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HIPAA, Medical Case Reports, and Unbalanced Benefit in News Reporting

February 4, 2010 19 comments

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the island country of Haiti, destroying much of the capital Port Au Prince and leading to the deaths of as many as 200,000 people.  Since this time, thousands of images of the resulting carnage have been published in both traditional media and on internet sites.

Recently there has been some discussion about the appropriateness of some of these images, particularly those that depict individual humans in despair or even in death.  Some have argued that such images should not be published without the express consent of the person depicted, or with the consent of the next-of-kin in cases of the dead.  Media, for the most part, has held that in cases of extreme human events the benefit of publicizing the truth outweighs whatever emotional harm might come to an individual through publication of their plight.  They argue that the many outweigh the few, in this case.

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D and C Workshop

January 26, 2010 2 comments

This is a rerecording of a recent workshop on D and C procedure that I did with my residents.  Enjoy!

If you would like to use this prezi for your residents, let me know and I can send you the file.  All I ask is a mention of the blog in your presentation!

Enjoy!

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