Case Studies

Clinical Ethics Dilemmas: Capitulation to a Patient’s Demands

Editor’s Note: This column presents a problematic case that poses a medical-ethical dilemma for patients, families, and healthcare professionals. As it is based on a real case, some details have been changed in the effort to maintain patient confidentiality.

Podcast Episode: 
172

Length: 14:18
 

Clinical Ethics Dilemmas: How Does the Doctor Decide Between Cost and Care?

Column Editor’s note:  This column presents a problematic case that poses a medical-ethical dilemma for patients, families, and healthcare professionals.  As it is based on a real situation, some details have been changed in the effort to maintain confidentiality.  In this case, the community pediatric society struggles with appropriate pediatric care i

Podcast Episode: 
169

Length: 11:46
 

Adolescent Confidentially: An Uneasy Truce

 

Editor’s Note: This column presents a problematic case that poses a medical-ethical dilemma for patients, families, and healthcare professionals. As it is based on a real case, some details have been omitted in the effort to maintain patient confidentiality. In this case, the doctor discusses her experience from the retrospect of the unanswered question.

Column Editor: Ferdinand D. (Nick) Yates, MD, MA; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo

Podcast Episode: 
163

Length: 14:18
 

End-of-Life Care in the Long-Term Cancer Survivor

 

Podcast Episode: 
158

Length: 16:15
 

The Need to Know: Disclosure of Information to Pediatric Patients

Author: 
Wayne R. Waz, MD

 

Podcast Episode: 
152

Length: 17:32
 

To Dialyze or Not to Dialyze

 
 
Podcast Episode: 
140

Length: 15:54
 

Continuing "Futile" ICU Support at Relative's Insistence


Podcast Episode: 
132

Length: 9:25
 

On the Permissibility of a DNR Order for Patient with Dismal Prognosis

Author: 
Ryan R. Nash, MD

Editor’s Note: The following consultation report is based on a real clinical dilemma that led to a request for an ethics consultation. Some details have been changed to preserve patient privacy. The goal of this column is to address ethical dilemmas faced by patients, families and healthcare professionals, offering careful analysis and recommendations that are consistent with biblical standards.

Podcast Episode: 
121

Length: 11:25
 

The Rights and Responsibilities of Pregnant Women

Editor’s Note: The goal of this column is to address ethical dilemmas faced by patients, families and healthcare professionals, offering careful analysis and recommendations that are consistent with biblical standards. The following ethical analysis is a commentary on a legal case that has caused some controversy in the clinical ethics community.

Column editor: Robert D. Orr, MD, CM, Consultant in Clinical Ethics, CBHD.

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Podcast Episode: 
106

Length: 16:47
 

Is it Permissibile to Forgo Life-Saving Dialysis?

 The following consultation report is based on a real clinical dilemma that led to a request for an ethics consultation.  Some details have been changed to preserve patient privacy.  The goal of this column is to address ethical dilemmas faced by patients, families and healthcare professionals, offering careful analysis and recommendations that are consistent with biblical standards.  The format and length are intended to simulate an actual consultation report that might appear in a clinical record and are not intended to be an exhaustive discussion of the issues raised.

Podcast Episode: 
97

Length: 12:03