Bioethics.net » Cultural http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:11:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Pot http://www.bioethics.net/news/fewer-painkiller-deaths-in-states-with-medical-pot/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fewer-painkiller-deaths-in-states-with-medical-pot/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:30:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52343 http://www.bioethics.net/news/fewer-painkiller-deaths-in-states-with-medical-pot/feed/ 0 California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-would-let-birth-certificates-reflect-same-sex-parents/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-would-let-birth-certificates-reflect-same-sex-parents/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:20:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52304 http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-would-let-birth-certificates-reflect-same-sex-parents/feed/ 0 Westboro Baptist Church’s Plan To Protest Robin Williams’ Funeral Thwarted By Love http://www.bioethics.net/news/westboro-baptist-churchs-plan-to-protest-robin-williams-funeral-thwarted-by-love/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/westboro-baptist-churchs-plan-to-protest-robin-williams-funeral-thwarted-by-love/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:41:10 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52285 http://www.bioethics.net/news/westboro-baptist-churchs-plan-to-protest-robin-williams-funeral-thwarted-by-love/feed/ 0 Film documents rise and fall of a genome matching service – and poses tough ethical questions http://www.bioethics.net/news/film-documents-rise-and-fall-of-a-genome-matching-service-and-poses-tough-ethical-questions/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/film-documents-rise-and-fall-of-a-genome-matching-service-and-poses-tough-ethical-questions/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:31:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52253 http://www.bioethics.net/news/film-documents-rise-and-fall-of-a-genome-matching-service-and-poses-tough-ethical-questions/feed/ 0 No Laughing Matter http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/no-laughing-matter/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/no-laughing-matter/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:39:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52247 Nanette Elster, JD, MPH

Like many people around the world, I was shocked to hear about the death of Robin Williams. An Academy-award winner, brilliant comedian, and the host of Comic Relief, he was beloved by millions. I can’t help however think about how tragic it is that it took his terrible suicide to cause our country to recognize the pervasiveness and damage of depression. Recently, the media has saturated us with stories about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We can all engage in discussions about Ebola ranging from ethics to economics.…

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Lessons from France: Decision-Making At the End-of-Life http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/lessons-from-france-decision-making-at-the-end-of-life/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/lessons-from-france-decision-making-at-the-end-of-life/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:27:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52241 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the United States, the notion of autonomy is held in high regard. Since the development of patient’s rights in the early 1970s, the notion that an individual has the capacity of self-governance is a cornerstone of medical ethics and a standard of medical care. But that idea has not always been held. In the early and middle parts of the 20th Century, patients were often not told about terminal diagnoses. The joke about doctors curing through the words, “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” derives from the practice that patients were not only not told about their conditions, but were also given treatments without any discussion of what the drugs would do (or not do).…

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France passes sweeping gender equality law http://www.bioethics.net/news/france-passes-sweeping-gender-equality-law/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/france-passes-sweeping-gender-equality-law/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:56:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52210 http://www.bioethics.net/news/france-passes-sweeping-gender-equality-law/feed/ 0 The Ethics of Physician Drug Test: Why It’s a Bad Idea http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/the-ethics-of-physician-drug-test-why-its-a-bad-idea/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/the-ethics-of-physician-drug-test-why-its-a-bad-idea/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:09:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52203 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Pilots do it. Train conductors, air traffic controllers, TSA agents, police offices, fire fighters, Olympic athletes and long haul truckers do it. In eleven states, some recipients of public aid even have to do it. So shouldn’t health providers have to do it?

“It,” of course is drug testing, often random and sometimes for suspicion of use. Jobs that are charged with taking care of the safety of the public (or sometimes that benefit from the public dole) are often drug tested throughout their careers to ensure that they are not using drugs.…

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Australian couple ‘leave disabled baby with Thai surrogate’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/australian-couple-leave-disabled-baby-with-thai-surrogate/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/australian-couple-leave-disabled-baby-with-thai-surrogate/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:32:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52197 http://www.bioethics.net/news/australian-couple-leave-disabled-baby-with-thai-surrogate/feed/ 0 Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men? http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-do-women-live-longer-than-men/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-do-women-live-longer-than-men/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:25:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52187 http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-do-women-live-longer-than-men/feed/ 0 Repeal Prohibition, Again http://www.bioethics.net/news/repeal-prohibition-again/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/repeal-prohibition-again/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:55:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52175 http://www.bioethics.net/news/repeal-prohibition-again/feed/ 0 Legalizing pot has not spurred use among U.S. teens: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/legalizing-pot-has-not-spurred-use-among-u-s-teens-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/legalizing-pot-has-not-spurred-use-among-u-s-teens-study/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:29:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52167 http://www.bioethics.net/news/legalizing-pot-has-not-spurred-use-among-u-s-teens-study/feed/ 0 Florida support for medical marijuana stays near 90 percent: poll http://www.bioethics.net/news/florida-support-for-medical-marijuana-stays-near-90-percent-poll/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/florida-support-for-medical-marijuana-stays-near-90-percent-poll/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:30:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52168 http://www.bioethics.net/news/florida-support-for-medical-marijuana-stays-near-90-percent-poll/feed/ 0 Gordon College Faces Review Over Request For Ability To Discriminate http://www.bioethics.net/news/gordon-college-faces-review-over-request-for-ability-to-discriminate/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/gordon-college-faces-review-over-request-for-ability-to-discriminate/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:22:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52043 http://www.bioethics.net/news/gordon-college-faces-review-over-request-for-ability-to-discriminate/feed/ 0 Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study Finds http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:20:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52042 http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/feed/ 0 The Principle of Equivalence Reconsidered: Assessing the Relevance of the Principle of Equivalence in Prison Medicine http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-principle-of-equivalence-reconsidered-assessing-the-relevance-of-the-principle-of-equivalence-in-prison-medicine/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-principle-of-equivalence-reconsidered-assessing-the-relevance-of-the-principle-of-equivalence-in-prison-medicine/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:36:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=52016 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-principle-of-equivalence-reconsidered-assessing-the-relevance-of-the-principle-of-equivalence-in-prison-medicine/feed/ 0 Observations on the Nature and Extent of Injustice in the American Prison System http://www.bioethics.net/articles/observations-on-the-nature-and-extent-of-injustice-in-the-american-prison-system/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/observations-on-the-nature-and-extent-of-injustice-in-the-american-prison-system/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:31:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=52015 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/observations-on-the-nature-and-extent-of-injustice-in-the-american-prison-system/feed/ 0 U.S. Democrats aim to turn contraception into campaign drive http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-democrats-aim-to-turn-contraception-into-campaign-drive/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-democrats-aim-to-turn-contraception-into-campaign-drive/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:15:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52007 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-democrats-aim-to-turn-contraception-into-campaign-drive/feed/ 0 Enter the Corporate Congress: SCOTUS & FACEBOOK http://www.bioethics.net/2014/07/enter-the-corporate-congress-scotus-facebook/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/07/enter-the-corporate-congress-scotus-facebook/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 03:01:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51962 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

PART 1: SCOTUS
One of the facts that hiring managers are taught is that you can never ask a potential employee about their religion (among other protected areas) unless the candidate brings it up. But after this week, any job candidate would be wise to ask their potential employer about his/her/its (in the case of corporations) religious beliefs.

Who one works for is increasingly determining not only what health care coverage you have but also what laws you have to follow and what legal protections you have.…

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Fact vs. Fiction: Judge Upholds Barring Unvaccinated Children from Public Schools http://www.bioethics.net/2014/06/fact-vs-fiction-judge-upholds-barring-unvaccinated-children-from-public-schools/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/06/fact-vs-fiction-judge-upholds-barring-unvaccinated-children-from-public-schools/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:31:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51936 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Vaccination is one of the great success stories of public health. People who receive vaccinations against disease are far less likely to contract that disease. In 1900, 30.4% of all deaths from infectious disease were to children under the age of 5 and the top three causes of death were pneumonia, tuberculosis and diarrhea-enteritis. By 2010, the only infectious disease in the top ten list was influenza and pneumonia at 9th place. In 2012, 91.4% of adolescents are immunized for measles, mumps & rubella, 92.8% for Hep B, and many others.…

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MEDICAL FUTILITY, THEN AND NOW http://www.bioethics.net/2014/06/medical-futility-then-and-now/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/06/medical-futility-then-and-now/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:22:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51830 by Barron H. Lerner, M.D., Ph.D.

When an article promoting the idea of medical futility appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 1990, my father was thrilled.  He believed the term was an apt description of the end-stage cases he too often saw as an infectious diseases consultant, in which he was expected to prescribe progressively more complicated antibiotic regimens to severely ill patients with no hope of recovery.

The concept of medical futility has achieved mixed success.  Advocates have promoted it as a way to discourage aggressive treatment of medical conditions that are not reversible. …

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Patient and Citizen Participation in Health: The Need for Improved Ethical Support http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patient-and-citizen-participation-in-health-the-need-for-improved-ethical-support/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patient-and-citizen-participation-in-health-the-need-for-improved-ethical-support/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:58:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=51727 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patient-and-citizen-participation-in-health-the-need-for-improved-ethical-support/feed/ 0 Trigger Warning: This Post May Ask You To Think http://www.bioethics.net/2014/05/trigger-warning-this-post-may-ask-you-to-think/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/05/trigger-warning-this-post-may-ask-you-to-think/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 22:31:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51680 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Unless you spend time looking at news and blogs on academia, you may have missed the most recent debate over the use of “Trigger Warnings” in college courses. These are notices in a syllabus that a class in general or a session in particular will be dealing with material that some individuals may find disturbing or that may trigger them to re-experience a past trauma.  Such warnings alert readers that they might find a posting to cause a negative reaction.…

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What we are forgetting in the case of Jahi McMath: Culture and its impact on medical decision-making http://www.bioethics.net/2014/05/what-we-are-forgetting-in-the-case-of-jahi-mcmath-culture-and-its-impact-on-medical-decision-making/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/05/what-we-are-forgetting-in-the-case-of-jahi-mcmath-culture-and-its-impact-on-medical-decision-making/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 06:35:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51617 by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

Like many others, I followed the very unfortunate case of Jahi McMath. McMath is a 13 year-old black child who went into cardiac arrest and suffered irreparable brain damage after undergoing a tonsillectomy to relieve sleep apnea. Her story was frequently in the news as a battle between Children’s Hospital Oakland, where her surgery was held and whose recommendation to discontinue all life-saving practices conflicted with her parents’ desires to keep her on life support. This battle of conflicting desires has different components, with the major components being legal and medical.…

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N.I.H. Tells Researchers to End Sex Bias in Early Studies http://www.bioethics.net/news/n-i-h-tells-researchers-to-end-sex-bias-in-early-studies/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/n-i-h-tells-researchers-to-end-sex-bias-in-early-studies/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 21:15:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51584 http://www.bioethics.net/news/n-i-h-tells-researchers-to-end-sex-bias-in-early-studies/feed/ 0 Ethical Conditions for Transnational Gestational Surrogacy in Asia http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethical-conditions-for-transnational-gestational-surrogacy-in-asia/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethical-conditions-for-transnational-gestational-surrogacy-in-asia/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 18:06:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=51566 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethical-conditions-for-transnational-gestational-surrogacy-in-asia/feed/ 0 U.S. Views of Technology and the Future http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-views-of-technology-and-the-future/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-views-of-technology-and-the-future/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:49:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51409 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-views-of-technology-and-the-future/feed/ 0 National Health Care Decisions: A Week of Dying in America http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/national-health-care-decisions-a-week-of-dying-in-america/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/national-health-care-decisions-a-week-of-dying-in-america/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:26:41 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51364 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This week is host is National Healthcare Decisions Day. The goal of this April 16th event is to “inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” Events are being held nation-wide to encourage people to complete advance directive forms as well as to have conversations with their friends and family about end-of-life health care wishes.

The latest study shows that 26% of people in general have completed advance directives.…

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Pharmaceutical or Illegal Drug: The Bizarre Case of Marijuana http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/pharmaceutical-or-illegal-drug-the-bizarre-case-of-marijuana/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/pharmaceutical-or-illegal-drug-the-bizarre-case-of-marijuana/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:45:27 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51281 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

After gay marriage, one of the most controversial issues in the United States today is the issue of marijuana. Twenty-one states have passed laws or referendums legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Two states (Washington and Colorado) have legalized small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Sixteen other states have pending legislation. Some of these states allow physicians to prescribe it while others permit physicians to recommend it by certifying that a patient has a qualifying condition.…

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Hawaii police urge lawmakers to let undercover cops have sex with prostitutes http://www.bioethics.net/news/hawaii-police-urge-lawmakers-to-let-undercover-cops-have-sex-with-prostitutes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/hawaii-police-urge-lawmakers-to-let-undercover-cops-have-sex-with-prostitutes/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:46:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50928 http://www.bioethics.net/news/hawaii-police-urge-lawmakers-to-let-undercover-cops-have-sex-with-prostitutes/feed/ 0 10 Happy Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness http://www.bioethics.net/news/10-happy-ways-to-celebrate-the-international-day-of-happiness/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/10-happy-ways-to-celebrate-the-international-day-of-happiness/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:44:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50917 http://www.bioethics.net/news/10-happy-ways-to-celebrate-the-international-day-of-happiness/feed/ 0 My Neighborhood Makes It Easier to Get Pregnant Than To Go To College http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-neighborhood-makes-it-easier-to-get-pregnant-than-to-go-to-college/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-neighborhood-makes-it-easier-to-get-pregnant-than-to-go-to-college/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:43:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50916 http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-neighborhood-makes-it-easier-to-get-pregnant-than-to-go-to-college/feed/ 0 The Ethics of Advertising for Health Care Services http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-ethics-of-advertising-for-health-care-services/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-ethics-of-advertising-for-health-care-services/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:26:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=50909 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-ethics-of-advertising-for-health-care-services/feed/ 0 Health conspiracy theories are widely believed http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-conspiracy-theories-are-widely-believed/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-conspiracy-theories-are-widely-believed/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:01:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50901 http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-conspiracy-theories-are-widely-believed/feed/ 0 Military wife drops more than 100 pounds to surprise husband http://www.bioethics.net/news/military-wife-drops-more-than-100-pounds-to-surprise-husband/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/military-wife-drops-more-than-100-pounds-to-surprise-husband/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:03:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50868 http://www.bioethics.net/news/military-wife-drops-more-than-100-pounds-to-surprise-husband/feed/ 0 Americans believe marijuana is LESS harmful than sugar, says new survey http://www.bioethics.net/news/americans-believe-marijuana-is-less-harmful-than-sugar-says-new-survey/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/americans-believe-marijuana-is-less-harmful-than-sugar-says-new-survey/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:47:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50837 http://www.bioethics.net/news/americans-believe-marijuana-is-less-harmful-than-sugar-says-new-survey/feed/ 0 In a bad mood? Your social networks might be to blame http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-a-bad-mood-your-social-networks-might-be-to-blame/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-a-bad-mood-your-social-networks-might-be-to-blame/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:44:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50836 http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-a-bad-mood-your-social-networks-might-be-to-blame/feed/ 0 6 Proposals Denying Service to Gays You Haven’t Heard About http://www.bioethics.net/news/6-proposals-denying-service-to-gays-you-havent-heard-about/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/6-proposals-denying-service-to-gays-you-havent-heard-about/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:01:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50730 http://www.bioethics.net/news/6-proposals-denying-service-to-gays-you-havent-heard-about/feed/ 0 Women Still Left Out of Medical Research: Report http://www.bioethics.net/news/women-still-left-out-of-medical-research-report/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/women-still-left-out-of-medical-research-report/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:08:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50749 http://www.bioethics.net/news/women-still-left-out-of-medical-research-report/feed/ 0 Intersextion: Germany Allows Parents to Choose “No Sex” on Birth Certificate http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/intersextion-germany-allows-parents-to-choose-no-sex-on-birth-certificate/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/intersextion-germany-allows-parents-to-choose-no-sex-on-birth-certificate/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:48:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50715 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In Jeffrey Eugenides Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Middlesex, readers are introduced to a protagonist, Cal Stephanides, who is male with female traits. This best seller helped to bring into the mainstream consciousness the notion of people who are born intersex—having characteristics of male and female sex organs. Or more generally, a person born with sex organs that fall outside what is considered the male or female norm. For example, a girl with a very large clitoris, or a boy with a very small penis or scrotum that looks more like labia.…

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Freedom for the corporation, religious servitude for the individual http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/freedom-for-the-corporation-religious-servitude-for-the-individual/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/freedom-for-the-corporation-religious-servitude-for-the-individual/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:16:49 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50602 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Many women in this country gained insurance coverage for their contraceptive costs under the controversial Affordable Care Act (ACA). One of the many challenges that have been levied against this law is the so-called contraceptive mandate, a requirement that all employer-sponsored plans cover the costs of contraceptives.

When it was announced, this mandate caused uproar from religious communities that believe contraception is immoral. In response, the Obama Administration altered the ACA to exempt health plans sponsored by religious employers, mostly houses of worship, from using their funds to pay for contraception.…

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Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-pregnancy-rates-much-higher-for-girls-with-serious-mental-illness-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-pregnancy-rates-much-higher-for-girls-with-serious-mental-illness-study/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:44:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50544 http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-pregnancy-rates-much-higher-for-girls-with-serious-mental-illness-study/feed/ 0 Brave New Love: The Threat of High-Tech “Conversion” Therapy and the Bio-Oppression of Sexual Minorities http://www.bioethics.net/articles/brave-new-love-the-threat-of-high-tech-conversion-therapy-and-the-bio-oppression-of-sexual-minorities/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/brave-new-love-the-threat-of-high-tech-conversion-therapy-and-the-bio-oppression-of-sexual-minorities/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:09:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=50497 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/brave-new-love-the-threat-of-high-tech-conversion-therapy-and-the-bio-oppression-of-sexual-minorities/feed/ 0 Drug traffickers deal lethal blow to Central American forests, study says http://www.bioethics.net/news/drug-traffickers-deal-lethal-blow-to-central-american-forests-study-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/drug-traffickers-deal-lethal-blow-to-central-american-forests-study-says/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:47:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50397 http://www.bioethics.net/news/drug-traffickers-deal-lethal-blow-to-central-american-forests-study-says/feed/ 0 Obama: Marijuana No More Dangerous Than Alcohol http://www.bioethics.net/news/obama-marijuana-no-more-dangerous-than-alcohol/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/obama-marijuana-no-more-dangerous-than-alcohol/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:01:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50293 http://www.bioethics.net/news/obama-marijuana-no-more-dangerous-than-alcohol/feed/ 0 Racism May Speed Cellular Aging In African American Men http://www.bioethics.net/news/racism-may-speed-cellular-aging-in-african-american-men/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/racism-may-speed-cellular-aging-in-african-american-men/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:50:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50066 http://www.bioethics.net/news/racism-may-speed-cellular-aging-in-african-american-men/feed/ 0 Distinguishing Science from Nonsense http://www.bioethics.net/2013/12/distinguishing-science-from-nonsense/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/12/distinguishing-science-from-nonsense/#comments Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:18:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50055 by Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.

As Americans enter 2014 there is grave concern among our political leaders that we are lagging behind other nations in terms of our children’s’ scientific literacy.  This past December an international survey confirmed—too many American kids don’t understand science and they continue to fall behind children from other nations, many much poorer than we are in science and math skills.

Students in the United States slipped deeper in the last international science literacy rankings amid fast-growing competition abroad. …

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Can Hazing Make a Team Stronger? http://www.bioethics.net/news/can-hazing-make-a-team-stronger/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/can-hazing-make-a-team-stronger/#comments Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:27:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49790 http://www.bioethics.net/news/can-hazing-make-a-team-stronger/feed/ 0 U.S. directed medical professionals to ignore ethics, abuse detainees, report says http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-directed-medical-professionals-to-ignore-ethics-abuse-detainees-report-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-directed-medical-professionals-to-ignore-ethics-abuse-detainees-report-says/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:37:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49731 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-directed-medical-professionals-to-ignore-ethics-abuse-detainees-report-says/feed/ 0 If I Could Just Stop Loving You: Anti-Love Biotechnology and the Ethics of a Chemical Breakup http://www.bioethics.net/articles/if-i-could-just-stop-loving-you-anti-love-biotechnology-and-the-ethics-of-a-chemical-breakup/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/if-i-could-just-stop-loving-you-anti-love-biotechnology-and-the-ethics-of-a-chemical-breakup/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:19:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=49715 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/if-i-could-just-stop-loving-you-anti-love-biotechnology-and-the-ethics-of-a-chemical-breakup/feed/ 0