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December 12, 2018

Hospitals Selling Patient Records To Data Brokers: A Violation of Patient Trust and Autonomy

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

I recently received an email from a community organization which asked the following question: “Are there any ethical issues with our community health plan selling its medical records to a private company?” This is not an example of a new occurrence.…

December 11, 2018

BioethicsTV (December 3-5): #TheGoodDoctor, #ChicagoMed

by Craig Klugman, PhD

Jump to The Good Doctor (Season 2; Episode 10): Epidemic & Virtue Ethics; Jump to Chicago Med (Season 4; Episode 9): Not following patient wishes

The Good Doctor (Season 2; Episode 10): Epidemic & Virtue Ethics

This episode revolves around an unidentified pathogen invading the ED when two patients are brought in immediately after their flight from Malaysia lands.…

December 5, 2018

Ethical Guidelines for DNA testing in Migrant Family Reunification

This blog post will appear in a future issue of the American Journal of Bioethics

by Nita Farahany, JD, PhD; Saheel Chodavadia; and Sara H.

December 4, 2018

Deregulating Anti-Kickback: More Than A Kick in Patients’ Wallets.

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Federal kickback rules state that a pharmaceutical manufacturer or medical device producer cannot pay providers or patients to recommend or prescribe their products.…

December 3, 2018

BioethicsTV (November 26-30): #TheResident; TheGoodDoctor

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Jump to Public Lectures; Jump to The Good Doctor (Season 2; Episode 9): Empathy-Sex offenders and prisoners

The Resident (Season 2; Episode 9): Oral directives and “the talk

When Hawkins’ father (Winthrop) collapses, he is brought to Chastain (the hospital he owns) even though he asks to be taken somewhere else.…

November 28, 2018

Female Genital Cutting (FGC) and the Cultural Boundaries of Medical Practice

by Rosie Duivenbode and Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc

In April 2017, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, at that time an emergency medicine physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, was arrested and jailed.…

November 27, 2018

Open Letter to Trump, Whitaker and Nielsen: Give safe passage to legal asylum seekers

“A group of ethicists, public health and health policy experts, healthcare providers, and lawyers has composed an open letter to President Donald J.
November 27, 2018

Artist's Note

Original art and artist’s blurbs are presented in collaboration with the students of the University of Illinois Chicago program in Biomedical Visualization. 

November 27, 2018

Birth of Twins from Embryo Editing Raise Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

Updated November 28 at 8:30am EST

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The film GATTACA turned 20 years old this year. The premise of that film is a society where DNA is viewed as predictive of everything: Your intelligence, physical abilities, your health, even how long you will live.…

November 26, 2018

Aligning Research Priorities to Improve Equity: A Challenge for Health Funders

This post can also be found as the November 2018 editorial in the American Journal of Bioethics

by Alonzo L.

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