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A Rose By Any Other Name Still Stinks: Ethics of The Term “Concentration Camp”
Craig Klugman

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. A controversy last week erupted out of freshman New York Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live appearance and follow-up tweet saying that the facilities where the federal government is keeping detained children are “concentration camps.” The Border Patrol Chief immediately called Ocasio-Cortez’s use of the term, “offensive”. The Israeli Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem, Senator Bernie Sanders, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio felt the term was not appropriate and diminishes what happened in the Holocaust.…

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This Year’s PRIDE Month Brings Ups and Downs for Transgender Health
Keisha Ray

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.   For many LGBTQ people (and many others) June is a month of celebration. June is PRIDE month. PRIDE is celebrated all over the United States during the month of June to commemorate June 28, 1969 when New York police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. The patrons, however, did not go quietly.…

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BioethicsTV (March 11-22, 2019): #TheResident, #GreysAnatomy

The Resident (Season 2; Episode 17) Austin’s mentor, Abe, may have been shot in the chest. If he is saved, he may be able to identify who did it (or did he try suicide?). A second patient is Evan, an...
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Serious Ethical Violations by Physicians: What’s the Solution?

Through special arrangement with Taylor & Francis, AJOB posts its editorials on 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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Bioethics news. Btn Rss

A Russian Biologist Wants To Create More Gene-Edited Babies
A Russian scientist says he wants to create more genetically modified babies, flouting international objections that such a step would be premature, unethical and irresponsible.
NIH director will no longer speak on all-male science panels
The head of the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that he would no longer appear on all-male panels at public scientific meetings, saying the effort to include women and other underrepresented people “must begin at the top.”
As price of insulin soars, Americans caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine
As their minivan rolled north, they felt their nerves kick in — but they kept on driving. At the wheel: Lija Greenseid, a rule-abiding Minnesota mom steering her Mazda5 on a cross-border drug run. Her daughter, who is 13,...
12 million pills and 700 deaths: How a few pill mills helped fan the U.S. opioid inferno
Soon after he took over as medical director of the Urgent Care & Surgery Center in eastern Tennessee in 2012, Dr. Marc Valley realized he was supervising illegal drug dealers in lab...
Never say ‘die’: Why so many doctors won’t break bad news
It’s never easy to tell a patient about a terminal illness, but a longtime doctor whose own diagnosis was botched says physicians...
Commentary: Give the children freedom to protect their own health
Normally, parents make decisions about their children’s health care. But when it comes to the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and cancer, kids should have the right to protect themselves. That is why Senate Bill 3899A, which would...
The Perilous Blessing of Opioids
An injured bioethicist learned firsthand how desperately patients with severe pain need the relief of powerful drugs—and how little support they get to stop taking them.
Points to consider in the reevaluation and reanalysis of genomic test results
A statement from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) regarding the interpretation of genomic test results was published in Nature this week
Democratic 2020 contenders are seizing on wave of antiabortion laws
Abortion as a voting issue typically motivates its opponents more than its supporters. But Democrats running to defeat President Trump in 2020 are trying to reverse that momentum by harnessing outrage against a slew of new state restrictions.
Rape exemptions for abortion are dividing Republicans
Banning rape victims from getting abortions is a step too far for Republican Party leaders, who have publicly cringed at Alabama’s sweeping new law criminalizing abortion in nearly every case.
Cannabis Companies Push F.D.A. to Ease Rules on CBD Products
WASHINGTON — It was Hempy Pet CBD Soft Chews, Mile High Labs and Women Grow, among countless others, squaring off against the likes of the Marijuana Victims Alliance, concerned primary care doctors and a lawyer who admitted...
There’s just one female physician in Congress. We talked to her.
Rep. Kim Schrier – one of the 40 freshmen House Democrats who flipped GOP-held seats – is the only female doctor in Congress. The Washington state pediatrician also manages a chronic illness after having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes...


Clinical Ethicist at UCLA Health Ethics Center

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, United States


The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Clinical Ethicist (multiple openings)

WellStar Health System

Atlanta, GA, United States

Clinical Ethicist

Memorial Health System

Springfield, IL, United States

Perform a variety of academic, educational, clinical, and research...

Research Assistant / Associate

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Aachen, Germany

PhD or Postdoc in Applied Ethics, Engineering Ethics, Ethics...

Clinical Ethicist


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Medical Bioethics Director

Kaiser Permanente

Panorama City, California, United States

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Director of the Center for Bioethics

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN, United States

The University of Minnesota invites applications for the...

PhD candidate on bioethics, antibiotic resistance and the en

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Fully funded 4 year full time PhD position on...

Program Director of Ethics


Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

CHRISTUS Health is seeking a clinical ethicist to lead...

Program Director of Ethics


Tyler, Texas, United States

CHRISTUS Health is seeking a clinical ethicist to lead...

Post-doc Fellowship


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