Document Detail

The ethics of imposing healthy professional lifestyles on professionals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23719042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
As chief of surgery at Salubrus, a large for-profit group practice, you received notification from the board of trustees that you cannot hire a surgeon you wanted to hire because she chain-smokes cigarettes. No other physician at Salubrus smokes. At the last board meeting, you presented your objections to the healthy lifestyle policy. It is the establishment of a policy of forcing healthy lifestyles on employees, especially those involved in direct patient care. The candidate has outstanding credentials and has initiated a new revolutionary treatment for vascular disease. Your ethical stance should be?
James W Jones; Laurence B McCullough
Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1693-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex. Electronic address:
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Association between sex and perioperative mortality following endovascular repair for ruptured abdom...
Next Document:  Can transcranial direct current stimulation enhance outcomes from cognitive training? A randomized c...