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Resources by Topic: Ethics

ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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COVID-19 and Surgery
Resources for the surgical community related to the response to COVID-19. Covers clinical issues and guidance, personal protective equipment, regulatory updates, and more.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American College of Surgeons
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Ethical and Legal Challenges During the COVID‐19 Pandemic – Are We Thinking About Rural Hospitals?
Discusses the legal framework and ethical decisions hospitals are faced with during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights emergency preparedness planning for rural hospitals with limited workforce and resources.
Author(s): Love Patel, Amy Elliott, Erik Storlie, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
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Healthcare Professionals' Mental Health Needs: Where Can They Go?
Provides an overview of the mental health needs of healthcare providers and the barriers to accessing care. Features the work of physician health programs, professional societies, state licensure boards, and other groups to help ensure providers' mental health needs are addressed. Discusses the impact of provider wellness on patient safety and healthcare quality.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Pregnancy Options Counseling and Abortion Referrals Among US Primary Care Physicians: Results From a National Survey
Results of a representative survey of 755 primary care physicians, related to their options counseling for unintended pregnancies. Features statistics with breakdowns including residency training area, religious affiliation, current practice type, geographic region, and rural, suburban, or urban location.
Author(s): Kelsey Holt, Elizabeth Janiak, Marie C. McCormick, et al.
Citation: Family Medicine, 49(7), 527-536
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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The Ethics of Place: Differences in Ethical Perspectives Among Urban, Suburban, and Rural Physicians in Georgia
A discussion of the impact of geographic location (urban, suburban, rural) on the ethical decision making process of physicians in Georgia. Organized into eight areas of comparison including payment and conflict of interest; access to care; boundary and dual role issues; patient autonomy issues; sociological and cultural differences; truth-telling and professionalism; stress and burnout; and ethics training/leadership. Includes rural-urban difference statistics for each area.
Author(s): Mary Eleanor E. Wickersham, Jean Rawlings Sumner
Citation: Online Journal of Health Ethics, 11(2)
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Rural Community–Academic Partnership Model for Community Engagement and Partnered Research
Describes a bidirectional community-academic partnership between Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine's (UMSOM) Office of Policy and Planning (OPP) to address the health and social issues on the rural Eastern shore of Maryland. Provides an overview of the partnership's design to address rural health needs through the development and support for partnered research, clinical trials education and recruitment, bioethics education, and public trust in research.
Author(s): Claudia R. Baquet, Jeanne L. Bromwell, Margruetta B. Hall, Jacob F. Frego
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 7(3), 281-290
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Continuing Education Training Focused on the Development of Behavioral Telehealth Competencies in Behavioral Healthcare Providers
Examines the impact of a Behavioral Telehealth Ethical Competencies Training Program on the development of behavioral telehealth competency by 16 behavioral health providers. Explores the 14 behavioral telehealth competencies using video vignettes and self-reported competence surveys to determine the effectiveness of the training program.
Author(s): Valerie Gifford, Britton Niles, Inna Rivkin, Catherine Koverola, Jodi Polaha
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(4), 2108
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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Proceedings Report of the Fourth United States-México Border Health Research Forum
Summarizes a June 2012 meeting of federal, state, academic, government, and non-governmental organizations from both countries to initiate cross-border research. Topics addressed included guidelines for a bi-national institutional review board (IRB) process, resource sharing and collaboration, and ethics in research.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Critical Access Hospital Ethics Committee Resource Guide
Offers practical suggestions for the development of an effective Critical Access Hospital ethics committee and includes examples highlighting challenging ethics conflicts common to rural settings.
Author(s): William A. Nelson, Barbara A. Elliott
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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