Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 2015

Table of Contents

  Editors’ Note

pp. v-vi

Narrative Symposium: Making Ethical Decisions: Stories from Surgeons


  Making Ethical Decisions: Stories from Surgeons

pp. 1-2

Personal Narratives

  Patient vs. Self in Surgical Practice

pp. 2-5

  Consenting for Novel and Dangerous Surgical Procedures with Minimal Supporting Evidence

pp. 5-7

  May of 1973

pp. 7-9

  Death Perception: How Temporary Ventilator Disconnection Helped my Family Accept Brain Death and Donate Organs

pp. 9-12

  Operating in a Contemporary Safety Net

pp. 12-14

  I Am Not Sure?

pp. 14-17

  Whisper Before You Go

pp. 17-19

  From Impatience to Empathy

pp. 19-20

  Operating Through Hatred

pp. 20-22

  “Just Because You Can—Doesn’t Mean You Should”

pp. 22-24

  Immortalization: Placement of a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube and Tracheostomy in a Neurologically Devastated Patient

pp. 25-28

  Care of the terminal patient: Are we on the same page?

pp. 28-30

Personal Narratives (Web Only Content)

  The Practice of Surgery

pp. E1-E2


  Deciphering the Surgeons’ Stories

pp. 31-35

  Surgical Medicine: Imperfect and Extraordinary

pp. 37-43

  Surgical Ethics: Surgical Virtue and More

pp. 45-51

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

Case Study

  Caregivers’ Role in Maternal–Fetal Conflict

pp. 67-76

Narrative Educational Report

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

pp. 77-86