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06/24/2015

Your New Liver Is Only A Learjet Away: First Of Three Parts

The forty million dollar Gulfstream jet landed at Memphis International airport in the early morning hours, its schedule hastily arranged earlier that day from Northern California, where the flight originated. Waiting on the tarmac was Dr. James Eason, head of … Continue reading

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06/24/2015

New Primer for Researchers on Neuroscience and Consent Capacity Now Available

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has posted to Bioethics.gov a new educational primer: this primer provides researchers with information on neuroscience and consent capacity. The module accompanies the Bioethics Commission’s two-volume report Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 1) and Gray Matters: Topics […]

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06/24/2015

Bioethics and Gnosticism

I am continuing to reflect on the ideas presented at the CBHD summer conference this past week. The talk that impacted me the most was given by Robert George on Thursday evening. His topic was Bioethics and Gnosticism. His focus was the distinction between different concepts of who we are as human beings. One way to think about who we are which is present in... // Read More »

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06/24/2015

Rats Have Empathy, But What About the Scientists Who Experiment on Them?

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06/24/2015

Process of Dying in 6 Paintings [EOL in Art 45]

A Swiss Oncologist shares six paintings by the Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (2002; 20:7: 1948-50). Hodler painted his wife before, during, and after her illness. He documented her wasting and eventual ...

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06/23/2015

Considering best care for extremely premature babies

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend a lecture given by Dr. Mark Mercurio of Yale University on making ethical decisions regarding the treatment of neonatal babies. Dr. Mercurio’s talk focused on the topic of aggressive treatment of extremely premature infants (22 – 25 week gestational age). Although I have devoted much of my time to researching beginning of life issues (predominantly... // Read More »

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06/23/2015

Jahi McMath Malpractice Lawsuit – June 2015 Update

As I blogged here in March 2015, the family of Jahi McMath filed a medical malpractice action against Oakland Children's Hospital and several individual clinicians.   Last week, the lead defendant, otolaryngologist Frederick Rosen, filed a d...

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06/23/2015

Time and Death [EOL in Art 44]

In this terracotta model, Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) shows Time dominating the skeletal figure of Death.   The Victoria & Albert Museum notes that this conveys the message that the passage of time confirms the immortality of the deceased...

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06/23/2015

NIH Emeritus Grant: Letting in the New Crop and Kicking the Old Out

<p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;"><span style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">Earlier this year, the NIH proposed a new idea to help sustain the biomedical research workforce through an “<a href="http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-064.html">Emeritus Award for Senior Researchers</a>” and solicited feedback from biomedical scientists</span><span style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">. The idea behind the Emeritus Award was to help senior investigators transition out of a position reliant on NIH support and to transfer the research to junior colleagues, or to close a lab down (Kaiser, 2015). The reason for creating such an award is to free up research money for younger and more junior researchers. But before going into what scientists thought about the Emeritus Award, I would like to describe the current system of research funding in the U.S.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;"><span style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">There are several prominent papers and reports that indicate that the biomedical research system in the U.S. is in crisis (Alberts et al., 2014; NSF, 2014; Holleman and Gritz, 2013; NIH, 2012; Martinson, 2011; Martinson, 2007). I just gave a lecture a few months back at a Career Symposium at my college to biomedical graduate students. The symposium had a panel of biomedical science trained speakers discuss alternate careers for biomedical students.</span></p> <p><strong style="color: #34405b; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">The Alden March Bioethics Institute offers a Master of Science in Bioethics, a Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics, and Graduate Certificates in Clinical Ethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation. For more information on AMBI's online graduate programs, please visit our <a style="color: #000099; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.amc.edu/Academic/bioethics/index.cfm">website</a>.</strong></p>

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06/22/2015

The Issue of Physician Motive in Physician-Assisted Suicide

Two responses to my June 8th post provide useful points of departure for further discussion about physician-assisted suicide (PAS). The first respondent argued that the Hippocratic Oath states that physicians should not give a “poison,” as opposed to stating that they should not give a “deadly drug.” The respondent’s claim was that inherent in the term “poison” was malintent, which would make the causation of... // Read More »

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