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06/16/2016

Obamacare Reduced Racial Disparities in Healthcare Insurance

Research led by Stacey McMorrow (a former student of mine) shows that Obamacare was especially helpful in enabling black and Hispanic people obtain healthcare insurance: Disparities in insurance rates among either groups are declining:      

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06/16/2016

End of Life Law in Australia – New Website Resource to Help You Understand Law at End of Life

The QUT Australian Centre for Health Law Research has launched a new website collecting resources on end-of-life law. The website is designed to be used by patients, families, health and legal practitioners, the media, policymakers and the broader com...

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06/15/2016

Gender Indiscrimination

Steve Phillips has recently written in this blog about gender dysphoria and our culture’s struggle to respond consistently to it. Please see here for that discussion. North Carolina recently passed a law requiring individuals to use the bathroom of their biologic sex rather than their self-identified gender. This has resulted in claims of gender discrimination and gender phobia against those who do not wish to... // Read More »

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06/15/2016

Medical Futility Blog Exceeds 125,000 Monthly Pageviews

Direct pageviews of the Medical Futility Blog now exceed 125,000 per month.  And many read the blog through redistribution at Bioethics.net, Georgetown, and WestLaw.

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06/15/2016

Doctor Punished for Bringing Dead Back to Life (Asclepius)

Asclepius was the son of Apollo.  He was known for his medical powers and could even restore the dead back to life. But Hades got angry at the prospect of losing Underworld inhabitants.  So, Hades complained to Zeus.  Zeus agreed and st...

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06/14/2016

Reducing Tobacco Use Through Withdrawal Policies: When Should We Ban the Use of a Harmful Product?

Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD

In the first-year clinical skills course at our medical school, we offer a session on tobacco cessation. In this part of our course, we emphasize to our medical students the significant costs tobacco use incurs. The costs to health are now well documented. The financial costs are substantial as well. We teach our students that they can have a positive impact upon their patients’ health by utilizing motivational interviewing techniques and applying the 5 A’s of change (ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange). The students obtain some basic skills counseling patients on smoking cessation. They understand they can play a relevant role in addressing this major public health issue.…

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06/14/2016

Sacred and Profane: Balancing the sanctity of the human body with the mechanics of cadaver dissection

By Michael Dauzvardis Often heard on the first day of anatomy lab: “Oh— I’m so glad the cadaver doesn’t look real. It is gray and ashen.  The skin is wrinkled and the head is shaven. I can do this— I’ll make the first cut.” In fall, in medical schools across the country, students begin their […]

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06/14/2016

Need More Evidence the U.S. Healthcare Market Is Screwed Up?

In a healthy consumer market, people compare the price and quality of goods inside whether it’s worth paying extra money to get the best possible products. In healthcare, it’s often almost impossible to figure out what things cost. And when … Continue reading

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06/14/2016

Patient Rights in the ICU

My chapter, "Patient Rights in the ICU" is now available in the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care (2 ed.). This chapter proceeds in seven stages. First, it explains the nature and source of patient rights. Secondly, it analyses the scope of patient ri...

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06/13/2016

APHA Ethics Section Interview with Dr. Celia B. Fisher on Conversion Therapy Report

The following is an interview with the American Public Health Association’s Ethics Section with Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher who served as an advisor for a White House panel on conversion therapy. In April … Continue reading

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