Declining Life Expectancy – Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D. – Guest Commentary

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 3 years ago
Declining Life Expectancy Many nations proudly tout “Life Expectancy” as a reflection of healthcare.  In our country, this statistic has continually edged upward due to expanding technology, doctors/patient education, and vibrant emphasis on healthy lifestyles.  A shift is occurring... Read More

Death Panels are Alive

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 5 years ago
In a major medical center in California a 74-year-old patient who suffered a stroke had been in a coma...

Exploiting despair – the death of Jahi McMath

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 5 years ago
With the onslaught of media coverage of the Jahi McMath case it is time for a public debate on...

Making Choices

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 5 years ago
New Year resolutions are sometimes easy to make but hard to keep. Resolutions are choices, choices to live on...

Clinical Bioethics

Withdrawing Life Sustaining Treatment – Early Withdrawal of Life Sustaining Treatment in Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries, by Bernard W. Freedman JD, MPH

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 8 years ago  0
  CDC Statistics Traumatic Brain Injuries On August 29, 2011 the Canadian Medical Association published the findings of a... Read More

Withdrawing Life Sustaining Treatment – End of Life Care: the Doctor-Patient Relationship A Refusal to Communicate

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 8 years ago  0
  The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article entitled: “ The Palliative Care Information Act in... Read More

Rationing “scarce medical resources” and lying to the patient – do these go hand in hand?

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 8 years ago  0
  Rationing “scarce medical resources” and lying to the patient – do these go hand in hand? 7 comments... Read More

Rationing Medical Care Part II

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 8 years ago  0
  Efforts to encourage (or compel) physicians to lie to their patients were faced years ago when “gag clauses”... Read More

Clinical Bioethics – Rationing – the Ethics of Lying to the Patient – Part I

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 8 years ago  0
  Rationing : Withholding Medical Care by Lying to the Patient Rationing of medical care and “triage” are different.... Read More

Bad Ad Program for Misleading Drug Ads

Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 9 years ago  0
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created a program to help recognize misleading prescription drug promotion... Read More