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ONCOLOGY and the Cancer Network Launch "Consultations in Ethics" Feature
Date:9/5/2012

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oncologists regularly struggle with difficult ethical issues in the course of daily practice. To help them respond more confidently to the ethical dilemmas they encounter, UBM Medica US has launched a new feature, "Consultations in Ethics," both in the journal ONCOLOGY and on the Cancer Network.

"Consultations in Ethics" presents actual cases submitted by oncologists, along with discussion of the ethical issues involved. The case reviews are provided by Dr. Paul R. Helft, director of the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis and a member of ONCOLOGY's Editorial Board.

The inaugural cases and consultations include explorations of issues such as these:

  • A patient insists that you explore unproven alternative therapies for his metastatic colon cancer. Are you obliged to discuss these with him?
  • How should you treat a squamous cell carcinoma on the vocal cord in a patient with advanced dementia, no surviving relatives, and no advance directives?
  • Should you inform your patient's employer that the patient insists on continuing to work despite being told that her ability to do her job safely will be compromised by the opiates she is receiving for pain?

Because arriving at a resolution to an ethical dilemma is often facilitated by discussion with others and consideration of the situation from a variety of perspectives, readers are encouraged to comment on the case discussions on the Cancer Network. Visitors to the site are already adding their thoughts on the feature's first cases.

Readers are also invited to submit cases. Names and identifying details will be changed in any case selected for use in the feature so as to ensure protection of privacy.

About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach—online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, MusculoskeletalNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect – which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit http://www.UBMMedicaUS.com           

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Jason J. Golden
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jason.golden@ubm.com


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