Author Archives: Jennifer Norris

Is Liability to Blame for an OB/GYN Shortage

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has repeatedly expressed concern over the impending shortage of physicians in their specialty [i]. This worry has only been exacerbated by the number of doctors leaving the field recently. Many of these departing practitioners explain that they only plan to drop the obstetrics portion of their practice, since […]

Tracking Health: Is CVS Pharmacy Demanding Too Much?

CVS Pharmacies recently announced a change to their employee health insurance policy [i]. All employees will have until May 1, 2014 to make an appointment with a physician for a physical, in order to collect health data including weight, body fat, blood glucose, and blood pressure. This data will then be sent to a third […]

The Bioethics of Professional Sports

Professional sports are a vast cultural phenomenon, a weekend pursuit, and a fun pastime for much of America. But behind the scenes, they can contain many unexpected ethical challenges that the fan may never consider. Medical teams for professional franchises have a much-envied position. However the professional and emotional pressures are often understated when one […]