Blog Posts (31)
August 11, 2016
While bearing the disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDs in the US, African American women also face multilevel stigma at social, community and institutional levels, which is exacerbated by their HIV-positive status. Fordham University Center for Ethics Education HIV and Drug Abuse … Continue reading →
July 13, 2016
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Picking up a newspaper or clicking to your favorite news site could lead one to believe that the U.S.…
June 17, 2016
Central America hosts a thriving sex work industry that is a key source and transit region for sex trafficking and undocumented migrants engaged in sex work. Sex workers – particularly those who are migrant – are at high risk for … Continue reading →
June 1, 2016
by Sebastian Sattler, PhD
A proposed solution seeks a quick fix, without tackling the deep roots of the problem.
It’s a statistic that seems almost unbelievable: the richest one percent now has more wealth than the rest of the world combined, according to an Oxfam report.…
May 25, 2016
by David Wendler, PhD
The distribution of resources around the globe is characterized by staggering inequalities and inequities, with the result that individuals in lower income countries have greater disease burden and shorter lives than individuals in high-income countries.…
May 4, 2016
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
It’s well known that in America there are great disparities in health, access to health care, and health care outcomes between black people and white people, with black people, on average, faring much worse than white people.…
April 27, 2016
by Lisa H. Harris, Neil S. Silverman, and Mary Faith Marshall
The inequalities of outcome are, by and large, biological reflections of social fault lines (Paul Farmer)
Three paradoxes characterize the Zika virus pandemic and clinical and policy responses to it:
- Zika virus has been shown to cause severe developmental anomalies in the fetuses of infected women.
April 12, 2016
“He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.” John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. 1869 By Greg Gruener At a lecture I recently attended with our students, the guest speaker’s topic was on health disparities and the data presented was, as most of us in the healthcare field know, pretty […]
March 30, 2016
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
Television, film, theater, sports, and music celebrities (and other famous people who only seem to be famous for being famous) capture the public’s attention with tales of the celebrity lives and the perks and downfalls that come with being a public figure.…
March 1, 2016
BioethicsTV is an occasional bioethics.net feature where we examine bioethical issues raised in televised medical dramas.
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
The season finale of Code Black (season 1; episode 18 – February 24, 2016) presented a plethora of ethical challenges for the hard working doctors and nurses of Angels Memorial Hospital’s emergency department.…
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August 24, 2016 8:10 am
Nearly 27 percent of the people in the country are 65 or older. NPR’s Ina Jaffe visited Japan and tells Rachel Martin what she learned about why the population is aging.
August 22, 2016 8:00 am
The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government.
July 25, 2016 5:04 am
When you’re pregnant, going to the doctors can be exciting. You get to find out if you’re having a boy or a girl. Maybe hear the baby’s heart beat. But in southern Africa, many women find out something else.
July 19, 2016 8:26 am
Watching a person die from cardiac arrest in an intensive care unit is devastating. It’s especially so when the person is a woman in her 40s who has been smothered to death by her own weight — and we doctors can do nothing to save her.
July 13, 2016 8:05 am
Many babies born to mothers who are covered by Medicaid are automatically eligible for that health insurance coverage during their first year of life. In a handful of states, the same is true for babies born to women covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
July 6, 2016 8:05 am
At Edgewood Summit retirement community in Charleston, W.Va., 93-year-old Mary Mullens is waxing eloquent about her geriatrician, Dr. Todd Goldberg. “He’s sure got a lot to do,” she says, “and does it so well.” West Virginia has the third oldest population in the nation, right behind Maine and Florida. But Goldberg is one of only 36 geriatricians in the state.
June 28, 2016 8:31 am
A new study offers surprising findings about end-of-life care — specifically, physicians tend to be more likely to accommodate the advanced-care wishes of patients with cancer or dementia than renal disease, congestive heart failure, pulmonary disease or frailty.
June 27, 2016 8:35 am
The ill-fated decision two years ago to switch drinking-water sources in Flint, Mich., resulted in a sudden spike in the number of young children with elevated blood lead levels, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 27, 2016 5:54 am
Wealthy countries experienced a small uptick in cancer deaths during the global economic crisis, according to a new study — an estimated 260,000 excess deaths between 2008 and 2010.
May 2, 2016 9:27 am
Administration officials moved Thursday to improve low Medicaid enrollment for emerging prisoners, urging states to start signups before release and expanding eligibility to thousands of former inmates in halfway houses near the end of their sentences.
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