restricted access   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