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Presidents Deserve Medical Standard of Care
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by Bandy X. Lee Is Donald Trump capable of protecting the interests of the United States?  Is he capable of keeping the country safe without placing it in further danger?  Is he capable of discharging the duties of his office?  These are not comfortable questions to ask, but they are the most fundamental, and a growing number of mental health professionals and non-professionals are asking them. …

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The #10YearChallenge: Harmless Fun or Cause for Concern?
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by Olya Kudina and Lori Bruce                                                       Online social spaces maintain an increasing presence in our lives. Yearly, people upload around 1.2 trillion photos on social media and share personal stories and milestones through their social networks. It is fair to say that online communications are here to stay. The #10YearChallenge is a recent manifestation of photo-sharing across social networks. The challenge purportedly started as an initiative to post two photos of the same person with ten years’ difference between the images.…

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Serious Ethical Violations by Physicians: What’s the Solution?

Through special arrangement with Taylor & Francis, AJOB posts its editorials on bioethics.net. This essay and the articles it references are also available on the publisher website. by Ross E. McKinney These are trying times in regard to public trust. In...
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BioethicsTV (November 5-9): #TheResident, #TheGoodDoctor, #ChicagoMed

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Jump to The Resident (Season 2: Episode 7): Phase 1 testing; Bad devices; Jump to The Good Doctor (Season 2; Episode 6): Patient stories vs. scans; emotional...
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New Graphic Medicine at AJOB

by Eric S. Swirsky, JD, MA It is my privilege to introduce the health humanities community to the work of biomedical visualization students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, whose work will be featured as cover art in forthcoming issues...
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BioethicsTV (November 12-17): Obligation to treat, assisting suicide, autonomy,...

Outlander (Season 3; Episode 9): Obligation to treat In this time travel love story, Dr. Claire finds her ship crossing the Atlantic in the 1700s is stopped by a British Naval ship afflicted with “Ship’s Fever.” Her husband does...
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U.S. Senator Sanders asks why drug, once free, now costs $375k
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Catalyst Pharmaceuticals on Monday asking it to justify its decision to charge $375,000 annually for a medication that for years has been available to patients for free.
How Silicon Valley Puts the ‘Con’ in Consent
If no one reads the terms and conditions, how can they continue to be the legal backbone of the internet? The average person would have to spend 76 working days reading all of...
Major DNA testing company is sharing genetic data with the FBI
A decision by FamilyTreeDNA, a prominent consumer DNA-testing company, to share data with federal law enforcement means investigators have access to genetic information linked to hundreds of millions of people.
Chinese Bioethicists Respond to the Case of He Jiankui
A preliminary investigation by Guangdong Province in China of He Jiankui, the scientist who created the world’s first gene-edited babies, found that “He had intentionally dodged supervision, raised funds and organized researchers on his own to carry out the human...
Why You Should Be Careful About 23andMe’s Health Test
Last month, the DNA-testing company 23andMe secured Food and Drug Administration approval for a new screening for gene-based health risks. Along with celiac disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, breast cancer and several other medical conditions, the company...
Purdue Pharma sought secret plan to become ‘end-to-end pain provider,’ lawsuit alleges
Pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP secretly pursued a plan, dubbed “Project Tango,” to become “an end-to-end pain provider” by selling both opioids and drugs to treat opioid addiction, all while owners on the board —...
Opioid Lawsuits Are Headed to Trial. Here’s Why the Stakes Are Getting Uglier.
Uncontested: The devastation from prescription opioids has been deadly and inordinately expensive. Contested: Who should foot the bill? Just over a year ago, opioid lawsuits against makers and distributors of the...
China’s Latest Cloned-Monkey Experiment Is an Ethical Mess
Chinese researchers have cloned five gene-edited monkeys with a host of genetic disease symptoms, according to two scientific papers published today. The researchers say they want to use the gene-edited macaques for biomedical research; basically, they hope that engineering sick...
Memorial Sloan Kettering Curbs Executives’ Ties to Industry After Conflict-of-Interest Scandals
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading research institutions, announced on Friday that it would bar its top executives from serving on corporate boards of drug and health care companies that, in some cases,...
Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Test
Senator Elizabeth Warren has tried to put a nagging controversy behind her by apologizing privately to a leader of the Cherokee Nation for her decision to take a DNA test to prove her...
Shortage of Anxiety Drug Leaves Patients Scrambling
A sudden shortage of one of the safest anti-anxiety drugs on the market has spread alarm among people who rely on the medication, buspirone, to get through the day without debilitating anxiety and panic attacks. Physicians are...
When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate?
In the fall of 2015, Dr. Herbert Dardik, chief of vascular surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey, nodded off in the operating room. Note that Dr. Dardik, then 80, was not performing...

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Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Tenured/tenure track; teaching and research responsibilities; clinical/healthcare ethics focus.

Post-doctoral Researcher (One Program-Specific Researcher)

Minari Lab, Uehiro Research Div. for iPS Cell Ethics, (CiRA), Kyoto University

Kyoto, Japan

A position for an ELSI researcher to work on...

Health Law Fellow

West Virginia University College of Law

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Post JD fellowship in health law for research and...

Bioethics Internship

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States

Two unpaid summer internship positions in bioethics

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Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack, New Jersey, United States

Manager, Bioethics

Assistant Professor; rank commensurate with experience

Center for Bioethics and Humanities, Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, New York, United States

Assistant Professor of Bioethics

Post-Bacc Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a post-baccalaureate research experience...

Medical Ethics Fellow

Northwell Health

new Hyde Park, NY, 11040, United States

Medical Ethics Fellowship 2019-2020 -

Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)

Stanford, CA, United States

Health Care Ethicist, Department of Medicine, Full-Time (Ann

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

Clinical Ethics

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH, United States

Faculty position in clinical ethics at the rank...