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09/23/2016

America Is Number…5 Out Of 5?

Here’s a picture from @RAdamsDudleyMD, one that, sadly, is consistent with many previous studies. The US doesn’t measure up in giving people access to medical care.

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09/23/2016

Health Care Decision Making for Unbefriended, Incapacitated Adults: A Value-Committed Policy Transfer Analysis

Despite the scope and prevalence of the problem, there is not much literature addressing the problem of incapacitated unrepresented patients.  One new 21-page article nicely summarized the issues. This article then zeroes in to assess two innova...

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09/23/2016

BioethicsTV: Ethicists go to the Good Place

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The Good Place: A new NBC comedy is not about medicine but about a selfish woman, Eleanor, who accidentally is brought to the “good place” after death. Surrounded by humanitarians and selfless people, she quickly realizes that she does not belong there. After learning that most people end up somewhere else and that it is a place of eternal torment, she wants to stay. She is introduced to her soul mate, Chidi, who turns out to be a professor of ethics and moral philosophy born in Senegal. To help her be worthy of staying, he begins tutoring her in moral philosophy.…

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09/22/2016

Did You Know That Obamacare Causes Diabetes? Here’s Why It Happens And Why It’s A Good Thing

Obamacare is a big, messy law with so many moving parts, it is often hard to tell how well it’s working. People debate whether it is killing jobs or creating them; they argue about whether it is lowering medical expenses … Continue reading

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09/22/2016

Patient Decision Aids – Certification Standards

Decision Aids Comment Through October 14 Thank you for your continued interest in the Decision Aids Project. The draft report (PDF) containing the Expert Panel's recommendations for national standards and a certificat...

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09/22/2016

Legal Briefing: Stopping Nonbeneficial Life-Sustaining Treatment without Consent

Check out my latest article in the Fall 2016 issue of The Journal of Clinical Ethics 27, no. 3 (Fall 2016): 254-64: "Legal Briefing: Stopping Non-beneficial Life-Sustaining Treatment without Consent." In the United States, authoritative legal guidance...

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09/21/2016

War Metaphors in Health Care: What Are They Good For?

by Kayhan Parsi, JD PhD

Protest singer Edwin Starr powerfully asked in the early 1970s: “War, what is it good for?” Apparently, it’s good enough to use in a variety of metaphorical turns of phrase. The war on poverty. The war on cancer. The war on Alzheimer’s. The war on drugs. The war metaphor seems irresistible. How else to elevate a social problem and make it the object of our intense focus and attention, not to mention financial support? These metaphors figure prominently in many areas of public life. Take policing. As scholars Peter Kraska and Victor Kappeler have stated about the use of military metaphors in policing: “The ideological filter encased within the war metaphor is ‘militarism,’ defined as a set of beliefs and values that stress the use of force and domination as appropriate means to solve problems and gain political power”.…

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09/21/2016

FDA Approval Brought To You By Popular Demand

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In a surprising move, the Food and Drug Administration approved Exondys, a drug that has not been proven to work, did not have a randomized control trial, and that recommended against  by an independent expert panel.  The approval was via the accelerated pathway “which provides for the approval of drugs that treat serious or life-threatening diseases and generally provide a meaningful advantage over existing treatment. Approval under this pathway can be based on adequate and well-controlled studies showing the drug has an effect on a surrogate endpoint that is reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit to patients.” You just need to show a likelihood of benefit, not proof that it works.…

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09/21/2016

Welcome Fall 2016 Master’s Students!

The Ethics and Society blog is delighted to welcome the following candidates to Fordham University’s Master of Arts in Ethics and Society: Kelly Collins graduated in 2011 with a BS in Philosophy and Political Science from Florida State University.  After moving to New York … Continue reading

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09/21/2016

Introducing New Deliberative Scenario and Teacher Companion from the Bioethics Commission: “Return of Genetic Research Results”

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has released two new educational materials, “Deliberative Scenario: The Return of Genetic Research Results” and “Teacher Companion for Deliberative Scenario: Return of Genetic Research Results.”

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