Decision sharing is an important evolution from informed consent in clinical ethics practice. Patients do not always comprehend their diagnoses or treatments, clinicians can define successful outcomes differently than patients, and patients sometimes don’t have enough information to set priorities and choose wisely. So, what exactly should be shared between clinicians and patients in shared decision making? This issue investigates key clinical and ethical features of this question.
In 2010, artist Shengxun Lin created Hold Me, a cast resin replica of her own hand as a comfort object and stress reliever. This work continues that practical design theme with a focus on how use and comfort augment aesthetics.
AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(5):E439-440. doi: