a topic that needs days to discuss, not 400 characters. At times we face ethical dilemas, again can't be explained in this tiny box. I suggest talking to your family, friends, local physicians--look for retired physicians and nurses who will have more time to talk to you so that you can write a nice paper. Good luck. ...Read more

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A doctor took my medical situation to a review board when I specifically asked him not to. Is this a violation of medical and professional ethics?

A doctor took my medical situation to a review board when I specifically asked him not to. Is this a violation of medical and professional ethics?

No : If you have a professional doctor-patient relationship with a Dr.and asked him to treat you is there. job to get the proper advice it's standard on complex cases to take them to review board this is confidential and does not require signing A consent for permission to do this.you should be thankful your physician took the time to try and get advice in the counsel of many there is wisdom ...Read more

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Is there an ethics of electroconvulsive therapy?

Is there an ethics of electroconvulsive therapy?

Yes: Every physician takes an oath: "first, do no harm". Ect is traditionally reserved for the most severe and intractable forms of psychiatric illness and is most effective in treating depression. Patients with certain medical conditions are excluded (including heart problems among others) and every patient is given informed consent where the benefits and risks of treatment are explained. ...Read more

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What are ethics of fertility treatments?

What are ethics of fertility treatments?

Depends: These are some fertility ethics -if someone can't take of a child (she is blind)? -if someone is to old and what is to old? -doing ivf to create an embryo of a specific gender-a certain blood type to save the life of an existing child and what d you do with other embryos? -doing ivf to select a deaf child or a dwarf because the parents are deaf or a dwarf and they want a child they can relate to. ...Read more

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Do you agree with fertility treatment? What are ethics, long-term considerations for the kids created?

Do you agree with fertility treatment? What are ethics, long-term considerations for the kids created?

Ethics: Ethics is the study of what we "should do. " it is more than simple opinion and should be based on considered debate and facts. That said personal opinion and custom come into play. In the end are we comfortable that we have given the subject of considerable thought(society sets limits)and made up our own mind. See link on the health of babies : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/17079550/. ...Read more

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I have a high stress. I get panic and anxiety attacks and i just cant sleep for days on end. It's hindered my work ethics gradually getting worse ?

I have a high stress. I get panic and anxiety attacks and i just cant sleep for days on end. It's hindered my work ethics gradually getting worse ?

Tight on $ and time?: You may say you can't afford all that serious psychotherapy would demand, but I'll ask: Can you afford not to do it? A wise person once pulled that on me during Graduate School - they were right! It's worth it and you sound like an excellent candidate. Learn how to manage stress, anxiety - if you need a Rx, they'll refer and it will work better in combo. ...Read more

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Father 90, in hospice, buccal mucosa cancer, can not take orally and pleads not to give him IV nutrition, advise what to do in the light of all ethics?

Father 90, in hospice, buccal mucosa cancer, can not take orally and pleads not to give him IV  nutrition, advise what to do in the light of all ethics?

Death and dying: So sorry you're going through this. There is no standard answer. It depends greatly on state law and the local standards of the institution and the wishes of the treating physician. It sounds like there is not open communication between staff and the family and of course the patient. In general i believe the patient has the right to refuse all care. http://brianlynchmd.com/affectdying.html. ...Read more

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Is there advantage to Premarin (conjugated estrogens) over estradiol? Ii am having serious anxiety attacks on the estradiol. Is Premarin (conjugated estrogens) worth the ethics invoving horses?

Is there advantage to Premarin (conjugated estrogens) over estradiol? Ii am having serious anxiety attacks on the estradiol. Is Premarin (conjugated estrogens) worth the ethics invoving horses?

Use what works for u: The horses are humainly treated prmarin has been around for yrs and generic pills do not often work as well as a brand name because a generic can have 20% less med or 25% more per pill and generics almost alwyas have less since the less drug teh cheaper it is to make if u were my pt i would put u back on Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or a differnt brand name pill or spray. ...Read more

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What is the average penis size by ethic group?

What is the average penis size by ethic group?

Here are some ...: Ethnic variation in penile length at erection does exists but not clinically significant in function so that interracial marriages have flourished over time. The average penile length at erection is about 4.75 - 6 inches (+/- 0.75 inches), but may widely vary among all men in various races. Besides, studies showed penile length has not been the sole deciding factor for a happy sex life. ...Read more