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#METOO Bioethics

12/05/2017

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the December 4 episode of The Good Doctor, a medical resident is sexually harassed by her attending, who touches her when she is interacting with patients and asks her out to dinner. When she forcefully states that she is not interested in him, and has presented no signs that she is, he tells her to be careful because he could write her up for insubordination. Over the last month or so, women all over the country have posted #METOO on social media.…

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12/08/2017
China to roll back regulations for traditional medicine despite safety concerns Nature

Scientists fear plans to abandon clinical trials of centuries-old remedies will put people at risk.

12/07/2017
‘Thanksgiving miracle’: Baby denied kidney receives transplant CNN

Two-year-old AJ Burgess received a new kidney Wednesday after a prolonged battle with hospital officials who postponed his original October surgery when his father, a perfect donor match, violated his parole and was arrested.

12/06/2017
Smartphone addiction could be changing your brain CNN

“NO MObile PHOne phoBIA” is a 21st-century term for the fear of not being able to use your cell phone or other smart device. Cell phone addiction is on the rise, surveys show, and a new study released Thursday adds to a growing body of evidence that smartphone and internet addiction is harming our minds — literally.

12/05/2017
A man collapsed with ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattooed on his chest. Doctors didn’t know what to do. Washington Post

Doctors in Miami faced an unusual ethical dilemma when an unconscious, deteriorating patient was brought into the emergency room with the words “Do Not Resuscitate” across his chest.