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  • Bystander Ethics and Good Samaritanism: A Paradox for Learning Health Organizations. [Journal Article]
    Hastings Cent Rep 2019; 49(4):18-26Sabin JE, Cocoros NM, … Platt R
  • In 2012, a U.S. Institute of Medicine report called for a different approach to health care: "Left unchanged, health care will continue to underperform; cause unnecessary harm; and strain national, state, and family budgets." The answer, they suggested, would be a "continuously learning" health system. Ethicists and researchers urged the creation of "learning health organizations" that would inte…
  • Ostriches and Obligations: Ethical Challenges Facing Research on Usual Care. [Journal Article]
    Hastings Cent Rep 2019; 49(4):28-30Morain SR
  • In recent years, a robust body of scholarship has emerged that examines ethical challenges facing the learning health organization model. In "Bystander Ethics and Good Samaritanism," James Sabin and colleagues make a valuable addition to this scholarship, identifying and exploring the important question of what researchers' obligations are to patients receiving "usual care" if "that care is seen …
  • "It was just an unconditional gift." Self reflections of non-directed living kidney donors. [Journal Article]
    Clin Transplant 2012 Jul-Aug; 26(4):589-99Tong A, Craig JC, … Cross N
  • Non-directed living kidney donation is an important emerging type of donation, but there are concerns about ulterior motives and irrational decision-making. This study aimed to elicit the motivations and experiences of non-directed living kidney donors. Qualitative interviews were conducted with all 18 people who donated a kidney in the transplant unit of the South Island, New Zealand. Six major …
  • Online responsibility: bad samaritanism and the influence of internet mediation. [Historical Article]
    Sci Eng Ethics 2012; 18(1):117-41Polder-Verkiel SE
  • In 2008 a young man committed suicide while his webcam was running. 1,500 people apparently watched as the young man lay dying: when people finally made an effort to call the police, it was too late. This closely resembles the case of Kitty Genovese in 1964, where 39 neighbours supposedly watched an attacker assault and did not call until it was too late. This paper examines the role of internet …
  • The physician as ambivalent Samaritan: will internists resuscitate victims of out-of-hospital emergencies? [Journal Article]
    J Gen Intern Med 1998; 13(7):491-4Gross CP, Reisman AB, Schwartz MD
  • To determine how internists would respond to out-of-hospital emergency medical situations, we surveyed internal medicine residents and attending physicians at urban academic medical centers regarding their willingness to help in five such scenarios. For those scenarios in which they were reluctant to help, they were asked why. Knowledge of Good Samaritan statutes was also assessed. Respondents we…
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