Blog Posts (9)
May 23, 2013
Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.
When surfing online forums, I have become accustomed to expecting the unexpected; however, coming across a website about new economic currencies, I was surprised to find a forum entitled ‘Medical Consult for Bitcoins.’ On this forum, individuals have written about their medical problems, agreeing to pay for medical advice posted in a response by a fellow member of the anonymous online community. Once receiving the advice, the ‘patient’ would then pay – not with Dollars, Euros, or even Groupons – but by ‘Bitcoin.’
‘Bitcoin’ is the name of the monetary unit within the world’s first fully online payment system or currency.…
May 9, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
If you’re a teen in North Carolina, a new bill before the legislature may make it more difficult for you to get sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, mental health counseling, pregnancy care or even substance abuse treatment.…
May 1, 2013
by Craig Klugman Ph.D.
Most of us know about the health risks of being obese. These include gallstones, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, stroke, sleep apnea, gout, arthritis, asthma, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and infertility.…
March 21, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
The way that the media reports on bioethics issues can have a strong influence on how information is presented and what conclusions the reporters offer to their readers and viewers.…
January 17, 2013
Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.
On December 16th, a 23 year-old female physiotherapy student was raped by six men on a private bus in New Delhi, India, while returning home from a movie theater.…
January 10, 2013
About a year ago, 19-year-old daughter, Danielle Zfat was diagnosed with a brain tumor. On Nov. 25th she was admitted to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Florida. On Jan. 1st her condition worsened and she was placed on life support.&nb...
April 3, 2012
From the Loyola University Chicago Neiswanger website:
Kevin O’Rourke, O.P., J.C.D., S.T.M., Dominican priest, canon lawyer, and health care ethicist died on Wednesday.…
February 12, 2010
What do you do when you are a Catholic hospital in value conflict? Ignore the Pope or ignore the indigent, the needs of American Catholics for birth control and abortions, and healthcare generally in conflict with the edicts of Rome?…
The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church. The results of this research are available though this website and our various educational and publishing activities, workshops and seminars.
The University of Wisconsin CDH is committed to developing culturally competent training programs and eliminating health disparities among minority and vulnerable populations.
?Buddhism and Medical Ethics: a Bibliographic Introduction? by James J. Hughes, Damien Keown (published in The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Vol. 2, 1995)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality (three issues of the journal are available for free)
Website on principles of Jewish law (Halachah) in Biblical, Talmudic and other works of Jewish scholarship as they relate to the general practice of medicine.
Provides a discussion forum for the ever-expanding world of possibilities opened by the advance of medical science in light of the milleniums-old Jewish ethical tradition.
This website engages in research and reflection, within the Catholic tradition, on moral issues arising in health care and the life sciences.
Free online journal. Contains full-text articles and extensive book reviews. No set publication dates. Articles and reviews are published as soon as they are received and a approved. Subscribers are notified when there is a new issue.
Issues in Islamic Medical Ethics is provided by the University of Virginia. The purpose of the site is to provide generally agreed upon guidelines in matters of medical practice and bioethics in accord with the five schools of Islamic Religious Law: the Maliki, Hanafi, Shafi'i, Hanbali and Ja'fari (Imami Shi'i).
?Slavery, Segregation and Racism: Trusting the Health Care System ain't Always Easy!? is a paper about the African American Perspective on bioethics and offers a chronicling of the use of African-Americans participants in research, and a history of American science and medicine.
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May 8, 2013 2:15 pm
Gun homicides have dropped steeply in the United States since their 1993 peak, a pair of reports released Tuesday showed, adding fuel to Congress’ battle over whether to tighten restrictions on firearms.
May 6, 2013 5:30 pm
At least one Wisconsin episcopal church has invited former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler for a speaking engagement in reaction to another congregation nixing a scheduled address by Butler because of his support for a gay NBA player.
May 2, 2013 7:55 pm
A congratulatory tweet to Jason Collins cost former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler $8,500 and a speaking engagement at a Wisconsin church.
May 1, 2013 1:38 pm
As more classrooms across the country roll out universal math and reading standards, a growing group of critics are pressing officials to slow their implementation or dump the learning goals entirely.
April 25, 2013 2:13 pm
West Virginia teenager who was arrested and suspended from school after he refused to remove an NRA T-shirt is back in class.
March 28, 2013 5:09 pm
A transgender high school student has had her application to a prestigious all-women’s college denied because she is tagged as legally male on government documents, prompting a vocal online and social media campaign on her behalf.
March 15, 2013 4:54 pm
If African-American researchers are ever to gain equal opportunities in science, even subtle cases of differential treatment must be stamped out.
March 13, 2013 2:13 pm
An ethics panel in France on Tuesday opposed the use of so-called sexual assistants for the disabled, an issue sparked by a true-to-life film recounting the experiences of a handicapped man.
March 12, 2013 12:54 pm
Fatty arteries may not just be a curse of modern unhealthy lifestyles, say researchers who used scans to look at the heart health of mummies.
February 12, 2013 12:23 pm
John Alleman, 52, who served as a pitchman for the fatty Las Vegas Grill, suffered a heart attack and was taken off life support on Monday. The burger joint’s owner said Alleman loved the restaurant and ate there every day.
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