Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 2015

Table of Contents

  Editors’ Note

pp. v-vi
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Narrative Symposium: Making Ethical Decisions: Stories from Surgeons

Introduction

  Making Ethical Decisions: Stories from Surgeons

pp. 1-2
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Personal Narratives

  Patient vs. Self in Surgical Practice

pp. 2-5
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  Consenting for Novel and Dangerous Surgical Procedures with Minimal Supporting Evidence

pp. 5-7
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  May of 1973

pp. 7-9
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  Death Perception: How Temporary Ventilator Disconnection Helped my Family Accept Brain Death and Donate Organs

pp. 9-12
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  Operating in a Contemporary Safety Net

pp. 12-14
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  I Am Not Sure?

pp. 14-17
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  Whisper Before You Go

pp. 17-19
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  From Impatience to Empathy

pp. 19-20
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  Operating Through Hatred

pp. 20-22
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  “Just Because You Can—Doesn’t Mean You Should”

pp. 22-24
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  Immortalization: Placement of a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube and Tracheostomy in a Neurologically Devastated Patient

pp. 25-28
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  Care of the terminal patient: Are we on the same page?

pp. 28-30
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Personal Narratives (Web Only Content)

  The Practice of Surgery

pp. E1-E2
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Commentary

  Deciphering the Surgeons’ Stories

pp. 31-35
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  Surgical Medicine: Imperfect and Extraordinary

pp. 37-43
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  Surgical Ethics: Surgical Virtue and More

pp. 45-51
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Research Article

  Confidentiality, Informed Consent, and Children’s Participation in Research Involving Stored Tissue Samples: Interviews with Medical Professionals from the Middle East

pp. 53-66
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Case Study

  Caregivers’ Role in Maternal–Fetal Conflict

pp. 67-76
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Narrative Educational Report

  Physician, Know Thyself: The Role of Reflection in Bioethics and Professionalism Education

pp. 77-86
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