Bioethics


Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 2A and Pregnancy: A Medical and Ethical challenge

Fri, 06/04/2012 - 10:17 — Luc Michel
Published in Acta Clinica Belgica, 2012; 67 :54-55. 
This case of MEN 2A illustrates that normal pregnancy and delivery are still possible at a stage of adrenal medullary hyperplasia associated with moderate catecholamine hypersecretion.


Endoscopy and Surgery: A matter of Diagnostic Enlightenment & Therapeutic Liberty

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 11:26 — Luc Michel
published in Acta Chirurgica Belgica 2011; 111: 200-204
In this paper executives of the Royal Belgian Society of Surgery examine objectively the principles, requirements and philosophy about the enduring place of Endoscopy in General Surgery, at the time some people are trying via legalistic manoeuvre to rip the surgeons off by not allowing them to perform endoscopy any more.


The World Health Organisation Surgical Checklist. A surgeon's viewpoint

Fri, 03/09/2010 - 14:58 — Luc Michel
Luc Michel. Paper published in Acta Chirurgica belgica 2010; 110: 423-431
Ten clear recommendations are made about the importance of the use of surgical checklist


Travail d'équipe et/ou judiarisation de la pratique clinique en salle d'opération

Mon, 22/06/2009 - 11:48 — Luc Michel

L.Michel. Published in Ethica Clinica 2009; 52:14-20
Essay about the ethical, deontological and legal aspects of team work in the operating theatre, as a response to controversy arisen from previous publications about individual and collective responsibility (in French).



Futurs médecins: des "réflexes" à  développer

Wed, 11/02/2009 - 13:40 — Luc Michel
published in Mensuel de l'Institut de Pédagogie Universitaire et des Multimédias de l'U.C.L.
Juin 2008; vol.111


Health Care Cost containment

Wed, 11/02/2009 - 13:40 — Luc Michel
published in Acta Chirurgica Belgica
2008; 108:2-3.