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J&J’s Ethicon Initiates Worldwide Withdrawal of Morcellators
The morcellation controversy heats up as physicians all over the world who use Ethicon power morcellators are being asked to return the medical devices.
The July Phenomenon: Are Residents of Other Specialties Your Problem?
As a specialty, Ob/Gyn seems immune to the so-called “July Phenomenon. But are your patients safe from the errors that eager first-years of other specialties may make?
Morcellation: Doctors Need Data, Not Rhetoric
Gyns morcellate fibroids because it benefits patients, not their wallet. Despite the risks, the procedure has a place in treatment, until data say otherwise.
Losing Informed Consent
Informed consent is more than just a signed consent form, says ethics blogger Paul Burcher, MD, PhD, who weighs in on a different way to think about this practice.
Improved Training Is Key to Better Outcomes for Robotic Surgery
The reported outcomes for the da Vinci robot have been disappointing, but a new study shows that surgeons can achieve expert-level results using the Morristown Protocol.
Exploring Transparency Through Apology and Disclosure
Our malpractice lawyer counsels on a complicated case involving a delivery with an unexpected outcome and multiple health care providers involved.
The Ethical Ob/Gyn: Is it Possible to "Do No Harm"?
The duty to nonmaleficence suggests that it might be most ethical to deny patients when what they want presents too much risk, and too little benefit--even at the expense of respecting their autonomy.
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