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Can You Afford To Be Moral: The Contraceptive Mandate and Socioeconomics of Morality
Craig Klugman

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. One of the changes that the Trump administration tried to make to the Affordable Care Act was to eliminate the requirementthat employer insurance plans cover the full cost of contraception. The new rules would have allowed businesses and nonprofits a religious and moral exemption from providing such coverage beginning this past Monday. Under the Obama administration, the Courts carved out exemptions for businesses that were religious in nature or that were privately run by a family of faith (see Little Sisters v.

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…So That We Know How to Live
Craig Klugman

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. This Spring Quarter I had the honor of creating and teaching a new course at my university: HLTH 341 Death & Dying. Most readers of this blog in bioethics probably work in the medical school environment. When I taught in a medical school we provided lessons and experiences in giving bad news and hospice. We may have even taught briefly on the diagnostic tools to diagnose death.…

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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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Teaching Better Communication: A Bootcamp Experience

This post is written in response to Ubel, Scherr and Fagerlin's target article, "Empowerment Failure: How Shortcomings in Physician Communication Unwittingly Undermine Patient Autonomy" published in the November 2017 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. by Haavi...
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Bioethics news. Btn Rss

Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug
Settling allegations of discrimination filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Mutual of Omaha has agreed not to deny insurance to people who use medications to prevent H.I.V. infection. The insurer also has settled a lawsuit...
Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job
The two-week-old shutdown has halted one of the federal government’s most important public health activities, the inspections of chemical factories, power plants, oil refineries, water treatment plants, and thousands of other industrial sites for pollution violations.
Medical Marketing in the United States, 1997-2016
From 1997 through 2016, medical marketing expanded substantially, and spending increased from $17.7 to $29.9 billion, with direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs and health services accounting for the most rapid growth, and pharmaceutical marketing to health professionals accounting for...
James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race
Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles after repeating comments about race and intelligence. In a TV programme, the pioneer in DNA studies made a reference to a view that genes cause a...
For drug companies, making shareholders happy is more important than treating the sick
Hypothetically speaking, if a drug company is sitting on a huge pile of cash, can it justify steadily hiking the price of a well-established medicine used by millions of people?
Killer nabbed by chewed gum and a water bottle apologizes for murdering a teacher as he heads to prison...
Christy Mirack’s brother had one critical question left this week for his sister’s killer. Since 1992, when the elementary school teacher was found murdered in her home in East Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania, Vince Mirack...
AP-NORC Poll: Edit Baby Genes for Health, Not Smarts
Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll finds they’d draw the line at changing DNA so children are born...
Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias
A recent study out of Oregon suggests emergency medical responders — EMTs and paramedics — may be treating minority patients differently from the way they treat white patients. Specifically, the scientists found that black patients in their study were 40 percent...
In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role
Police stations from Massachusetts to Mumbai have received similar alerts from Facebook over the last 18 months as part of what is most likely the world’s largest suicide threat screening and alert program....
Imagine Giving Birth in Space
The moment has arrived at last. A woman in a hospital gown steels herself, ready to push. A nearby monitor displays her baby’s heart rate in big, neon numbers. A nurse in crisp scrubs coos in her ear,...
A safe prenatal genetic test is gaining popularity with young moms-to-be and their doctors
NIPT’s entry into the mainstream has raised some questions as busy health-care providers scramble to figure out how to offer it en masse to a public with varying understanding of genetic testing and little access to genetic counselors.
Scientists Have Been Studying Cancers in a Very Strange Way for Decades
Instead of using generic “culture media” like EMEM (or its more concentrated variant, Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle’s Medium, known as DMEM), it might be better to start creating concoctions that more accurately reflect the chemical profiles...


Research Associate in Biomedical Ethics

National Center for Tumor Diseases, Germany

Heidelberg, Germany

Fulltime Post-Doctoral Position for two years in Bioethics...

Manager, Bioethics

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack, New Jersey, United States

Philosophical Bioethics Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy

Houston, TX, United States

Clinical Ethics Fellow; Instructor in Bioethics

Alden March Bioethics Institute

Albany, NY, United States

Fellowship in Clinical Ethics Consultation, Alden March Bioethics Institute,...

CBSSM Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM), University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

CBSSM is soliciting applications for 2019-2020 postdoctoral research fellow...

University of Michigan Post Doctoral Fellowship in Ethical,

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineeri

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position with a 65% research...

Clinical Ethics Fellowship

Sutter Health

San Francisco, California, United States

Sutter Health Bay Area’s Program in Medicine and Human...

Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (Associate Vice Chance

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California, United States

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...

Bioethics Internship

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States

Two unpaid summer internship positions in bioethics

Post-Bacc Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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