All articles by David Alfandre, MD, MSPH
A central objective of addressing moral distress is to permit clinicians to effectively perform their professional functions and thus better help patients.
Ethics consultants begin by identifying and clarifying the conflict to ensure it is related to ethics.
When patients are able to articulate their beliefs, it can help them move from making what may have been an unconscious choice into a conscious one.
Equality assures that everyone receives the same thing, but equity assures that everyone gets what they need.
For many health care professionals, successfully managing uncertainty means recognizing that surety is complicated and illusory and knowledge is iterative and provisional rather than definitive.