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05/27/2015

Roundtable Discussion: Improving Public Dialogue of Bioethics

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) closed its discussion of democratic deliberation in bioethics and bioethics education with a roundtable discussion involving Commission members and presenters. Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., Chair of the Bioethics Commission, kicked off the session by asking the panelists to share their thoughts on what the Bioethics […]

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05/27/2015

Bioethics Education from Three Viewpoints

This afternoon, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) turned its attention to three approaches for teaching bioethics. Emphasis on Empirical Methods Steven Joffe, M.D., M.P.H., the vice chair of Medical Ethics, Emanuel and Robert Hart Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and director of Penn Fellowship in Advanced […]

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05/27/2015

How to Elevate Bioethics Deliberations to a National Level

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) continued its discussion about democratic deliberation in bioethics and turned its attention to how bioethics issues are treated in the national dialogue, and the role of national bodies like the Bioethics Commission in fostering democratic deliberation on bioethi

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05/27/2015

MST3K is the perfect embodiment of postmodernism

The observers become part of the text. Criticism of the text exposes intertextual connections and undermines the intent of the author. Nothing in the text is treated with reverence, the forth wall is constantly broken, and reference to the film as a film while also taking its constructed reality at face value. Two of the observers [...]

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05/27/2015

Lessons from Democratic Deliberations

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) launched its discussion about democratic deliberation in bioethics this morning by focusing on how to connect theory to practice. The Bioethics Commission heard from James Fishkin, Ph.D., the Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication and director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy at […]

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05/27/2015

Brain Death Conference – Milwaukee

On Tuesday June 2,  the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities will host a day-long conference exploring issues surrounding brain death:  "Death by Brain Criteria."  

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05/27/2015

The Bioethics Commission Remembers Commission Member John D. Arras

Today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) remembered one of their own. Dr. John Arras, a member of the Bioethics Commission and the Porterfield Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Philosophy and Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia, passed away on March 9, 2015. “He enlivened our […]

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05/27/2015

Bioethics Commission Meeting 21: Live from Philadelphia

We are live from Philadelphia, blogging the 21st public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting today, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. At this meeting, the Bioethics Commission will discuss the role of deliberation and education in bioethics. The Bioethics […]

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05/27/2015

Father at Mt. Sinai [EOL in Art 17]

Max Ferguson's "My Father at Mt. Sinai" depicts his dad on a hospital bed, with a tube under his nose. The curtain in the foreground is a tallit (a Jewish prayer shawl).  I like that dad is mid-speech and engaged with the viewer.

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05/26/2015

New Zealand Case and New York Times Magazine Article Draw Attention to Physician Aid in Dying

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