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Abandonment wears a multitude of faces

Gordon Self

November 22, 2010

In recent months there has been a surprising amount of public interest regarding so-called "angel cradles" where babies may be safely abandoned at hospitals (see "Will abandoned babies get a home? WCR, Oct. 4). more . . .

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Ethical treatment requires a delicate balance

Gordon Self

October 25, 2010

I was confronted by this fictitious case once: a 17-year-old presents to our emergency department with complications related to her newly discovered pregnancy. She has told no one she is pregnant. more . . .

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Assumptions distort relationships, work

Gordon Self

August 30, 2010

A true but humbling story from my past taught me about ethics. I swam often as an undergraduate student. I would wear a swim cap and goggles, placing the goggles high up on my forehead over the cap before or after entering the water.

 

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Real ethics translate into responsive action

Gordon Self

July 26, 2010

I am fascinated by how we make decisions. If you pay careful attention, your decisions reveal a lot about your character and what you hold to be important, or of fundamental value.

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