Winning Essay of the 2022 John Conley Ethics Essay Contest

Nicolas Trad
Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts
According to Which Health Outcomes Measures Should Palliative Psychiatric Prognosis, Progress, and Success Be Defined?

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

2020Who Should Implement Force When It’s Needed and How Should It Be Done Compassionately?

2019What Should Physicians Consider Prior to Unionizing?

2019: Risks, Benefits, and Conundrums of Cancer Screening

2019When 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

2017Should Family Be Permitted in a Trauma Bay?

2017: The Crisis in Our Neighborhood

2016Do Physicians Have an Ethical Duty to Repair Relationships with So-Called “Difficult” Patients?

2015Can Social Media Help Increase the Organ Supply While Avoiding Exploitation and Trafficking?

2014Redefining Professionalism in an Era of Residency Work-Hour Limitations

2013Medicine's Authority to Advocate: Responsibilities and Limitations

2013The Challenge of Physician Civic Engagement: Promoting Health While Preserving Public Trust

2012Joey Knows Best? Balancing Conflicts and Defending a Child's Best Interest in Difficult Clinical Decisions

2012Pediatric Assent in Clinical Research: A Patient-Centered Perspective Using Motivational Interviewing

2012Keeping Joey at the Center of the Conversation: Ethical Considerations in a Challenging Pediatric Case

2011Is Anything Wrong Here?

2011The Purpose of a Medical School

2011Social Engineering versus Medical Patriotism: What Flexner Can Teach Us about Solving the Primary Care Crisis

2011Incentives for Medical School Students to Practice in Rural Areas through the Lens of John Rawls

2011Stuffing Mouths with Gold: Equitable Solutions to the Primary Care Physician Shortage

2010Social (Networking) Justice

2010Social Roles and Semi-Public Spaces on the Internet: The Case of Jason and Emily

2010Jason's Journal: Thoughts of an Ethically Conflicted Medical Student

2009Justice in Medicine: Conscience Must Not Undermine Patients' Autonomy and Access to Care

2009Applying the Concept of Judicious Dissent in Matters of Conscience 

2008First 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

2007On 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

2006Distributing Drug Samples in a Free Clinic: a Personal or Policy Decision?

2004"Trust Me, I'm a Doctor"

2003The Dilemma of Confidentiality in Huntington Disease

2003Between a Rock and a Hard Place

2002Beatrice's Choice

2001Medical Students and Remediation of Error

2000Baby Jose

2000: Making Mortal Decisions at the Beginning of Life: The Case of Impaired and Imperiled Infants

1999Community Considerations: The Many Effects of Miscoding

1999Serving Two Masters: Medical Practice vs Administrative Ethics

1998Prescription for Prophecy: Confronting the Ambiguity of Susceptibility Testing

1998In the Same Boat