Bioethics.net » Psychiatric Ethics http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:35:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 The buddy system Veterans help veterans combat PTSD http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-buddy-system-veterans-help-veterans-combat-ptsd/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-buddy-system-veterans-help-veterans-combat-ptsd/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:39:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52969 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-buddy-system-veterans-help-veterans-combat-ptsd/feed/ 0 A brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately — and earlier http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-brain-wave-test-could-diagnose-autistic-kids-more-accurately-and-earlier/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-brain-wave-test-could-diagnose-autistic-kids-more-accurately-and-earlier/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:17:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52571 http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-brain-wave-test-could-diagnose-autistic-kids-more-accurately-and-earlier/feed/ 0 Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says http://www.bioethics.net/news/eating-is-addictive-but-sugar-and-fat-are-not-like-drugs-study-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/eating-is-addictive-but-sugar-and-fat-are-not-like-drugs-study-says/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:53:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52449 http://www.bioethics.net/news/eating-is-addictive-but-sugar-and-fat-are-not-like-drugs-study-says/feed/ 0 Early treatment may significantly decrease autism symptoms by age 3 http://www.bioethics.net/news/early-treatment-may-significantly-decrease-autism-symptoms-by-age-3/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/early-treatment-may-significantly-decrease-autism-symptoms-by-age-3/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:50:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52448 http://www.bioethics.net/news/early-treatment-may-significantly-decrease-autism-symptoms-by-age-3/feed/ 0 Happiness study draws frowns from critics http://www.bioethics.net/news/happiness-study-draws-frowns-from-critics/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/happiness-study-draws-frowns-from-critics/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:19:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52358 http://www.bioethics.net/news/happiness-study-draws-frowns-from-critics/feed/ 0 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 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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Blood test could reliably predict risk of suicide attempt http://www.bioethics.net/news/blood-test-could-reliably-predict-risk-of-suicide-attempt/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/blood-test-could-reliably-predict-risk-of-suicide-attempt/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:01:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52179 http://www.bioethics.net/news/blood-test-could-reliably-predict-risk-of-suicide-attempt/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 Schizophrenia Linked to 108 Genes http://www.bioethics.net/news/schizophrenia-linked-to-108-genes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/schizophrenia-linked-to-108-genes/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:29:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52098 http://www.bioethics.net/news/schizophrenia-linked-to-108-genes/feed/ 0 Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/babies-of-anxious-mothers-more-likely-to-cry-excessively-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/babies-of-anxious-mothers-more-likely-to-cry-excessively-study/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:34:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52114 http://www.bioethics.net/news/babies-of-anxious-mothers-more-likely-to-cry-excessively-study/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 San Francisco passes law allowing forced treatment of mentally ill http://www.bioethics.net/news/san-francisco-passes-law-allowing-forced-treatment-of-mentally-ill/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/san-francisco-passes-law-allowing-forced-treatment-of-mentally-ill/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:11:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52006 http://www.bioethics.net/news/san-francisco-passes-law-allowing-forced-treatment-of-mentally-ill/feed/ 0 NY insurer to pay up to $31 million for denied mental health claims http://www.bioethics.net/news/ny-insurer-to-pay-up-to-31-million-for-denied-mental-health-claims/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ny-insurer-to-pay-up-to-31-million-for-denied-mental-health-claims/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:05:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52005 http://www.bioethics.net/news/ny-insurer-to-pay-up-to-31-million-for-denied-mental-health-claims/feed/ 0 Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment http://www.bioethics.net/news/everything-we-know-about-facebooks-secret-mood-manipulation-experiment/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/everything-we-know-about-facebooks-secret-mood-manipulation-experiment/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:36:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51972 http://www.bioethics.net/news/everything-we-know-about-facebooks-secret-mood-manipulation-experiment/feed/ 0 Why are some depressed, others resilient? Scientists home in one part of the brain. http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:52:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51905 http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/feed/ 0 Google, Autism Speaks team up on database of whole genomes http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-autism-speaks-team-up-on-database-of-whole-genomes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-autism-speaks-team-up-on-database-of-whole-genomes/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:47:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51807 http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-autism-speaks-team-up-on-database-of-whole-genomes/feed/ 0 People Unemployed Over A Year Are 2 Times More Likely To Be Depressed Than Employed Americans http://www.bioethics.net/news/people-unemployed-over-a-year-are-2-times-more-likely-to-be-depressed-than-employed-americans/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/people-unemployed-over-a-year-are-2-times-more-likely-to-be-depressed-than-employed-americans/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:35:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51786 http://www.bioethics.net/news/people-unemployed-over-a-year-are-2-times-more-likely-to-be-depressed-than-employed-americans/feed/ 0 Study: Price tag of autism in the U.S. exceeds $236 billion per year http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-price-tag-of-autism-in-the-u-s-exceeds-236-billion-per-year/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-price-tag-of-autism-in-the-u-s-exceeds-236-billion-per-year/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:19:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51783 http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-price-tag-of-autism-in-the-u-s-exceeds-236-billion-per-year/feed/ 0 Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings 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kids, moving can be mentally tough http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-kids-moving-can-be-mentally-tough/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-kids-moving-can-be-mentally-tough/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:09:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51339 http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-kids-moving-can-be-mentally-tough/feed/ 0 Mother of brain-dead Jahi McMath says daughter is ‘still sleeping’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/mother-of-brain-dead-jahi-mcmath-says-daughter-is-still-sleeping/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/mother-of-brain-dead-jahi-mcmath-says-daughter-is-still-sleeping/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:46:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50981 http://www.bioethics.net/news/mother-of-brain-dead-jahi-mcmath-says-daughter-is-still-sleeping/feed/ 0 CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-1-in-68-u-s-children-has-autism/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-1-in-68-u-s-children-has-autism/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:38:05 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50974 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-1-in-68-u-s-children-has-autism/feed/ 0 How your brain makes moral judgments http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-your-brain-makes-moral-judgments/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-your-brain-makes-moral-judgments/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:00:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50963 http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-your-brain-makes-moral-judgments/feed/ 0 Cardiff University thyroid IQ theory ‘could help children’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50944 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/feed/ 0 10 Happy Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness 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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 Large number of soldiers had mental illness before enlisting http://www.bioethics.net/news/large-number-of-soldiers-had-mental-illness-before-enlisting/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/large-number-of-soldiers-had-mental-illness-before-enlisting/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:15:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50755 http://www.bioethics.net/news/large-number-of-soldiers-had-mental-illness-before-enlisting/feed/ 0 New APA autism guidelines ‘reduce diagnosis by more than 30%’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-apa-autism-guidelines-reduce-diagnosis-by-more-than-30/ 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http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50464 http://www.bioethics.net/news/seeing-ultrasound-rarely-changes-abortion-plans-study/feed/ 0 Obama Says Easing Marijuana Restrictions a Job for Congress http://www.bioethics.net/news/obama-says-easing-marijuana-restrictions-a-job-for-congress-read-more-barack-obama-says-marijuana-classification-change-job-for-congress/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/obama-says-easing-marijuana-restrictions-a-job-for-congress-read-more-barack-obama-says-marijuana-classification-change-job-for-congress/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:42:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50396 http://www.bioethics.net/news/obama-says-easing-marijuana-restrictions-a-job-for-congress-read-more-barack-obama-says-marijuana-classification-change-job-for-congress/feed/ 0 The death of a loved one in childhood ‘affects adult mental health’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-death-of-a-loved-one-in-childhood-affects-adult-mental-health/ 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Lee, M.D.

*Primum non nocere*, to first do no harm, is the unchanging foundation for Hippocratic medical ethics. Each generation must, nevertheless, redefine what “doing no harm” means for its time. As we are making historic transitions in healthcare in the U.S., now is such a time for our generation.

“Doing no harm” means first avoiding doing the most extreme harm—that is, violence. Meanwhile, it is important to note that our understanding of what constitutes violence has also been expanding: the multi-determined nature of violence, no matter the scale, point to causal dynamics beyond the immediately apparent.…

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