End-of-life care/Withholding and withdrawing Case and Commentary Dec 2020 Should a Patient Who Is Pregnant and Brain Dead Receive Life Support, Despite Objection From Her Appointed Surrogate? Daniel Sperling, SJD Lack of ethical, legal, and clinical consensus about best practice sometimes combines with a poor clinical evidence base. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(12):E1004-1009. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.1004. Case and Commentary Oct 2019 How Should Decision Science Inform Scarce Blood Product Allocation? Eric Kersjes, MD and Lauren B. Smith, MD Decision aids could help clinicians know when to request ethics consultation or re-evaluate blood product usage in a specific patient care situation. AMA J Ethics. 2019;21(10):E852-857. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2019.852. AMA Code Says Jul 2019 AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions Related to Unrepresented Patients Danielle Hahn Chaet, MSB The AMA Code of Medical Ethics discusses situations in which a surrogate is needed but not available to make health care decisions for a patient. AMA J Ethics. 2019;21(7):E600-602. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2019.600. Case and Commentary Jul 2019 Should Dialysis Be Stopped for an Unrepresented Patient With Metastatic Cancer? Adira Hulkower, JD, MS, Sarah Garijo-Garde, and Lauren S. Flicker, JD, MBE Legal inconsistencies and variation in end-of-life options generate disparities in care for unrepresented patients. AMA J Ethics. 2019;21(7):E575-581. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2019.575. Podcast May 2019 Ethics Talk: When and How Should ECMO Be Initiated and Removed? When should ECMO be started and stopped? This month’s Ethics Talk explores ethical challenges of ECMO use in end-of-life care.