Should Physcians Be Allowed to Refuse Patient Care Based on Moral Objections?
Doctors may be asked to perform a procedure or prescribe a drug that they morally object. Some feel they must help these patients regardless, but others prefer to refer them elsewhere. Are you for or against putting patient care before personal beliefs?

Last Answered: 23 minutes ago

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Should Inpatients Be Allowed to Choose Their Clinicians Based on Race or Gender?
Clinicians must put their biases aside at work, but some patients request providers based on race or gender, which could entangle hospital staff in discrimination. Are you for or against allowing inpatients to choose a provider based on personal biases?

Last Answered: 4 hours ago

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Should Women Be Allowed to Eat During Labor?
Research has shown that women who are at low risk for an operative birth can safely eat and drink during labor, but US guidelines still restrict oral intake. Are you for or against relaxing the restrictions on oral intake in cases of uncomplicated labor?

Last Answered: 1 hour ago

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Should Hospitals Keep Older Patients in Bed to Prevent Falls?
To prevent falls, many hospitals require older patients to remain bedbound. While these measures may protect patients, bed rest has been shown to promote immobility. Are you for or against requiring older patients to stay in bed when hospitalized?

Last Answered: 4 hours ago

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Should CMS Have More Power to Deny Clinicians’ Participation in Medicare?
Starting in 2020, CMS will have the power to deny physicians’ participation based on “demonstrated cases of patient harm,” however, various medical groups claim the criteria are “vague and subjective.” Are you for or against CMS’ new revocation authority?

Last Answered: 6 hours ago

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Should Patients Purchase Discounted Medical Imaging Services Through Groupon?
Groupon deals offer discounted access to imaging services, but some healthcare providers worry that these deals may expose patients to unnecessary testing and radiation. Are you for or against patients using discounted medical services through Groupon?

Last Answered: 4 hours ago

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Should Pharmacists Fill the Gap in Pneumococcal Vaccination?
Due to accessibility, pharmacists are positioned to fill the gap in pneumococcal vaccination. This will require vigilant patient screening and staying up-to-date on ACIP recommendations. Are you for or against pharmacy-driven pneumococcal vaccination?

Last Answered: 4 hours ago

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Should Family Members Be Allowed in the ICU When a Person Codes?
It has been standard practice to send relatives away when a person codes in the ICU because they may interfere, but new research shows that relatives do not distract the medical team. Are you for or against allowing relatives in the ICU during CPR?

Last Answered: 5 hours ago

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Should Physicians Request Access to Investigational Drugs Through the Right to Try Pathway?
The Right to Try Act may provide easier access to experimental drugs for those with serious diseases, but some argue that Expanded Access is safer for patients. Are you for or against using Right to Try to access investigational drugs for your patients?

Last Answered: 5 hours ago

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Should Physicians Hire Family Members to Work in Their Practices?
Physicians often recruit family members to work in their practices, and although this arrangement is frequently successful, it may also create tension, impact office culture, and cause financial problems. Are you for or against hiring family members?

Last Answered: 5 hours ago

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