Bioethics.net » Public Health http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:15:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 U.N. Group Urges China’s Wealthy to Fight Ebola http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-n-group-urges-chinas-wealthy-to-fight-ebola/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-n-group-urges-chinas-wealthy-to-fight-ebola/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:11:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52815 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-n-group-urges-chinas-wealthy-to-fight-ebola/feed/ 0 Death From Ebola: What do we do with the deceased? http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/death-from-ebola-what-do-we-do-with-the-deceased/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/death-from-ebola-what-do-we-do-with-the-deceased/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52809 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the United States in the year 1900, 52.6% of all deaths were due to infectious disease. the number one cause of death. When these patients died, a family member, friend, or member of a burial society washed their bodies and cleaned them. Their families held wakes and funerals in their homes, often laying out the body in the parlor. They would all go to the cemetery and the body would be buried in a family grave.…

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The Great Ebola Race: An appeal to honor the common good http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/the-great-ebola-race-an-appeal-to-honor-the-common-good/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/the-great-ebola-race-an-appeal-to-honor-the-common-good/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:56:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52781 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the time of the black plague, people with symptoms were often placed into separate areas. The sick and symptomatic were separated from the general populace.

When ships came into harbors they were often kept there for weeks until it was assured that they did not carry disease with them.

Cities would close their gates to travels to prevent anyone from arriving who might bring disease as well as to protect travelers from disease when it raged within.…

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Contain AND Extinguish http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/MquaF3Bkjcc/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/MquaF3Bkjcc/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:22:59 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5386 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/10/14/contain-and-extinguish/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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Americans have 14 million smoking-related ailments: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/americans-have-14-million-smoking-related-ailments-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/americans-have-14-million-smoking-related-ailments-study/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:40:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52778 http://www.bioethics.net/news/americans-have-14-million-smoking-related-ailments-study/feed/ 0 Lawsuit Against U.N. on the Spread of Cholera Epidemic in Haiti Advances http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/10/09/lawsuit-against-u-n-on-the-spread-of-cholera-epidemic-in-haiti-advances/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/10/09/lawsuit-against-u-n-on-the-spread-of-cholera-epidemic-in-haiti-advances/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:30:41 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6764 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/10/09/lawsuit-against-u-n-on-the-spread-of-cholera-epidemic-in-haiti-advances/feed/ 0 Fever Pitch https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/fever-pitch/ https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/fever-pitch/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:42:35 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=420 ]]> https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/fever-pitch/feed/ 0 Jennifer Miller on NPR’s TechNation http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/10/03/6765/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/10/03/6765/#comments Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00:17:40 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6765 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/10/03/6765/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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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 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 CRISIS ETHICS: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst http://www.bioethics.net/2014/09/crisis-ethics-hope-for-the-best-prepare-for-the-worst/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/09/crisis-ethics-hope-for-the-best-prepare-for-the-worst/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:52:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52407 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

An Ebola epidemic rages through Western Africa. Civil unrest and terrorist turmoil rocks Syria/Iraq, Libya, Israel/Gaza, and Ferguson, Missouri. A 6.1 earthquake damages Napa and shakes the entire San Francisco Bay Area. All of these events are examples of crisis—a catastrophic disaster (natural or human-made) that disrupts the regular operating of a region.

In terms of health, a crisis is a “state of being that indicates a substantial change in health care operations and the level of care than can be delivered in a public health emergency, justified by specific circumstances” (IOM, Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response 2012).

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/09/02/big-data-peeps-at-your-medical-records-to-find-drug-problems/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/09/02/big-data-peeps-at-your-medical-records-to-find-drug-problems/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:57:34 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6755 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/09/02/big-data-peeps-at-your-medical-records-to-find-drug-problems/feed/ 0 The Boys in the Ban https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/the-boys-in-the-ban/ https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/the-boys-in-the-ban/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:06:06 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=403 ]]> https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/the-boys-in-the-ban/feed/ 0 (Gun) Violence as a Public Health Issue http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/DLelRVegWVE/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/DLelRVegWVE/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:41:57 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5171 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/08/26/gun-violence-as-a-public-health-issue/feed/ 0 New recommendations for overweight people with heart risks http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-recommendations-for-overweight-people-with-heart-risks/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-recommendations-for-overweight-people-with-heart-risks/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:17:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52357 http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-recommendations-for-overweight-people-with-heart-risks/feed/ 0 E-Cigarettes Worth Try to Quit Smoking, Heart Group Says http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-worth-try-to-quit-smoking-heart-group-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-worth-try-to-quit-smoking-heart-group-says/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:33:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52344 http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-worth-try-to-quit-smoking-heart-group-says/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 In Redesigned Room, Hospital Patients May Feel Better Already http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/08/22/in-redesigned-room-hospital-patients-may-feel-better-already/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/08/22/in-redesigned-room-hospital-patients-may-feel-better-already/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:06:49 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6748 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/08/22/in-redesigned-room-hospital-patients-may-feel-better-already/feed/ 0 These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried http://www.bioethics.net/news/these-medical-apps-have-doctors-and-the-fda-worried/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/these-medical-apps-have-doctors-and-the-fda-worried/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:39:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52284 http://www.bioethics.net/news/these-medical-apps-have-doctors-and-the-fda-worried/feed/ 0 New York City council speaker reveals HPV diagnosis to raise awareness http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-city-council-speaker-reveals-hpv-diagnosis-to-raise-awareness/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-city-council-speaker-reveals-hpv-diagnosis-to-raise-awareness/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:44:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52280 http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-city-council-speaker-reveals-hpv-diagnosis-to-raise-awareness/feed/ 0 When unapproved drugs are the only help: A case for compassionate use http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/08/18/when-unapproved-drugs-are-the-only-help-a-case-for-compassionate-use/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/08/18/when-unapproved-drugs-are-the-only-help-a-case-for-compassionate-use/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:00:03 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6740 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/08/18/when-unapproved-drugs-are-the-only-help-a-case-for-compassionate-use/feed/ 0 The raging Ebola epidemic in West Africa—will the key lessons be learned? http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/the-raging-ebola-epidemic-in-west-africa-will-the-key-lessons-be-learned/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/the-raging-ebola-epidemic-in-west-africa-will-the-key-lessons-be-learned/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:30:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52278 by Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.

Ebola, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is out of control in West Africa.  The disease, which is transmitted by contact with contaminated blood or body fluids, or by close contact with a dead body infected with the virus, has killed more than 1100 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria.  The number of dead is most likely higher since people were dying in rural villages without being counted. At least another 1000 persons are infected. …

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Ethical considerations for use of unregistered interventions for Ebola virus disease (EVD) http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethical-considerations-for-use-of-unregistered-interventions-for-ebola-virus-disease-evd/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethical-considerations-for-use-of-unregistered-interventions-for-ebola-virus-disease-evd/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:57:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52259 http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethical-considerations-for-use-of-unregistered-interventions-for-ebola-virus-disease-evd/feed/ 0 Big Bad Ebola https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/big-bad-ebola/ https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/big-bad-ebola/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:15:13 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=395 ]]> https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/big-bad-ebola/feed/ 0 WHO consulting ethics experts on experimental Ebola drugs http://www.bioethics.net/news/who-consulting-ethics-experts-on-experimental-ebola-drugs/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/who-consulting-ethics-experts-on-experimental-ebola-drugs/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:54:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52209 http://www.bioethics.net/news/who-consulting-ethics-experts-on-experimental-ebola-drugs/feed/ 0 Ebola: Are Treatments, Vaccines on the Horizon? http://www.bioethics.net/news/ebola-are-treatments-vaccines-on-the-horizon/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ebola-are-treatments-vaccines-on-the-horizon/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:44:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52207 http://www.bioethics.net/news/ebola-are-treatments-vaccines-on-the-horizon/feed/ 0 FDA calls for more specific gluten-free labels http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-calls-for-more-specific-gluten-free-labels/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-calls-for-more-specific-gluten-free-labels/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:43:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52206 http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-calls-for-more-specific-gluten-free-labels/feed/ 0 E-Cigarettes are Less Harmful Than Conventional Cigarettes http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-than-conventional-cigarettes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-than-conventional-cigarettes/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:26:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52188 http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-than-conventional-cigarettes/feed/ 0 Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men? http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-do-women-live-longer-than-men/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-do-women-live-longer-than-men/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:25:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52187 http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-do-women-live-longer-than-men/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 The D.O. Is in Now http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/07/29/the-d-o-is-in-now/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/07/29/the-d-o-is-in-now/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:59:42 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6737 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/07/29/the-d-o-is-in-now/feed/ 0 Drugs to increase ‘good’ cholesterol may not cut deaths http://www.bioethics.net/news/drugs-to-increase-good-cholesterol-may-not-cut-deaths/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/drugs-to-increase-good-cholesterol-may-not-cut-deaths/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:30:51 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52169 http://www.bioethics.net/news/drugs-to-increase-good-cholesterol-may-not-cut-deaths/feed/ 0 Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus: CDC http://www.bioethics.net/news/too-few-u-s-youth-getting-vaccine-for-sexually-transmitted-virus-cdc/ 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http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/07/01/supreme-court-rejects-contraceptives-mandate-for-some-corporations/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/07/01/supreme-court-rejects-contraceptives-mandate-for-some-corporations/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:54:26 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6723 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/07/01/supreme-court-rejects-contraceptives-mandate-for-some-corporations/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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A New York Times article published this week describes a clinical trial in Pittsburgh where incapacitated and rapidly exsanguinating gunshot victims have their blood replaced by cold saline for up to an hour in an effort to preserve neurological function and life. This trial has raised many ethical concerns, one of which is whether the community consultation conducted before and during the trial (which is required by federal guidelines) was adequate enough to inform the community about the opt-out trial and to collect extensive feedback from it.…

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