Bioethics.net » Cultural http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:06:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Women, minorities still underrepresented in medical specialties http://www.bioethics.net/news/women-minorities-still-underrepresented-in-medical-specialties/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/women-minorities-still-underrepresented-in-medical-specialties/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:05:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56220 http://www.bioethics.net/news/women-minorities-still-underrepresented-in-medical-specialties/feed/ 0 Legal case tests religious hospitals’ right to deny procedures http://www.bioethics.net/news/legal-case-tests-religious-hospitals-right-to-deny-procedures/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/legal-case-tests-religious-hospitals-right-to-deny-procedures/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:33:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56218 http://www.bioethics.net/news/legal-case-tests-religious-hospitals-right-to-deny-procedures/feed/ 0 The Private as Public: What it Means for Bioethics http://www.bioethics.net/2015/08/the-private-as-public-what-it-means-for-bioethics/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/08/the-private-as-public-what-it-means-for-bioethics/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:54:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=56172 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Today I was sitting in an outdoor coffee house and listened to the sounds around me. I heard the jackhammer from the street construction and the beep of a truck backing up. There was the gentleman working on his computer at the next table, playing music from his cell phone, out loud for everyone to hear. There were two women behind me (one actually moved so that she was next to me) speaking in very loud voices while one was convincing the other to use her as a web designer (and complaining about their boyfriends).…

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Yes, It’s True: Women Really Are Freezing Their Tails Off at Work http://www.bioethics.net/news/yes-its-true-women-really-are-freezing-their-tails-off-at-work/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/yes-its-true-women-really-are-freezing-their-tails-off-at-work/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:46:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56084 http://www.bioethics.net/news/yes-its-true-women-really-are-freezing-their-tails-off-at-work/feed/ 0 Man dies after police hogtie him at Mississippi concert http://www.bioethics.net/news/man-dies-after-police-hogtie-him-at-mississippi-concert/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/man-dies-after-police-hogtie-him-at-mississippi-concert/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:44:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=55954 http://www.bioethics.net/news/man-dies-after-police-hogtie-him-at-mississippi-concert/feed/ 0 Investigating Two Claims Against Planned Parenthood: Center of Medical Progress’s Secret Videos http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/investigating-two-claims-against-planned-parenthood-center-of-medical-progresss-secret-videos/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/investigating-two-claims-against-planned-parenthood-center-of-medical-progresss-secret-videos/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55867 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Before you being reading, I have a disclaimer: Growing up, my mother worked for Planned Parenthood. As a nurse, she practiced in their clinics offering well women services, counseling, and contraception. After many years, she went on to direct their clinic’s in vitro fertilization program. I also heard the word “Planned Parenthood” stated with a quick northeastern accent. Said that way, as a child, I thought the place was called “Plant Parenthood” and wondered what plants had to do with women’s health.…

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India set to become world’s most populous country by 2022 – U.N. http://www.bioethics.net/news/india-set-to-become-worlds-most-populous-country-by-2022-u-n/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/india-set-to-become-worlds-most-populous-country-by-2022-u-n/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:34:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=55951 http://www.bioethics.net/news/india-set-to-become-worlds-most-populous-country-by-2022-u-n/feed/ 0 High on the menu: cannabis spaghetti features at Italian foodfest http://www.bioethics.net/news/high-on-the-menu-cannabis-spaghetti-features-at-italian-foodfest/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/high-on-the-menu-cannabis-spaghetti-features-at-italian-foodfest/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:02:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=55822 http://www.bioethics.net/news/high-on-the-menu-cannabis-spaghetti-features-at-italian-foodfest/feed/ 0 On the Origins of Research Ethics: China and the West http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/on-the-origins-of-research-ethics-china-and-the-west/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/on-the-origins-of-research-ethics-china-and-the-west/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:23:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55743 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D

When I was a graduate student, I was fortunate to be one of five students chosen by the China Medical Board to attend an international bioethics conference between the U.S. and China in Beijing. We listened to talks on the philosophical bases of ethics in each country and culture. The U.S. laid its philosophical history on the doorsteps of the ancient Greek traditions such as Plato and Aristotle as well as later European thinkers such as Kant, Mill, and Bentham.…

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Cancer survivors may face barriers to adoption http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-survivors-may-face-barriers-to-adoption/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-survivors-may-face-barriers-to-adoption/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:28:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=55751 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-survivors-may-face-barriers-to-adoption/feed/ 0 A Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and West http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-scientific-ethical-divide-between-china-and-west/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-scientific-ethical-divide-between-china-and-west/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:40:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=55659 http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-scientific-ethical-divide-between-china-and-west/feed/ 0 In California, Vaccination is the Law http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/in-california-vaccination-is-the-law/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/in-california-vaccination-is-the-law/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:52:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55611 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This week, California governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 277. This law mandates vaccinations for all children who attend a school (public or private) in the state. The only exemption is when a physician certifies that a vaccine “is not considered safe for the child.” The big change in this new law is the removal of the “personal belief” exemption from vaccination. No longer can a religious or philosophical belief exempt a child from receiving an immunization.…

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Can An Advance Directive Ever Justify Cessation of Eating in an Alzheimer’s Patient? http://www.bioethics.net/2015/06/can-an-advance-directive-ever-justify-cessation-of-eating-in-an-alzheimers-patient/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/06/can-an-advance-directive-ever-justify-cessation-of-eating-in-an-alzheimers-patient/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:00:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55462 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Margot Bentley did what end-of-life care advocates say we should all do—she completed an advance directive. She wrote hers in 1991 when she was working as a nurse and stated that she did not resuscitation, surgery, respiratory support, or nutrition and hydration.

Today she is at the center of a legal battle in Canada. At age 83, she has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for the last 16 years. She is non-responsive. Her family wants to follow her wishes by stopping feeding and taking her home to die comfortably.…

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Bullied kids are more likely to be depressed years later http://www.bioethics.net/news/bullied-kids-are-more-likely-to-be-depressed-years-later/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/bullied-kids-are-more-likely-to-be-depressed-years-later/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 21:26:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=55466 http://www.bioethics.net/news/bullied-kids-are-more-likely-to-be-depressed-years-later/feed/ 0 Doubts About Study of Gay Canvassers Rattle the Field http://www.bioethics.net/news/doubts-about-study-of-gay-canvassers-rattle-the-field/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/doubts-about-study-of-gay-canvassers-rattle-the-field/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:38:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=55340 http://www.bioethics.net/news/doubts-about-study-of-gay-canvassers-rattle-the-field/feed/ 0 Quantified Self: Your Life in Data http://www.bioethics.net/2015/06/quantified-self-your-life-in-data/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/06/quantified-self-your-life-in-data/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 08:04:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55283 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

How much did you sleep last night? How many calories did you burn? How many steps did you walk? What was your average resting heart rate? How many calories did you consume? What was your blood oxygen level? If you were a part of the “Quantified Self” movement, then you would have all of these numbers logged on your wearable, your mobile, your phone, your tablet, and your laptop.

The Quantified Self movement is an attempt to use technology to keep track of all physiological aspects of a person’s life.…

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“Should I feel badly that I acted unethically?” http://www.bioethics.net/2015/05/should-i-feel-badly-that-i-acted-unethically/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/05/should-i-feel-badly-that-i-acted-unethically/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 21:01:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55223 Ms. Barnard is a business woman who has opened a medical clinic across the street from an existing facility. She suspects that the Other Clinic is “playing unfairly” by not having a physician on site. Since a physician costs a lot of money to employ, the Other Clinic could be undercutting the competition if this were true as well as violating their state license. Ms. Barnard asks her employee, Roger, to visit Other Clinic posing as a patient and seeing if indeed there was a physician present.…

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U.S. anti-legalization group urges more access to marijuana research http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-anti-legalization-group-urges-more-access-to-marijuana-research/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-anti-legalization-group-urges-more-access-to-marijuana-research/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 15:15:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=55278 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-anti-legalization-group-urges-more-access-to-marijuana-research/feed/ 0 Dare to Fail http://www.bioethics.net/2015/05/dare-to-fail/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/05/dare-to-fail/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 22:10:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55126 by Craig M. Klugman

Failure

  1. The fact of becoming exhausted or running short, giving way under trial, breaking down in health, declining in strength or activity, etc.
  2. The act of failing to effect one’s purpose; want of success; an instance of this. (Oxford English Dictionary 2015, entry 67663)

There is not enough failure in our modern world. I am not talking about the kind of failure that comes from not trying or being neglectful, but rather the failure that comes from working hard to achieve a goal and not making the mark.…

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A Case for Viewing The Baltimore Protests as a Bioethics Issue http://www.bioethics.net/2015/05/a-case-for-viewing-the-baltimore-protests-as-a-bioethics-issue/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/05/a-case-for-viewing-the-baltimore-protests-as-a-bioethics-issue/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 22:17:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=54964 by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

Freddie Gray’s Death
On April 12, 2015, Freddie Gray, a twenty-five year old black man was arrested and placed in a police van in Baltimore, Maryland for carrying a switchblade (Baltimore State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby later announced that Gray was legally carrying a knife). Perhaps one of the more troubling aspects of Gray’s fateful police van ride was that officers reportedly observed Gray’s unresponsive body on the floor of the police van but still did not take him to see a medic.…

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Medical marijuana farm blooms in conservative Chile http://www.bioethics.net/news/medical-marijuana-farm-blooms-in-conservative-chile/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/medical-marijuana-farm-blooms-in-conservative-chile/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:58:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54907 http://www.bioethics.net/news/medical-marijuana-farm-blooms-in-conservative-chile/feed/ 0 Tension between gay, religious rights plays out at top U.S. court http://www.bioethics.net/news/tension-between-gay-religious-rights-plays-out-at-top-u-s-court/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/tension-between-gay-religious-rights-plays-out-at-top-u-s-court/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:05:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54911 http://www.bioethics.net/news/tension-between-gay-religious-rights-plays-out-at-top-u-s-court/feed/ 0 Finding LGBT-competent doctors may be difficult http://www.bioethics.net/news/finding-lgbt-competent-doctors-may-be-difficult/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/finding-lgbt-competent-doctors-may-be-difficult/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:14:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54860 http://www.bioethics.net/news/finding-lgbt-competent-doctors-may-be-difficult/feed/ 0 Academics rate women job applicants higher than identical men: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/academics-rate-women-job-applicants-higher-than-identical-men-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/academics-rate-women-job-applicants-higher-than-identical-men-study/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:15:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54734 http://www.bioethics.net/news/academics-rate-women-job-applicants-higher-than-identical-men-study/feed/ 0 California bill banning child vaccine exemptions moves ahead http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-banning-child-vaccine-exemptions-moves-ahead/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-banning-child-vaccine-exemptions-moves-ahead/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:34:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54694 http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-banning-child-vaccine-exemptions-moves-ahead/feed/ 0 South Carolina Shooting Increases Calls for Police Body Cameras http://www.bioethics.net/news/south-carolina-shooting-increases-calls-for-police-body-cameras/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/south-carolina-shooting-increases-calls-for-police-body-cameras/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:27:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54637 http://www.bioethics.net/news/south-carolina-shooting-increases-calls-for-police-body-cameras/feed/ 0 For ex-Marine Roman Baca, ballet promotes healing http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-ex-marine-roman-baca-ballet-promotes-healing/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-ex-marine-roman-baca-ballet-promotes-healing/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:13:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54636 http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-ex-marine-roman-baca-ballet-promotes-healing/feed/ 0 My three daughters are autistic. I despise Autism Awareness Month. http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-three-daughters-are-autistic-i-despise-autism-awareness-month/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-three-daughters-are-autistic-i-despise-autism-awareness-month/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:12:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54635 http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-three-daughters-are-autistic-i-despise-autism-awareness-month/feed/ 0 A year later, no reefer madness in Colorado http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-year-later-no-reefer-madness-in-colorado/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-year-later-no-reefer-madness-in-colorado/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:31:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54555 http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-year-later-no-reefer-madness-in-colorado/feed/ 0 Frankie Grande: Smoking ‘Ain’t Cute,’ Guys http://www.bioethics.net/news/frankie-grande-smoking-aint-cute-guys/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/frankie-grande-smoking-aint-cute-guys/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:26:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54554 http://www.bioethics.net/news/frankie-grande-smoking-aint-cute-guys/feed/ 0 Terri Schiavo: Ten Years Later http://www.bioethics.net/2015/03/terri-schiavo-ten-years-later/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/03/terri-schiavo-ten-years-later/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:21:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=54537 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Today acknowledges the tenth anniversary since the final death of Terri Schiavo. Her feeding tube was removed on March 18 and her body took its last breath on March 31, 2005.

This case was one of the most divisive in bioethics history. The issues in this case of removing feeding tubes and deciding who was the appropriate decision-maker had been largely settled by previous cases and experiences. What made this case unique was that a private family matter was thrust onto the international stage by political and money interests who saw an opportunity to further their own agendas at the cost of a family’s privacy and dignity.…

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Brazil passes femicide law to tackle rise in gender killings http://www.bioethics.net/news/brazil-passes-femicide-law-to-tackle-rise-in-gender-killings/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/brazil-passes-femicide-law-to-tackle-rise-in-gender-killings/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:35:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54307 http://www.bioethics.net/news/brazil-passes-femicide-law-to-tackle-rise-in-gender-killings/feed/ 0 Comedy and medicine: Why we mock parents who don’t vaccinate their children http://www.bioethics.net/2015/03/comedy-and-medicine-why-we-mock-parents-who-dont-vaccinate-their-children/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/03/comedy-and-medicine-why-we-mock-parents-who-dont-vaccinate-their-children/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:15:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=54208 By Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

In a recent episode of his late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel, father and comedian, included a segment in which real physicians mock parents who do not vaccinate their children in a mock public service announcement. Because Kimmel said it best, here is a long quote from his opening segment:

“If you are one of these anti-vaccine people you probably aren’t going  to take medical advice from a talk show host…and I don’t expect you to. But I would expect you to take medical advice from almost every doctor in the world…See the thing about doctors is they didn’t learn about the human body from their friends’ Facebook page.…

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How Medicine Has Fared Under ISIS http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/how-medicine-has-fared-under-isis/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/how-medicine-has-fared-under-isis/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:51:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=54105 by Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.

Like much of the world, I find myself reading daily news stories about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). This is a militant group that has conquered much of the territory of Syria and Iraq. They have created an Islamic state, or caliphate, run by sharia law. According to news reports, Western youth are heading to Syria to join ISIS attracted by the ideas, the adventure, belonging to a group, or generally feeling disillusioned.…

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What should docs do with parents who don’t vaccinate? http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/what-should-docs-do-with-parents-who-dont-vaccinate/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/what-should-docs-do-with-parents-who-dont-vaccinate/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:14:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=54044 by Jenna Lillemoe, B.A.
by Arthur Caplan , Ph.D.

This year has marked the largest measles outbreak in decades with over 102 cases documented since December. This outbreak is a product of the anti-vaccination trend that has dramatically decreased vaccination compliance rates in children. Parents no longer follow the guidance of their pediatricians or believe the scientific evidence that vaccinations work without adverse effects. Pediatricians and family medicine physicians are then tasked with caring for these unvaccinated children. Because there is no set policy of how to manage caring for non-vaccinated children, we were interested in attempting to critically analyze how physicians manage non-vaccinated children.…

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The Oscars: Hollywood’s Biggest Night and Why it Matters to Medicine and Public Health http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/the-oscars-hollywoods-biggest-night-and-why-it-matters-to-medicine-and-public-health/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/the-oscars-hollywoods-biggest-night-and-why-it-matters-to-medicine-and-public-health/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 01:53:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=54003 by Macey Henderson and Jennifer Chevinsky

The Oscars, or the glamorous Academy Awards, are known as the biggest night for Hollywood’s actors and for its big ratings for the mass media. For days following this gala, the media reports on the outfits worn, Oscars won, and perhaps most passionately, they begin to critique the process and decisions of the prestigious American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (i.e. “The Academy”).  But why should the medical and public health community care about the Academy, the big name nominees, or the ultimate winners?…

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Measles outbreak: Vaccination exemption would end under proposed California law http://www.bioethics.net/news/measles-outbreak-vaccination-exemption-would-end-under-proposed-california-law/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/measles-outbreak-vaccination-exemption-would-end-under-proposed-california-law/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:11:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53978 http://www.bioethics.net/news/measles-outbreak-vaccination-exemption-would-end-under-proposed-california-law/feed/ 0 Don’t Weasel Out of the Measles Vaccine http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/dont-weasel-out-of-the-measles-vaccine/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/dont-weasel-out-of-the-measles-vaccine/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:00:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53877 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

By now, you have most likely been inundated with news about the measles outbreak tied to Disneyland in California. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, there have been 102 cases of the measles linked to Disneyland through either primary exposure (they were exposed directly) or secondary exposure (they were exposed to someone who had primary exposure) in 15 states. The state of Arizona alone is monitoring over 1,000 people at risk.

The latest turn in this continuing debate is parents of immune-comprised children begging their neighbors to immunize their children.…

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Ritual Male Infant Circumcision and Human Rights http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ritual-male-infant-circumcision-and-human-rights/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ritual-male-infant-circumcision-and-human-rights/#comments Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:01:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=54037 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ritual-male-infant-circumcision-and-human-rights/feed/ 0 Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society http://www.bioethics.net/news/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:58:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53824 http://www.bioethics.net/news/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/feed/ 0 Genetic Testing and Tribal Identity http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-testing-and-tribal-identity/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-testing-and-tribal-identity/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:54:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53822 http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-testing-and-tribal-identity/feed/ 0 Writing Your Way to Happiness http://www.bioethics.net/news/writing-your-way-to-happiness/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/writing-your-way-to-happiness/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:52:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53820 http://www.bioethics.net/news/writing-your-way-to-happiness/feed/ 0 Can Bioethicists (in Good Conscience) Watch the NFL? http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/can-bioethicists-in-good-conscience-watch-the-nfl/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/can-bioethicists-in-good-conscience-watch-the-nfl/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53752 by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

Every year the National Football League (NFL) makes between an estimated $7 billion- $9 billion making it the most profitable American professional sports league. The players are arguably what attracts most people to the game and how the league makes its money, whether that be through game attendance or the sale of player related merchandise. The mental health of current players and especially retired players has come under a magnifying glass within the past decade. Past players and the families of past (and deceased) players have accused the NFL of mishandling players with concussions.…

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Will our smart gadgets become trusted or oppressive companions? http://www.bioethics.net/news/will-our-smart-gadgets-become-trusted-or-oppressive-companions/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/will-our-smart-gadgets-become-trusted-or-oppressive-companions/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:08:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53741 http://www.bioethics.net/news/will-our-smart-gadgets-become-trusted-or-oppressive-companions/feed/ 0 Dad Arrested for Giving Cannabis Oil to Daughter With Cancer http://www.bioethics.net/news/dad-arrested-for-giving-cannabis-oil-to-daughter-with-cancer/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/dad-arrested-for-giving-cannabis-oil-to-daughter-with-cancer/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:29:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53734 http://www.bioethics.net/news/dad-arrested-for-giving-cannabis-oil-to-daughter-with-cancer/feed/ 0 Living loooooooonger: A conversation on longevity http://www.bioethics.net/news/living-loooooooonger-a-conversation-on-longevity/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/living-loooooooonger-a-conversation-on-longevity/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:59:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53688 http://www.bioethics.net/news/living-loooooooonger-a-conversation-on-longevity/feed/ 0 For Warhol, ’15 Brings More Fame http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-warhol-15-brings-more-fame/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-warhol-15-brings-more-fame/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:58:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53687 http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-warhol-15-brings-more-fame/feed/ 0 Computers ‘judge personality better than friends http://www.bioethics.net/news/computers-judge-personality-better-than-friends/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/computers-judge-personality-better-than-friends/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:50:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53615 http://www.bioethics.net/news/computers-judge-personality-better-than-friends/feed/ 0 Best Way for Professors to Get Good Student Evaluations? Be Male. http://www.bioethics.net/news/best-way-for-professors-to-get-good-student-evaluations-be-male/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/best-way-for-professors-to-get-good-student-evaluations-be-male/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:52:27 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53333 http://www.bioethics.net/news/best-way-for-professors-to-get-good-student-evaluations-be-male/feed/ 0 Elderspeak: Words Can Hurt http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/elderspeak-words-can-hurt/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/elderspeak-words-can-hurt/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:04:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53087 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

During the season premiere of the HBO comedy, Getting On, I noticed the excessive use of toddler-speak toward patients portrayed as being elderly. The show takes place in a senior rehab/hospice unit in a community hospital. Whenever one of the health care providers (physician or nurse) was speaking to one of the patients, they tended to use baby talk—higher pitch, lilting tone, longer spaces between words, elongated space around vowels, and using simple, shortened words.…

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