From primary care to cancer screening and insurance coverage, gender-diverse people still face many hurdles to getting good medical care.
A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.
Palliative care, often misunderstood, is not synonymous with hospice care.
Black American women have disproportionate HIV infection rates – in part because of systemic and structural racism in the health care system.
Medical innovations paired with innovative programs to get them to Black, Indigenous and Hispanic Americans can help close the health inequality gap.
Charles Schwab mistakenly transferred over $1.2 million to the account of a woman who then kept the money. Did she have a moral obligation to return it? An expert says the answer is not that simple.
Few trans kids in the early 20th century had access to information about trans life. That they still faced down the judgment of parents and doctors is a testament to the truth of their dysphoria.
Hospitals have a lot of room to reduce, reuse and recycle supplies – as many were forced to discover during the pandemic.
When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP’s wishes.
COVID-19 has shown the flaws of a reactive health-care system designed to care for people who are already sick. A preventive approach would be more equitable, less expensive and keep us healthier.
Many people who shielding during the coronavirus pandemic will need help to step forward and reclaim life.
COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don’t fully understand. It’s a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Criminal gangs, insurgents and terrorist groups seek to protect the people in the areas they govern, when a central government’s power is weak or nonexistent.
The debate over Mr. Vincent Lambert’s decision to discontinue his care overshadowed equally important judicial and ethical issues. A look back at a complex situation that will set a precedent.
New research shows women receive sub-optimal care after they have a heart attack and are twice as likely than men to die six months after the attack.
The strengths of blockchain technologies could help address the weaknesses of health care systems to store and secure medical records.
Creative appointment scheduling minimizes in-office waiting for physicians and patients.
Parents need support from early childhood educators to build capacity to claim for NDIS services.
Nurses and midwives are among society’s most highly valued professionals. But a disturbing national picture is emerging of escalating levels of over-work and burnout.
Rudeness causes medical teams to perform worse, and ultimately this could have huge costs for patients.