Medscape Close-Up with Art Caplan

 
 

  • Obesity Research May Shed New Light on Weight Loss   Art Caplan and obesity expert Judith Korner discuss the science behind emerging strategies aimed at helping your patients lose weight.
  • When Families and Hospital Docs Disagree   In many hospital care situations, family members disagree with each other or with physicians over recommended treatment. What's an effective way to solve this problem?
  • Where Are We Going With Healthcare Reform?   Art Caplan and James Tallon discuss their view of changes in the past 5 to 6 years, the route we have to take going forward, and the role of physicians in achieving improvements.
  • Psychodrama, Role-Play, and Social Networks   Bioethicist Art Caplan interviews Jonathan Moreno, whose psychiatrist father was one of the pioneers of psychodrama. He compares this to the role of social networks.
  • Perils and Pluses of 'Compassionate Use'   When a person is dying, there may be lots of pressure to give access to drugs still in development. This happened during the recent Ebola outbreak. But there are serious pros and cons to doing this.
  • How Healthcare Reform Handcuffs Doctors, Creates Issues   Too much data entry; continuing worries about malpractice, and the push to squeeze costs are among the challenges that physicians continue to wrestle with.
  • Do We Still Need the VA? Or Is It Getting a Bad Rap?   Bioethicist Art Caplan asks Dr Dave Chokshi, an expert on VA issues, about the VA's recent challenges and whether the situation is fixable.
  • Have We Overlooked Palliative Care?   Palliative care is not just for patients in hospice, explains Dr. Diane Meier; good palliative care can help relieve the suffering of people with chronic or disabling illnesses.
  • Are We Overprotecting Kids From School Problems?   Glenn Saxe, MD, child psychiatrist, shares provocative opinions about the mental health of youth, and how we may be overprotecting kids and giving them too much medication.
  • Is There Still a Place for 'Paternalistic' Doctors?   Art Caplan speaks with ethicist and author Dr. Barron Lerner about his new book, his physician father, and how medical ethics have changed over the years.
  • How Doctors Can Help Prevent Unnecessary Deaths   Art Caplan speaks with ethicist and author Dr. Barron Lerner about a tragic accident and the lessons it holds for society.
  • NCAA Physician: Concussion Danger in Sports Besides Football   Dr. Brian Hainline, first Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, says concussion is the 'elephant in the room' and poses a danger in many sports, not just football.
  • To Vaccinate or Not: Calming Worried Parents   Dr. Paul Offit discusses the consequences of nonvaccination and offers practical suggestions for responding to parents who choose to not vaccinate their children.
  • Face Transplant Doc: Challenges in Repairing Destroyed Faces   World-famous doctor Eduardo Rodriguez describes the deep emotional issues that arise when transplanting a donor face to a patient, the possibility of female-to-male face transplants, and more.
  • Suspecting That Your Patient Is Violent or Mentally Ill   There are times when a primary care physician or specialist worries that a patient might be mentally ill or violent. Noted psychiatrist Paul Appelbaum, MD, talks about what to do.
  • Ethical Issues That Keep Him Up at Night -- Dr. James Grifo   A leading infertility expert talks to bioethicist Art Caplan about key issues: what age is too old to have a baby, deciding to keep or destroy a undesirable embryo, and more.
  • What Doctors Should Expect Now: Pros and Cons   Dr. Boufford talks about some impending hurdles that doctors face, including a spate of newly insured patients, necessity to expand their practice hours, and others.