Op-eds

The SMW op-eds are short news articles, interviews or op-ed pieces on current issues at the interface between medical science and ethics, politics, education or other topics.

Perspective

Implementing systematic outcome assessments in a Swiss healthcare practice: points to consider

Public health

What pregnant women are taking: learning from a survey in the Canton of Zurich

Public health

The “Pandemic Gap” in Switzerland across the 20th century and the necessity of increased science communication of past pandemic experiences

Perspective

Management of non-COVID-19 patients should not be the dark side of the pandemic

Ethics

The future of clinical ethics in Switzerland – a plea for further professionalisation

Perspective

Trusting medical science: humanists’ teachings medically annotated

Research

Coronaviruses: old and new

Perspective

Vitamin D and SARS-CoV-2

In memoriam

In Memoriam Lelio Orci 1937–2019

Research

How do doctors care for their own health?

Research

Clinicians or teachers – why not both? Expanding the comfort zone of Swiss clinical teachers in private practice

Ethics

Introducing a weak presumed consent for organ donation – is it ethically justified?

Organisation of health care

The Romand Network of Oncology: bridging the gap of personalised oncology

Opinion

Aging and driving in Switzerland

Opinion

Has medicine become a science?

Ethics

The difficult task of decision-making in chronically ill patients: Why do intensivists dare while others do not?

Medical education

E-learning for a medical undergraduate curriculum: a successful Swiss programme

Opinion

Reconsidering delegated psychotherapy

Public health

Combined anti-smoking warnings: is a canton level approach for languages required?

Opinion

The rationale for a Swiss Citizen Study and Biobank

Perspective

Arno Gruen’s understanding of autonomy in children

Research

Questionable pediatric studies with Swiss participation

Opinion

Women in science: a call to action to fix the leaky pipeline

Opinion

Sonic attack claims stir controversy in the United States

Organisation of health care

The Swiss approach to precision medicine

Research

Black clouds in the Emergency Room: myth or fact?

Opinion

Quantity or quality of life

In memoriam

Dr. Hans Salvisberg, physician and philanthropist (1929–2015)

Research

Confused by clinical research methods? Get a clue!

Opinion

Why not start teaching (some) medicine in elementary school?

Opinion

Challenging the “leaky pipeline” in faculties of medicine

Perspective

Psychosomatics in times of evidence-based medicine

Opinion

Sport as part of the medical humanities – why not?

Public health

Personalised health – current opinion

Medical education

How residents can efficiently manage their training years with myAIM

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