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10/05/2018

Ethics and Society Newsfeed – October 5, 2018

Politics Everything on Brett Kavanaugh and the F.B.I. Investigation “Around 2:30 a.m., the White House said in a statement it had received the F.B.I.’s investigation, which was “being transmitted to the Senate” as well. The statement expressed confidence the completed inquiry would not stand in the way of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. On Wednesday, Senator Mitch […]

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09/21/2018

Ethics and Society Newsfeed – September 21, 2018

Politics Trump Rated Worse Than Other Modern-Day Presidents on Ethics “The American public’s ratings of the ethical standards of Trump and his administration’s top officials are generally much worse than their ratings of his predecessors. Trump is viewed as having lower ethical standards than all presidents since Nixon, who resigned when faced with imminent impeachment.” […]

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09/14/2018

Fordham University’s Fr. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D. Responds to Concerns on Retreat for Gay Priests, Brothers, and Deacons

Fr. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D., Professor and  James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University, responded to concerns about a retreat he will be leading in early October. The retreat, titled “Living in Truth: The Call to Authenticity,” is offered for gay priests, brothers and deacons. It is sponsored by New Ways […]

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09/10/2018

The Experience of Long-Distance Caregiving: Dr. Elizabeth Yuko Reflects on Her Journey

Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D., the Health & Sex Editor for SheKnows Media and Adjunct Professor of Ethics at Fordham University, explains in her recent New York Times article, “Strategies for Long-Distance Caregiving,” that her biggest worries used to be politics, finances, and meeting work deadlines. Then her mother called and revealed she had been diagnosed with […]

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09/07/2018

Ethics and Society Newsfeed – September 7, 2018

Politics I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration “The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.” Anonymous White House Writer Isn’t A Patriot. They’re Betraying The Constitution. “I can appreciate the […]

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09/05/2018

Genomics, Big Data, and Broad Consent: a New Ethics Frontier for Prevention Science

In a new article published in Prevention Science, Dr. Celia Fisher, Director of Fordham University’s Center for Ethics Education and Deborah Layman, PhD Candidate of Fordham University’s Applied Developmental Psychology program, discuss the genomic revolution and emergence of big data to understanding the ethical implications for prevention scientists. Additionally, Fisher and Layman write about the uncertainty […]

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08/31/2018

On Protecting the Agency of Undocumented Immigrants from Patterns of Our Past

STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN ETHICS PRIZE HONORABLE MENTION By Elizabeth Doty In the history of the United States rhetoric alienating immigrants, documented and undocumented, has consistently pervaded everyday life across the nation, from the front page of The New York Times to college campuses to airports to Congressional hearings to, indeed, even research. While I […]

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08/28/2018

Fear of Practitioner Bias and Confidentiality Breaches are Barriers to HIV Prevention among Transgender Youth, Study Finds

Celia B. Fisher, PhD, Director of Fordham University’s Center of Ethics and Education, explores transgender youth healthcare and HIV prevention in a recently published article titled:  Perceived Barriers to HIV Prevention Services for Transgender Youth. The article, published in the journal LGBT Health, examines the perceptions that transgender youth have of primary care providers, specifically […]

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08/28/2018

Fear of Practitioner Bias and Confidentiality Breaches are Barriers to HIV Prevention among Transgender Youth, Study Finds

Celia B. Fisher, PhD, Director of Fordham University’s Center of Ethics and Education, explores transgender youth healthcare and HIV prevention in a recently published article titled:  Perceived Barriers to HIV Prevention Services for Transgender Youth. The article, published in the journal LGBT Health, examines the perceptions that transgender youth have of primary care providers, specifically […]

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08/24/2018

Ethics and Society Newsfeed – August 24, 2018

Bioethics/Medical Ethics Jahi McMath, Teen At Center Of Medical And Religious Debate On Brain Death, Has Died Jahi McMath, a brain-dead patient who had been on life support since 2013, died on June 22, 2018 because of liver failure. McMath’s situation sparked a debate over whether brain-dead patients are considered physically dead. Though McMath is […]

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