This cohort study investigates the failure to obtain informed consent as an allegation in medical malpractice claims for patients undergoing a spinal procedure.
This Viewpoint reports on the ethical considerations in the development of the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees Trial.
This observational study and intervention develop a prototype of a tool to improve the preoperative decision-making process and manage postoperative expectations among older adults undergoing high-risk surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses the need for changing the informed consent process to include physicians’ disclosures of industry relationships as a means to increase transparency and facilitate informed joint decision making.
This Viewpoint examines the practice of concurrent surgery and the need to discuss with patients when and why a surgeon may be absent during noncritical portions of a procedure.
This Viewpoint reports on the ethical challenges of surgical innovation, emphasizing the importance of the patient-surgeon relationship.
This Viewpoint discusses the barriers that prevent surgical innovation from being implemented in practice.
This Viewpoint argues for the importance of interdisciplinary care in surgery and medicine, and proposes ways to incentivize physicians to move beyond assertion of individual control of patient care.
This study examines the temporal trends in and the factors associated with contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among men who received a diagnosis of unilateral invasive breast cancer.
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