Tag: Bioethics Forum

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October 18, 2013

Getting By with a Little Help from Your Friends

If the mutilated body of one of your research subjects is discovered in a blood-soaked bathroom, who should investigate the death?  If you want to be cleared of blame, it’s useful if the investigation is led by a colleague from your own department.
October 15, 2013

Romanian Orphans: A Reconsideration of the Ethics of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project

Joseph J. Fins
October 8, 2013

Doctors Googling Patients

In the current issue of the Hastings Center Report, two teams of physicians and ethicists at Penn State consider the ethics of using online research and social networking tools to learn more about a patient who came to them with a request for a prophyl...
October 2, 2013

New Bioethics Education Resources: Read about Them Here; Find Them When the Government Shutdown Is Over

Susan Gilbert
September 26, 2013

“Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function” – Reason to Help, or Blame, the Poor?

“'The lower the caste,’ said Mr. Foster, ‘the shorter the oxygen.’ The first organ affected was the brain. After that the skeleton.” In Brave New World cognitive ability is carefully and intentionally bred out of the lowest rungs of society. ...
September 19, 2013

Charging Smokers Higher Health Insurance Rates: Is it Ethical?

Smoking-related illnesses cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars a year in health care expenditures and lost productivity, and claim hundreds of thousands of lives.” Given the enormous medical and economic toll of smoking, it is not s...
August 28, 2013

Support for Returning Results of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker Research

Susan Gilbert
July 26, 2013

The Supreme Court and the Fight Against AIDS

Lawrence O. Gostin
July 9, 2013

As Chimp Research is Phased Out, Will Other Animal Research Decline?

The institution of animal experimentation is a house of cards, and a stiff wind is blowing at last.  At a meeting last month about federal funding for science, former National Institutes of Health director  Elias Zerhouni admitted that experimentin...
July 2, 2013

“Undocumented Doctors” and the Health of the Dreamers

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s recent announcement that it would accept applications from Dreamers – young undocumented immigrants eligible for Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status – is an innovative and wel...

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