Richard M. Zaner

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For those patients who have multiple pregnancies there are several considerations that must be made. When the pregnancies are the result of induced ovulation there is a significant iatrogenic element. Counselling must be provided for couples throughout the entire process. From the beginning of the inductio n program emphasis on the risks associated(More)
  • R M Zaner
  • The Journal of medicine and philosophy
  • 1993
Four prominent views of the nature and methods of clinical ethics (especially in consultation forums) are reviewed; each is then submitted to a criticism intended to show both weaknesses and strengths. It is argued that clinical ethics needs to be responsive to the specific complexities of clinical situations. For this, the need for an expanded notion of(More)
The diffusion of technology in the US has taken place in an environment of both regulation and free enterprise. Each has been subject to manipulation by doctors and medical administrators that has fostered unprecedented ethical dilemmas and legal challenges. Understanding these developments and historical precedents may allow a more rational diffusion(More)
The evidence-based medicine movement has remained both well known and controversial since its inception. The authors reframe the evidence-based medicine debate by pointing out an underappreciated epistemological deficiency: evidence-based medicine as currently conceptualized cannot accommodate concepts that resist quantitative analysis and therefore cannot(More)
Few pediatric training programs offer formal instruction or have ethics consultants to assist residents with ethical dilemmas. Moreover, even if such assistance were available, it is not clear that educators have an adequate understanding of (1) the range and frequency of possible ethical dilemmas residents may encounter, (2) residents' most troublesome(More)
This article describes the development and implementation of a six-month pilot clinical ethics program at Saint Thomas Hospital (Nashville, Tenn). To assess the impact of this program, baseline data were gathered from a self-selected sample of critical and special care unit nurses and physicians about the "most troublesome" ethical dilemmas in their(More)
The growth in medical costs has created significant public concern and has appeared to mandate health care policy changes of great magnitude. These important policy decisions will evoke changes that could alter the traditional relationship in health care and will significantly affect the activities of both consumers and providers. This article will address(More)