Winning Essay of the 2022 John Conley Ethics Essay Contest
Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts
The Role of Palliative Care in Severe Mental Illness (September 2023)
Winning Artwork of the 2022 John Conley Art of Medicine Contest
Jamaljé R. Bassue
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City
Overcoming Pseudo-stoicism in Medicine
Past Winners and Honorable Mentions:
2021: When Is Iatrogenic Harm Negligent?
2020: Buckets Inequitably Filled by Our Shared Histories
2020: Who Should Implement Force When It’s Needed and How Should It Be Done Compassionately?
2019: What Should Physicians Consider Prior to Unionizing?
2019: Risks, Benefits, and Conundrums of Cancer Screening
2019: When There’s No One to Whom an Error Can Be Disclosed, How Should an Error Be Handled?
2018: Sofia's Story: The Sad Reality Behind a Humanitarian Crisis
2018: Anatomy of a Medical Student
2017: Should Family Be Permitted in a Trauma Bay?
2017: The Crisis in Our Neighborhood
2016: Do Physicians Have an Ethical Duty to Repair Relationships with So-Called “Difficult” Patients?
2015: Can Social Media Help Increase the Organ Supply While Avoiding Exploitation and Trafficking?
2014: Redefining Professionalism in an Era of Residency Work-Hour Limitations
2013: Medicine's Authority to Advocate: Responsibilities and Limitations
2013: The Challenge of Physician Civic Engagement: Promoting Health While Preserving Public Trust
2012: Joey Knows Best? Balancing Conflicts and Defending a Child's Best Interest in Difficult Clinical Decisions
2012: Pediatric Assent in Clinical Research: A Patient-Centered Perspective Using Motivational Interviewing
2012: Keeping Joey at the Center of the Conversation: Ethical Considerations in a Challenging Pediatric Case
2011: Is Anything Wrong Here?
2011: The Purpose of a Medical School
2011: Social Engineering versus Medical Patriotism: What Flexner Can Teach Us about Solving the Primary Care Crisis
2011: Incentives for Medical School Students to Practice in Rural Areas through the Lens of John Rawls
2011: Stuffing Mouths with Gold: Equitable Solutions to the Primary Care Physician Shortage
2010: Social (Networking) Justice
2010: Social Roles and Semi-Public Spaces on the Internet: The Case of Jason and Emily
2010: Jason's Journal: Thoughts of an Ethically Conflicted Medical Student
2009: Justice in Medicine: Conscience Must Not Undermine Patients' Automomy and Access to Care
2009: Applying the Concept of Judicious Dissent in Matters of Conscience
2008: First Do Not Punish: Individual Incentives in Health Policy
2008: Looking after Our Own: The Ethical Implications of Financial Penalties for Patients, Physicians, and Health
2008: Billing the Victim: The Retooling of Endemic Poverty as "Lifestyle Choice"
2008: To Praise or to Punish?: Promoting Healthy Behavior the Right Way
2007: On the Road: A Physician's Response to a Call for Voluntary Service
2007: Physicians in Times of Emergency: Making the Ethical Choice
2007: Re: flu (e-mails to Memphis)
2007: Physicians, Epidemics, and the Duty to Treat
2006: Distributing Drug Samples in a Free Clinic: a Personal or Policy Decision?
2004: "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor"
2003: The Dilemma of Confidentiality in Huntington Disease
2003: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
2002: Beatrice's Choice
2001: Medical Students and Remediation of Error
2000: Baby Jose
2000: Making Mortal Decisions at the Beginning of Life: The Case of Impaired and Imperiled Infants
1999: Community Considerations: The Many Effects of Miscoding
1999: Serving Two Masters: Medical Practice vs Administrative Ethics
1998: Prescription for Prophecy: Confronting the Ambiguity of Susceptibility Testing
1998: In the Same Boat