18. Non-Physician Influence on the Scope and Responsibilities of Emergency Physicians

  1. John Jesus3,4,
  2. Shamai A. Grossman5,6,
  3. Arthur R. Derse7,8,
  4. James G. Adams9,
  5. Richard Wolfe6,10 and
  6. Peter Rosen6,10
  1. Laura G. Burke1 and
  2. Jennifer V. Pope2,6

Published Online: 20 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118292150.ch18

Ethical Problems in Emergency Medicine: A Discussion-Based Review

Ethical Problems in Emergency Medicine: A Discussion-Based Review

How to Cite

Burke, L. G. and Pope, J. V. (2012) Non-Physician Influence on the Scope and Responsibilities of Emergency Physicians, in Ethical Problems in Emergency Medicine: A Discussion-Based Review (eds J. Jesus, S. A. Grossman, A. R. Derse, J. G. Adams, R. Wolfe and P. Rosen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118292150.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA

  3. 5

    Cardiac Emergency Center, Division of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 6

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  5. 7

    Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities, Milwaukee, WI, USA

  6. 8

    Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA

  7. 9

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA

  8. 10

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Harvard Medical School, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 6

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2012

Book Series:

  1. Current Topics in Emergency Medicine

Book Series Editors:

  1. Peter Rosen and
  2. Shamai A. Grossman

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470673478

Online ISBN: 9781118292150

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Keywords:

  • influence;
  • industry;
  • change in practice;
  • non-physician;
  • non-clinician

Summary

Emergency physicians interact with a wide range of hospital personnel, administrators, family members, industry representatives, regulatory bodies and other non-physician influences that may alter their clinical and academic practice. This chapter explores the natures of these influences and the considerations that should guide how a physician responds to these pressures under a given set of circumstances.