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bulletAdvanced Care Planning & Advance Directirves

For information about the POLST, see:


For Internet based advance care planning resources, see:
bulletBreaking Bad News

bulletComplementary Medicine
Bastyr University
In addition to information about their educational and clinical programs, this site offers features such as "A History of Naturopathic Medicine" and links to their research center for alternative medicine and AIDS.

King County Public Health Disease Reporting Requirements
Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect

bulletCross-Cultural Issues and Diverse Beliefs
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bulletDifficult Patient Encounters
bulletDo-Not-Resuscitate Orders
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bulletEnd-of-Life Issues
Before I Die
Includes "real-life stories" and provides key facts and in-depth information on end-of-life topics. This is the companion website to a PBS special that dealt with the medical, ethical, and social issues surrounding end-of-life care.
Growth House: Guide To Death, Dying, Grief, Bereavement, and End Of Life Resources
Excellent source. This site includes resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues, including hospice care, home care, palliative care, pain management, death with dignity, bereavement, and related end of life topics.

bulletEthics Committees and Ethics Consultations
National Center for Ethics in Health Care (VHA) 
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

American Medical Association, Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Current Opinions. Available online at the website of the American Medical Association, See especially the following Current Opinions: “E-2.037: Medical Futility In End-Of-Life-Care,”  “E-2.035: Futile Care,” and “E-2.22: Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders.”

Human Genome Project Information
Excellent resource about the Human Genome Project. Includes general information about the Project and genetics, up-to-date information about current research, and excellent links to related sites.

bulletHIV and AIDS
Public Health Department, Seattle-King County: HIV/AIDS Program
A comprehensive site providing major links to other HIV and AIDS related websites, testing options, reporting requirements, and community services.
bulletInformed Consent

Washington State Minor Consent


bulletInterdisciplinary Team Issues

bulletLaw and Medical Ethics

bulletMaternal/Fetal Conflict


bulletNeonatal ICU Issues

bulletParental Decision Making

Guttmacher Institute Summary of Minor Consent Laws:

Euthanasia presents facts, laws, surveys, and pro and con statements on questions related to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

Washington State Department of Health: Information page on Washington State’s Death With Dignity Act

bulletPhysician-Patient Relationship
Center for Communication in Medicine

The Arnold P. Goldman Foundation for Humanism in Medicine
American College of Physicians, Ethics Manual
bulletPublic Health Ethics

American Public Health Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Public Health Association

European Commission Public Health Division

UK Public Health Association

bulletResearch Ethics
University of Washington Human Subjects Division
Includes information about the Human Subjects Division, contact information, and downloadable forms.

U.S. Department of health and Human Services, Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts.

bulletResource Allocation

bulletSpirituality and Medicine

bulletStudent Issues

bulletTermination of Life-Sustaining Treatment

bulletTruth-telling and Withholding Information

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