Author | Paul Burcher, MD, PhD


Ethical Obligations and Genetic Screening

April 17, 2015


This blog discusses how OB/GYNs need not only to understand the science behind genetic screening but also to counsel patients properly about the results.

What's an Ethical Response to Home Birth?

December 04, 2014


In this blog, Paul Burcher, MD, PhD, considers the professional obligations of obstetricians in a hospital setting to women who opt for a home birth.

The Scylla and Charybdis of Medical Ethics

October 10, 2014


Not enough medicine or not enough ethics? Paul Burcher, MD, PhD, shares his thoughts on finding the balance for good medical ethical decision making.

Refusal of C-Section: Where Does Your Moral Compass Lead You?

June 26, 2014


Forcing surgery on a patient is never okay. Paul Burcher, MD, PhD, discusses respecting patient choice even when the clinical outcomes may be regrettable.