Bioethics.net » Politics http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:02:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 And the Ban Played On http://www.bioethics.net/2015/03/and-the-ban-played-on/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/03/and-the-ban-played-on/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:59:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=54167 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Have you taken the “Celibacy Challenge?” This satirical national campaign is in response to a proposal from the FDA that would amend the lifetime blood donation ban of men who have sex with men (MSM) to only a one-year ban. The hitch is that the men would have to refrain from sex with men for one year. They could have sex with women during that year, just not men.

This proposed one-year celibacy ban is in line with the rules of other nations.…

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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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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 Wed, 18 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 Precision Medicine Has Imprecise Ethics http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/precision-medicine-has-imprecise-ethics/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/precision-medicine-has-imprecise-ethics/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 06:59:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=54019 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

How do physicians diagnose disease? First they go through a set of symptoms and then compile a list of differential diagnoses or what the underlying disease may be. Then the doctor performs tests to rule out some diagnoses and advance others. In essence, though, diseases are classified according to their affect on the body—their symptology. What if instead of by symptoms, diseases were classified by their molecular function? Instead of being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes one might be diagnosed by whether there is a death of beta cells (i.e.…

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Canadian Supreme Court: Legal Assisted Suicide In a Year http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/canadian-supreme-court-legal-assisted-suicide-in-a-year/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/canadian-supreme-court-legal-assisted-suicide-in-a-year/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:12:31 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53949 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

A year from now, all Canadians may have the right to assisted suicide. In February 6, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled “that the prohibition on physician-assisted dying is void insofar as it deprives a competent adult of such assistance where (1) the person affected clearly consents to the termination of life; and (2) the person has a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition.” In other words, a competent and capacitated person with a serious and unresolvable condition that creates suffering has a right to have assistance to end his or her life.…

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The Unbearable Rightness of Handwashing http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/the-unbearable-rightness-of-handwashing/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/02/the-unbearable-rightness-of-handwashing/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 22:43:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53890 by Nanette Elster, JD, MPH and Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD

You may have seen at your doctor’s office a poster showing a climber scaling a sheer cliff. Purportedly a public service ad (PSA), the casual viewer would assume that the poster is warning against the dangers of climbing. In fact, the poster warns people about the danger of not using sunscreen. The ad cleverly upends our typical perception of risk (that climbing is dangerous) with a much more pedestrian but even greater risk (getting skin cancer from too much sun).…

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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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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 (Golden) Global Change and LGBT Rights https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/golden-global-change-and-lgbt-rights/ https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/golden-global-change-and-lgbt-rights/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:05:35 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=461 ]]> https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/golden-global-change-and-lgbt-rights/feed/ 0 Worrying about patient satisfaction only harms the patient http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/worrying-about-patient-satisfaction-only-harms-the-patient/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/worrying-about-patient-satisfaction-only-harms-the-patient/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:00:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53507 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Anyone who has been in a hospital in the last 9 years has encountered a patient satisfaction survey. This national survey provides rankings of hospitals based on how satisfied patients are with their experience. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) “is a survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients perceptions for their hospital experience.” For anyone who works in a hospital, the results of this survey can mean raises, firings, and changes of position.…

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Physician, Torture Thyself http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/physician-torture-thyself/ http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/physician-torture-thyself/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:27:45 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=450 ]]> http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/physician-torture-thyself/feed/ 0 Patients Abandoned—Who is to blame? http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/patients-abandoned-who-is-to-blame http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/patients-abandoned-who-is-to-blame#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:12:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=2640e309e9610b158d4246691756f654 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/12/patients-abandoned-who-is-to-blame/feed/ 0 The CIA Torture Report: Health, Medicine & Ethics http://www.bioethics.net/2014/12/the-cia-torture-report-health-medicine-ethics-in-cia-torture/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/12/the-cia-torture-report-health-medicine-ethics-in-cia-torture/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:02:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53338 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, December 9, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on intelligence released its long awaited report on CIA interrogation and torture. This 500-page executive summary details the results of six years of investigations that covered over 6 million pages of records. What was discovered is that torture was more brutal and extensive than reported, that information was kept secret, that the programs were mismanaged and lacked oversight, and that most likely no information came out of it.…

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James and Lamar’s Excellent Adventure http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/james-and-lamar-s-excellent-adventure http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/james-and-lamar-s-excellent-adventure#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:12:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=2c819ec6684a824f0a21fc117ccbac18 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/12/james-and-lamars-excellent-adventure/feed/ 0 The New Abortion Issue: The Moral Status of Women http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/the-new-abortion-issue-the-moral-status-of-women http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/the-new-abortion-issue-the-moral-status-of-women#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:11:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=9309a7e85ff354f60cd336c5b55e59dd http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/the-new-abortion-issue-the-moral-status-of-women/feed/ 0 Quarantine: The politics are as real as the science http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/quarantine-the-politics-are-as-real-as-the-science http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/quarantine-the-politics-are-as-real-as-the-science#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:10:51 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=fc2e11df023522783c1f894be623c9df http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/quarantine-the-politics-are-as-real-as-the-science/feed/ 0 Fear and Loathing in Liberia http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/fear-and-loathing-in-liberia/ http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/fear-and-loathing-in-liberia/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:31:43 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=425 ]]> http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/fear-and-loathing-in-liberia/feed/ 0 Guatemala may weigh softer drug punishments in liberalization push http://www.bioethics.net/news/guatemala-may-weigh-softer-drug-punishments-in-liberalization-push/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/guatemala-may-weigh-softer-drug-punishments-in-liberalization-push/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:45:42 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52780 http://www.bioethics.net/news/guatemala-may-weigh-softer-drug-punishments-in-liberalization-push/feed/ 0 Why we ignored Ebola until recently http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/why-we-ignored-ebola-until-recently/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/why-we-ignored-ebola-until-recently/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:52:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52768 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Ebola burst onto the scene in 1976 when a thirty-old man arrived at the Yambuku Mission Hospital in Zaire complaining of severe diarrhea. He left the hospital two days afterwards and was never found again. In the days and weeks that followed, people who were patients or care providers at this facility when he was there all died after experiencing dehydration, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding everywhere. The death rate was staggering, as over 80% of affected patients did not recover.…

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Yes, Obamacare is a Success http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/yes-obamacare-is-a-success http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/yes-obamacare-is-a-success#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:10:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=69f388a586a1316e8a2ad1fa6ab2b3a6 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/yes-obamacare-is-a-success/feed/ 0 Wal-Mart raises healthcare costs, cuts benefits for some part-timers http://www.bioethics.net/news/wal-mart-raises-healthcare-costs-cuts-benefits-for-some-part-timers/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/wal-mart-raises-healthcare-costs-cuts-benefits-for-some-part-timers/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:14:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52709 http://www.bioethics.net/news/wal-mart-raises-healthcare-costs-cuts-benefits-for-some-part-timers/feed/ 0 The Church’s Gay Obsession http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-churchs-gay-obsession/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-churchs-gay-obsession/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:05:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52696 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-churchs-gay-obsession/feed/ 0 A Primer on Ebola: Ethics, Public Health, and Panic http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/a-primer-on-ebola-ethics-public-health-and-panic/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/a-primer-on-ebola-ethics-public-health-and-panic/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:33:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52664 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Ebola is in the news a lot with the diagnosis of the first case on U.S. soil (excluding the 4 cases of health workers who were repatriated from West Africa after falling ill with the disease). Lots of information is flying around the internet and the news media. The ethics of outbreaks is not a new topic and has been written about extensively in this blog as well as elsewhere. Experts in public health ethics have addressed this issue thoroughly.…

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Dollars to Doctors: Sun Rises on Sunshine Act’s Open Payments Database http://www.bioethics.net/2014/09/dollars-to-doctors-sun-rises-on-sunshine-acts-open-payments-database/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/09/dollars-to-doctors-sun-rises-on-sunshine-acts-open-payments-database/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:15:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52636 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Today, Tuesday, September 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will release most of the Open Payments database. The public will now have access to the monetary value of gifts, marketing, and payments for clinical testing made by the pharmaceutical industry to physicians. The database is being rolled out 12 days later than planned and with one-third of the 2013 data unavailable until June 2015: There have been some glitches including mix-up of names and wrong provider and license numbers entered.…

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A simple change? The IOM Report on “Dying in America” http://www.bioethics.net/2014/09/a-simple-change-the-iom-report-on-dying-in-america/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/09/a-simple-change-the-iom-report-on-dying-in-america/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:15:42 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52526 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Say there was a simple change that could be made to the health care system that would reduce cost, reduce demand, increase patient’s quality of life and satisfaction, address the whole patient and not just the disease, improve care coordination, and increase patient autonomy. All of this is possible, but it requires addressing the problem that in America we do not die as we want to.

This week the Institute of Medicine released its latest report,  Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.…

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How do we talk about enhancement after Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown? http://www.bioethics.net/2014/09/how-do-we-talk-about-enhancement-after-ferguson-and-the-death-of-michael-brown/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/09/how-do-we-talk-about-enhancement-after-ferguson-and-the-death-of-michael-brown/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:49:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52509 by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

No other area of philosophy has captured my interests like bioethics. Thinking about the ways that we can use health care to justly distribute opportunities and what those opportunities are is my greatest interest. My specific interest in biomedical enhancement stems from my interests in the relationship between health care and opportunities. As health is essential to living the kind of lives that we want to live, I’m always thinking about how traditional practices and advances in health care can help us lead better lives, even when there is nothing medically abnormal about or minds or bodies.…

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Extending the Zadroga Act https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/extending-the-zadroga-act/ https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/extending-the-zadroga-act/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:56:14 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=409 ]]> https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/extending-the-zadroga-act/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 California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-lawmakers-pass-bill-banning-inmate-sterilizations/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-lawmakers-pass-bill-banning-inmate-sterilizations/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:21:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52294 http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-lawmakers-pass-bill-banning-inmate-sterilizations/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 Calif. death penalty ruled unconstitutional http://www.bioethics.net/news/calif-death-penalty-ruled-unconstitutional/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/calif-death-penalty-ruled-unconstitutional/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:06:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52050 http://www.bioethics.net/news/calif-death-penalty-ruled-unconstitutional/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 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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You Can’t Fix What Ain’t Broke: Combating the Dangers of Reparative Therapy https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/you-cant-fix-what-aint-broke-combating-the-dangers-of-reparative-therapy/ https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/you-cant-fix-what-aint-broke-combating-the-dangers-of-reparative-therapy/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:48:14 +0000 https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=372 ]]> https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/you-cant-fix-what-aint-broke-combating-the-dangers-of-reparative-therapy/feed/ 0 You Can’t Fix What Ain’t Broke: Combating the Dangers of Reparative Therapy http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/you-cant-fix-what-aint-broke-combating-the-dangers-of-reparative-therapy/ http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/you-cant-fix-what-aint-broke-combating-the-dangers-of-reparative-therapy/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:48:14 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=372 ]]> http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/you-cant-fix-what-aint-broke-combating-the-dangers-of-reparative-therapy/feed/ 0 Politics in Your DNA http://www.bioethics.net/news/politics-in-your-dna/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/politics-in-your-dna/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:06:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51806 http://www.bioethics.net/news/politics-in-your-dna/feed/ 0 Chip and Fish: Inadvertent Spies http://www.bioethics.net/2014/06/chip-and-fish-inadvertent-spies/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/06/chip-and-fish-inadvertent-spies/#comments Sun, 08 Jun 2014 07:46:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51763 by Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.

There has been a great deal of fingerpointing, second-guessing and recrimination over the decision by the President to exchange five former Taliban leaders for the American soldier, Bowe Bergdahl.  “You’ve just released five extremely dangerous people, who in my opinion … will rejoin the battlefield,” Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and likely Presidential candidate told Fox News.  Senator John McCain, R-AZ, told ABC news and many other outlets that he would never have supported the swap if he’d known exactly which prisoners would be exchanged given their former high roles in battling the U.S.…

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Do People on the Right Feel Superior to Those on the Left? http://www.peterubel.com/2014/05/28/do-people-on-the-right-feel-superior-to-those-on-the-left/ http://www.peterubel.com/2014/05/28/do-people-on-the-right-feel-superior-to-those-on-the-left/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 15:15:38 +0000 http://peterubel.com/?p=5786 Continue reading ]]> http://www.peterubel.com/2014/05/28/do-people-on-the-right-feel-superior-to-those-on-the-left/feed/ 0 Our mental health care system is a joke — even mass murderer Elliot Rodger slipped through the cracks http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-mental-health-care-system-is-a-joke-even-mass-murderer-elliot-rodger-slipped-through-the-cracks/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-mental-health-care-system-is-a-joke-even-mass-murderer-elliot-rodger-slipped-through-the-cracks/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 20:36:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51657 http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-mental-health-care-system-is-a-joke-even-mass-murderer-elliot-rodger-slipped-through-the-cracks/feed/ 0 Cannabis may Help Prevent Seizures in Children with Severe Epilepsy http://www.bioethics.net/news/cannabis-may-help-prevent-seizures-in-children-with-severe-epilepsy/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cannabis-may-help-prevent-seizures-in-children-with-severe-epilepsy/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 20:26:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51637 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cannabis-may-help-prevent-seizures-in-children-with-severe-epilepsy/feed/ 0 The Botched Execution of Clayton Lockett: Is Lethal Injection Painless and Humane? https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/the-botched-execution-of-clayton-lockett-is-lethal-injection-painless-and-humane/ https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/the-botched-execution-of-clayton-lockett-is-lethal-injection-painless-and-humane/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 14:55:08 +0000 https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=355 ]]> https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/the-botched-execution-of-clayton-lockett-is-lethal-injection-painless-and-humane/feed/ 0 The Botched Execution of Clayton Lockett: Is Lethal Injection Painless and Humane? http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/the-botched-execution-of-clayton-lockett-is-lethal-injection-painless-and-humane/ http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/the-botched-execution-of-clayton-lockett-is-lethal-injection-painless-and-humane/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 14:55:08 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=355 ]]> http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/the-botched-execution-of-clayton-lockett-is-lethal-injection-painless-and-humane/feed/ 0 Lessons for the Future of Primary Care from Robin Cook’s Cell http://www.bioethics.net/2014/05/lessons-for-the-future-of-primary-care-from-robin-cooks-cell/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/05/lessons-for-the-future-of-primary-care-from-robin-cooks-cell/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 07:28:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51465 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

I just finished reading the popular fiction novel Cell by Robin Cook. This medical thriller revolves around George Wilson, a radiology resident who finds people dying suddenly after receiving diagnoses of terminal illnesses including his fiancé and next-door-neighbor. The catch is that all of these people were beta testers for a new mobile app called iDoc. A technology company developed this program to be a personal primary care physician. iDoc can answer all of your health questions, monitor your vital signs, and even give you a dose of insulin through an implantable reservoir.…

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Death Panels are Back, and They Want to Pay Grandma to Die http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/death-panels-are-back-and-they-want-to-pay-grandma-to-die/ http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/death-panels-are-back-and-they-want-to-pay-grandma-to-die/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:59:57 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=353 ]]> http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/death-panels-are-back-and-they-want-to-pay-grandma-to-die/feed/ 0 Death Panels are Back, and They Want to Pay Grandma to Die https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/death-panels-are-back-and-they-want-to-pay-grandma-to-die/ https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/death-panels-are-back-and-they-want-to-pay-grandma-to-die/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:59:57 +0000 https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=353 ]]> https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/death-panels-are-back-and-they-want-to-pay-grandma-to-die/feed/ 0 Blowing Up Bioethics: A Response to Atrium’s Bad Girls and Head Nurses http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/blowing-up-bioethics-a-response-to-atriums-bad-girls-and-head-nurses/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/blowing-up-bioethics-a-response-to-atriums-bad-girls-and-head-nurses/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:46:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51354 Rachelle Barina, MTS and Devan Stahl, MDiv

Northwestern Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program recently published its 2014 issue of Atrium, titled “Bad Girls.” In the issue, William Peace writes an article about “Head Nurses,” which is accompanied by an overtly sexual image (see page 20). “Head nurses” were women who gave young paralyzed men like himself blowjobs in the late 1970s. Peace describes “shapely young women” giving “world-class blowjobs” to men who were worried their “dicks” did not work and they could not “fuck.” Peace describes his own despair and his anticipated encounter with a “head nurse.” Peace nostalgically claims, “This woman was able to provide me a level of care and a connection that no longer exists.” “She reaffirmed my manhood and masculinity in a way I will forever appreciate.” “[T]he nurse injected a compassionate eroticism that made me a better man,” and ultimately, “…gave me myself”

Peace’s narrative is a worn-out and objectifying trope.…

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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 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 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