NSHEN has developed this educational resource called Featured Article Summary. We will be choosing articles from recent health ethics  literature that we think will be of interest to ethics committee members as well as others working in our health care system.

We will create a summary of each article we feature for those too busy to read it in its entirety and, through our agreement with Access Copyright, will provide the full article to those who are interested.

 

New Summary

Feeling like a burden to others and the wish to hasten death in patients with advanced illness: A systematic review by Andrea Rodriquez-Prat, Albert Balaguer, Iris Crespo, Christina Monforte-Royo, Bioethics, 2019

(Abstract)

Feeling Like a Burden to Others – Article Summary

 

Past Summaries

Nursing Ethics Huddles to Decrease Moral Distress among Nurses in the Intensive Care Unit? by Marianne C. Chiafery, Patrick Hopkins, Sally A. Norton, and Margie Hodges Shaw, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 2018

(Abstract)

Nursing Ethics Huddles – Article Summary

 

Capacity for Preference – Respecting Patients with Compromised Decision-Making by Jason Adam Wasserman and Mark Christopher Navin, The Hastings Center Report, 2018

(Full article)

Capacity for Preference – Article Summary

 

Narrative Symposium: Doctor in the Family: Stories and Dilemmas Surrounding Illness in Relatives by Joseph J. Fins, Kathleen N.Fenton, Amos Ritter, et al., Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 2018 (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/690220)

Narrative Symposium: Doctor in the Family: Stories and Dilemmas Surrounding Illness in Relatives

 

Can Rationing Through Inconvenience be Ethical? by Nir Eyal, Paul L Romain, and Christopher Robertson, Hastings Center Report, 2018

Can Rationing Through Inconvenience be Ethical? – Discussion Page

 

Workarounds Are Routinely Used by Nurses – But Are They Ethical? by Nancy Berlinger, The American Journal of Nursing, 2017.

Workarounds Are Routinely Used by Nurses – But Are They Ethical?

 

How Long a Life is Enough Life? by D. Callahan & W. Gaylin, Hastings Center Report, 2017.

How Long a Life is Enough Life?

 

Development of a Clinical Ethics Committee de Novo at a Small Community Hospital by Addressing Needs and Potential Barriers by Bonnie H. Arzuaga, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 2017.

Development of a Clinical Ethics Committee de Novo at a Small Community Hospital 

 

After the DNR – Surrogates Who Persists in Requesting Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation by Ellen M. Robinson, Wendy Cadge, Angelika A. Zollfrank, M. Cornelia Crement, and Andrew M. Courtwright, The Hastings Centre Report, 2017.

After the DNR – Surrogates Who Persists in Requesting Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

 

Moral Agency, Moral Imagination, and Moral Community: Antidotes to Moral Distress by Terri Traudt, Joan Liaschenko and Cynthia Peden-McAlpine, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 2016

Moral Agency Moral Imagination and Moral Community

 

The Nurse as the Patient’s Advocate: A Contrarian View by Sarah E Shannon, A Hastings Center Special Report, 2016

The Nurse as the Patient’s Advocate: A Contrarian View

 

Doctor Knows Best? Tubal Litigation in Young, Childless Women. Case study with commentaries by Kathryn Goldrath and Lauren B. Smith, The Hastings Center Report, 2016

Doctor Knows Best? Tubal Litigation in Young, Childless Women

 

How Can Clinical Ethics Committees Take on Organization Ethics? Some Practical Suggestions by James E Sabin.

How Can Clinical Ethics Committees Take on Organization Ethics? Some Practical Suggestions

 

Must We Be Courageous? by Ann B Hamric, John D Arras, and Margaret E Mohrmann.

Must We Be Courageous?

 

On Not Taking “Yes” for an Answer by Alexander M. Capron.

On Not Taking “Yes” for an Answer

 

Reframing Conscientious Care. Providing Abortion Care When Law and Conscience Collide. By Mara Buchbinder, Dragana Lassiter, Rebecca Mercier, Amy Bryant, and Anne Drapkin Lyerly.

Reframing Conscientious Care. Providing Abortion Care When Law and Conscience Collide

 

Let’s not Forget about Clinical Ethics Committees! By Franco A. Carnevale.

Let’s not Forget about Clinical Ethics Committees!

 

Patient Satisfaction Surveys on a Scale of 0-10: Improving Health Care, or Leading It Astray? By Alexandra Junewicz  and Stuart J. Younger.

Patient Satisfaction Surveys

 

The Ethics of Physicians’ Web Searches for Patients’ Information by Nicholas Genes and Jacob Appel.

The Ethics of Physicians’ Web Searches