Insights on Value and Values From Decision Science for Clinical Ethics
This issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics explores these ethical questions about decision science—the development of methods for learning how people make decisions under conditions of uncertainty—and also considers legal, social, and cultural dimensions of applying decision science to actual decision making in ethically complex cases in health care settings.
Word Choices is a mixed-media digital illustration that explores the importance of clinicians’ word choices during their encounters with patients. Clinicians often face ethical questions about sharing information with vulnerable patients.
AMA J Ethics. 2019;21(10):E904-905. doi:
Decision making in health care demands that we balance multiple considerations, like quality of life, statistics, and how different options could affect others. Dr Brian Zikmund-Fisher shares his own experience as a patient and explains how decision science can help us navigate ethically complex health decisions.
What should be the role of an ethics consultant when considering decisions about an infant's care with parents?
Which of the following are steps in a good decision-making process?