Tag: Art Caplan

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May 17, 2012

Caplan: Problems with At Home HIV Testing

Ultimately, at home HIV testing could be an important piece of HIV prevention and treatment. But there are important concerns about ethical gaps in at home testing for HIV says Arthur Caplan in his post on MSNBC.…

April 20, 2012

Caplan: Time to Think about IVF Baby Health

Art Caplan reflects on study published in Fertility and Sterility which indicated that IVF babies have a 37% higher risk of being born with a birth defect compared to naturally conceived children.…

April 10, 2012

Caplan on Prescription Drug Abuse

Today Art Caplan, in his MSNBC column, discusses the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in this country. But his conclusions would have a chilling effect upon physicians.  …

January 24, 2012

Caplan: Say No to Sterilization, Forced Abortion

Art Caplan discusses a troubling case regarding a 32-year-old pregnant woman known as “Mary Moe” who is pregnant for the third time and who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.…

January 9, 2012

Get Fit, For Your Corpse's Sake

Art Caplan reminds us in his column on MSNBC.com that its good to be skinny, whether dead or alive. The negative health consequences of obesity experienced during life linger on well into death, especially for those who want to donate their bodies to science.…

October 20, 2011

Food Fight: Industry versus the IOM

If we are what we eat, shouldn’t we know what we are, in fact, eating? This simple idea may be much harder to support than one would guess thanks to lobbying on the part of the food industry, says Arthur Caplan in his MSNBC column today.…

October 19, 2011

Arthur Caplan Says "No" To Prisoner Organs

In the October 2011 issue of AJOB, Arthur Caplan argues in his Target Article “The Use of Prisoners as Sources of Organs-An Ethically Dubious Practice” that the great demand for cadaveric organs for donation around the world does not justify harvesting them from prisoners.…

July 13, 2011

Is Child Obesity A Form of Child Abuse?

As Art Caplan states in his most recent MSNBC column, childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Whether the result of the food industry, food marketing to children, or lifestyle choices, children (as well as their parents) are getting fat at an alarming rate.…

March 4, 2011

Caplan's Legal Liability for Lax Vaccination

This week Arthur Caplan has made a highly provocative argument in his MSNBC Breaking Bioethics column: Anyone harmed by the New Mexico woman who had measles while traveling on an airplane should sue her for damages.…

February 4, 2011

Caplan Discusses Ghosts of Bioethics' Present, Past and Future

On Point of Inquiry, Art Caplan discusses how bioethics has “come of age” and what questions are likely to engage the field in the future.…