Tag Archives: PATIENTS

The problem of overdiagnosis: What can patients do?

An interesting article in the journal Pediatrics is both intriguing and sobering. It is intriguing because it lays bare something we don’t talk much about or teach our students about; it is sobering because it describes the potential harm that can come from it, harm I have personally witnessed. The issue is overdiagnosis, and it’s related to our relentless… Read More »

New Jersey law granting terminal patients the right to end their lives goes into effect this week

A law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives goes into effect in New Jersey this week. The Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act will become official Thursday and allows physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to patients who want to die and have a medical prognosis of six months or less. The… Read More »