The “involuntary treatment” of unwilling psychiatric patients has long been accepted as necessary in some cases, though it can raise serious ethical concerns as well as legal barriers. A Viewpoint essay published online today in JAMA argues that some of the concerns about treating patients without their consent would be alleviated if the mental health profession recognized an important distinction among these cases.
Individuals who have a high level of moral reasoning show increased activity in the brain’s frontostriatal reward system, both during periods of rest and while performing a sequential risk taking and decision making task
Determining which cancer patients are likely to be resistant to initial treatment is a major research effort of oncologists and laboratory scientists. Now, ascertaining who might fall into that category may become a little easier for physicians taking care of people with BRCA1/2 mutations.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have received two highly competitive post-doctoral Institutional Training Grants for genomic science from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania showed patients who received support from community health workers had 30 percent fewer hospital admissions in one year compared to those who did not receive CHW support.
Katherine L. Nathanson, MD, an internationally recognized expert in the field of cancer genetics, has been named deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
The National Psoriasis Foundation has announced the winners of its Medical Professional Research Awards, and it’s a clean sweep for the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ants have proven themselves to be the newest (and brightest) animal model on the laboratory block. Nevertheless, “ants-as-animal-model” darlings is a fairly new thing. But not for Shelley Berger, PhD, and Roberto Bonasio, PhD, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will bestow short white coats on 159 first-year medical school students at its annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.
Kevin Clark became the first patient in Pennsylvania to undergo a life-changing, minimally invasive spine surgery through a single incision in his side that had him up and walking just hours after surgery.
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