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bulletAdvanced Care Planning & Advance Directirves

For information about the POLST, see:

ttp://www.wsma.org/POLST

For Internet based advance care planning resources, see:

www.prepareforyourcare.org

www.theconversationproject.org

www.makingyourwishesknown.com
 
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.
bulletConfidentiality

King County Public Health Disease Reporting Requirements
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/providers/reporting.aspx
Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/manda.cfm

bulletCross-Cultural Issues and Diverse Beliefs
small bulletwith an Emphasis in Pediatrics

bulletDifficult Patient Encounters
bulletDo-Not-Resuscitate Orders
small bulletduring Anesthesia and Urgent Procedures

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)
http://www.ethics.va.gov/IntegratedEthics/index.asp 
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
http://www.asbh.org
bulletFutility

American Medical Association, Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Current Opinions. Available online at the website of the American Medical Association,  www.ama-assn.org. 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.”

bulletGenetics
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
Lawshttp://depts.washington.edu/hcsats/PDF/guidelines/Minors%20
Health%20Care%20Rights%20Washington%20State.pdf

 

bulletInterdisciplinary Team Issues

bulletLaw and Medical Ethics

bulletMaternal/Fetal Conflict

bulletMistakes

bulletNeonatal ICU Issues

bulletParental Decision Making

Guttmacher Institute Summary of Minor Consent Laws: www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_OMCL.pdf

bulletPhysician-Aid-in-Dying
Euthanasia ProCon.org presents facts, laws, surveys, and pro and con statements on questions related to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

bulletPhysician-Patient Relationship
Center for Communication in Medicine
Includes current research in communication and health outcomes, medical students and residents on breaking bad news, confidentiality, truth-telling, and informed decision making. Teaching ideas and telemedicine updates are also available.

bulletProfessionalism
The Arnold P. Goldman Foundation for Humanism in Medicine
This site posts a new message from a medical student or faculty every day! The messages are often reflections on experiences with patients and being or becoming a physician. Go to the Big Picture link for the daily message or the library for recently posted reflections.
 
American College of Physicians, Ethics Manual
Reprints of articles that appeared in Annals of Internal Medicine offering guidelines for approaching major ethical issues.
bulletPublic Health Ethics

bulletResearch Ethics
Human Subject Protections-Office of Human Subjects Research National Institutes of Health
Provides general information and guidelines about protecting human subjects, including downloadable training information, and useful resources such as the full-text of the Belmont Report.

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

bulletResource Allocation

bulletSpirituality and Medicine

bulletStudent Issues

bulletTermination of Life-Sustaining Treatment

bulletTruth-telling and Withholding Information


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