News tagged with dilemma

Moral dilemma scenarios prone to biases

Picture the following hypothetical scenario: A trolley is headed toward five helpless victims. The trolley can be redirected so that only one person's life is at stake. Psychologists and philosophers have been using moral ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Ethics guide for rural MDs

With an eye to small-town health professionals as well as to the people training students to practice medicine beyond metropolitan settings, Dartmouth's Department of Community and Family Medicine is unveiling the Handbook ...

dateNov 10, 2009 in Other
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How much is life worth? The $440 billion question

The decision to use expensive cancer therapies that typically produce only a relatively short extension of survival is a serious ethical dilemma in the U.S. that needs to be addressed by the oncology community, according ...

dateJun 29, 2009 in Cancer
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Patients being discharged against medical advice

When patients choose to leave the hospital before the treating physician recommends discharge, the consequences may involve risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and the need for readmission, according to a review ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Other
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Defectors take the car, cooperators go by bus

National economies are driven by the automobile, even during an economic downturn. Every day, hundreds of millions of people take their cars to visit remote places, to commute, and to reach the supermarket.

dateFeb 03, 2009 in Other
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