US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-and-death dilemma

WASHINGTON — A Florida hospital faced an unsettling ethical quandary when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed across his chest — leaving doctors grappling with whether the message accurately conveyed his end-of-life wishes.

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Malaysia wants long-term solution for overworked doctors

The Health Ministry of Malaysia wants to set up a system to analyse the working patterns of medical officers (MOs), housemen and specialists while on call, to find long-term solutions to protect their welfare and safety.

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Doctors bat for proper screening of med students in free tuition program

Doctors bat for proper screening of med students in free tuition program

The head of the physicians’ organization in the Philippines has called for proper screening procedures to wisely implement the free tuition program for students studying medicine in eight state universities and colleges (SUCs). Dr. Irineo Bernardo, president of the Philippine Medical Association, made the proposal as he stressed the importance of a possible beneficiary’s character, aside from intelligence, in selecting beneficiaries of free tuition in state medical schools.

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