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An "oldie, but goody". This 2009 WSJ article was published as the healthcare reform efforts were being forced through Congress. Betsy McCaughey, RN, highlights the thoughts and recommendations of one of the president's leading advisors, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and provides a glimpse into the direction the president and his party want to take American healthcare.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, health adviser to President Barack Obama, is under scrutiny. As a bioethicist, he has written extensively about who should get medical care, who should decide, and whose life is worth saving. Dr. Emanuel is part of a school of thought that redefines a physician’s duty, insisting that it includes working for the greater good of society instead of focusing only on a patient’s needs. True reform, he argues, must include redefining doctors' ethical obligations.