Tag: Art Caplan

Blog Posts (46)

November 19, 2009

Caplan: New Mammogram Recommendations Accurate, but Not Right

While the data may support pushing back the timeline for routine mammograms from age 40 to 50 for women, Arthur Caplan questions the decision in his most recent MSNBC column saying that “there is every reason to doubt that the numbers they compiled will be sufficient to overturn a medical practice that carries so much ethical weight for women.” More importantly, they probably shouldn’t.…

October 23, 2009

Bioethics Needs More Than Number Crunchers, says Caplan

Even as one trained in said number or data or fact crunching–whether you want to call us social scientists or empirical bioethicists or what have you–I do not take issue with Caplan’s essential view–bioethics needs more than just facts to do its job well–it needs those who can argue and educate as well, too.…

September 18, 2009

Caplan Canvasses the Globe for Lessons on Health Care

Why does the rest of the world get it when it comes to health care and we don’t? Perhaps we should take out our globes and world atlases and examine other countries to see how they do it and find some answers, suggests Arthur Caplan in his most recent MSNBC commentary.…

September 15, 2009

Caplan Says It's Time to Have a Joint in PA

Well, thirteen other states are already doing it, so why not Pennsylvania? It’s time for the Quaker State to loosen up and allow for the use of medical marijuana there, says bioethicist Arthur Caplan.…

July 22, 2009

Caplan Offers Reality Checks on Health Care Reform

What are the facts and fictions being bandied about in the debate over universal access to healthcare as promoted by President Obama’s health care plan?…

July 16, 2009

Is There a Fitness Requirement to Be Surgeon General?

Art Caplan asks whether you have to be thin to be S.G or whether it’s simply a “big job for a big lady” in today’s MSNBC column.…

April 28, 2009

Caplan: Controlling the Swine Flu Means Looking to Simple, Not Sexy, Lessons from the Past

Arthur Caplan says that we can learn a thing or two about controlling the current swine flu outbreak if we look backward to what worked in the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.…

March 9, 2009

Caplan Weighs In On Obama Stem Cell Policy

Arthur Caplan writes today in his MSNBC column that the US government finally has a “coherent stem cell policy.” To watch a video of President Obama’s announcement about lifting the stem cell research ban, click here.…

February 6, 2009

Don't Blame Momma.

Today from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Arthur Caplan has published an opinion piece on the issue that has all of bioethics (and the entire country) talking: the famous (or infamous) California octuplets.…

December 18, 2008

Caplan Discusses Bioethics and the Obama Presidency on NPR

Yesterday, Arthur Caplan discussed on NPR’s Fresh Air the array of bioethical issues that the Obama presidency is going to grapple with in the coming years.…