Heart rate? Stable. Blood pressure? Good. Ethics? Let’s see …

My lede:

For ages, doctors have used lists and other reminders to help them give the right care to patients. Recently, the use of checklists in areas such as surgery and infection control has delivered remarkable results, greatly reducing morbidity and mortality.

Beginning in April, residents working in the intensive care unit at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., got a different kind of reminder when caring for patients — an ethics checklist.

The whole shebang.