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Ethics and concerns about feeding human placenta to humans?

Background: Placenta is served out of a typical kitchen, i.e. it is chopped up and used in a variety of dishes. The kitchen after the event is never cleaned to any degree that say a surgical room ...
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The Ethics of extra treatment

This is something that I have been considering for quite a while based on a fictional story I had read. An unconscious individual must undergo emergency surgery in order to stabilise them and prevent ...
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Can side effects on test drug be not fully disclosed and still ethical?

Say a doctor invites a patient to test a new drug, because there is currently no effective drug to cure the illness. The patient says "I trust that what you are doing is best for my benefit. I'll take ...
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What should a GP do if a patient unilaterally discontinues the prescription of a specialist? [closed]

The patient has been diagnosed with a condition by a specialist, unknown to the GP. The specialist prescribes a medication. A month later the patient visits his GP, but three days prior to his ...
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Hermaphrodites (born with both sets of genitalia): Do surgeons HAVE to perform surgery? How soon? Decision basis for which genitalia to keep?

According to research by Organization Intersex International, hermaphrodites (born with both male and female genitalia) "make up 1 in 2000, or .05%." Babies born as hermaphrodites happen more than the ...
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Can a hospital bill me based on my name and date of birth? [closed]

If an out-of-state hospital has none of my information except for name and date of birth, can they bill me? I was hospitalized in NY for a night for excessive drinking, what can I expect or should I ...
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Can unpaid/unlicensed college interns edit medical charts in California?

I recently took an unpaid internship at a pain management clinic who is asking me to edit SOAP notes and patients' charts. Is it legal for me to even touch this information without even having been ...
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Why doctors have different opinions and diagnosis for the same patient?

I really wonder why different doctors have different opinions or diagnosis!! I've experienced many situations. For example: I went to ten doctors to see what's wrong with my eye, Some of them said I'm ...
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Can a past psychiatrist share information with your current psychiatrist?

I've heard there's a HIPAA exception where health care providers can share information without the patient's consent for the purposes of treatment. Does this mean my previous psychiatrist can share ...