Author | Paul Burcher, MD, PhD

Articles

Ethical Obligations and Genetic Screening

April 17, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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