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A Tribute to Daniel Callahan 1930-2019
Thomas Murray

by Tom Murray, Ph.D. I will say it: Dan Callahan is the most important person in Bioethics. For his ideas; for his role in creating and nurturing The Hastings Center; and for his ability to spot, encourage, and motivate talent. Dan is credited as author or editor of 47 books and many hundreds of articles, chapters and the like. His 1970 book, Abortion: Law, Choice & Morality, set a standard for his future writing and for the nascent field of Bioethics: Thorough research, careful attention to the relevant facts, fair-minded weighing of the moral arguments, and the courage to take a stand on a profoundly controversial matter.…

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An American Horror Story: Dying in Florida
Craig Klugman

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Steven Stryker was 75 years old when he died on May 13 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. His death was not avoided when health care providers did not perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Stryker had a DNR order even though he, his daughter, and his health care surrogate did not want it. Stryker had some capacity and some deficits, and a court-appointed a professional guardian to control his affairs.…

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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

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face
Dozens of databases of people’s faces are being compiled without their knowledge by companies and researchers, with many of the images then being shared around the world, in what has become a...
As trial ends, state urges judge to make Johnson & Johnson pay for drug epidemic
Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma urged a judge Monday to find health-care conglomerate Johnson & Johnson culpable for the consequences of the state’s opioid epidemic and assess the company as much as $17.5 billion to help...
U.N. Issues Urgent Warning on the Growing Peril of Drug-Resistant Infections
An earlier article from 2019 discusses a report from the United Nations, which claims the overuse of antimicrobial drugs in humans, animals and plants is fueling resistant pathogens that could kill 10 million people annually by 2050.
Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.
As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured.
Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan
False rumors that children are fainting or dying have led parents to turn away vaccinators, threatening the campaign to eradicate the disease.
Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo, Renewing Calls for Emergency Order
The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether to issue a declaration that could increase funding to fight the disease...
‘Very Smart People,’ but a Keyless Car’s Downside Killed Them
For Sherry H. Penney, a former university chancellor, and her husband, James D. Livingston, a retired physicist, the 2017 Toyota Avalon was a sensible purchase. It was a model she and her husband...
HPV Vaccines Are Reducing Infections, Warts — and Probably Cancer
Vaccines against the human papillomavirus have sharply reduced infections, genital and anal warts, and precancerous lesions in young women and girls in more than a dozen wealthy countries, a 
Scabies Means Misery. This Pill Can End It.
Burrowing skin mites drive victims mad with itching, but distribution of a few pills can drive the infestation from entire communities.
‘It’s Gigantic’: A New Way to Gauge the Chances for Unresponsive Patients
Researchers have found a way to detect “covert consciousness” that could aid the recovery of people with severe brain injuries.
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.”


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