Bioethics.net » Public Health http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:16:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 V-Ticket to Ride https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/v-ticket-to-ride/ https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/v-ticket-to-ride/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:51:44 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=481 ]]> https://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/v-ticket-to-ride/feed/ 0 Ebola – Yes to isolation, quarantine, and travel restrictions (Part III) http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/ebola-yes-to-isolation-quarantine-and-travel-restrictions-part-iii/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/ebola-yes-to-isolation-quarantine-and-travel-restrictions-part-iii/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:50:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53611 By Adil E. Shamoo, Ph.D. (guest blogger)

The HIV experience can be used as a learning model to understand what processes may need to be used for this Ebola epidemic. While there are differences, there is much similarity, especially in the deadliness of the virus of both diseases in the early phase of the epidemic. Both are also transmitted through contact with body fluids, and can be transmitted through sexual contact. This aspect should not be overlooked; the sex drive is very strong and frequently sexual relationships defy logic and rationality.…

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Ebola – Yes to isolation, quarantine, and travel restrictions (Part II) http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/ebola-yes-to-isolation-quarantine-and-travel-restrictions-part-ii/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/ebola-yes-to-isolation-quarantine-and-travel-restrictions-part-ii/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:00:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53609 By Adil E. Shamoo, Ph.D. (guest blogger)

Public health policy is derived from promoting public good to protect millions of people from pain and suffering; an effective policy ultimately should enhance health and happiness. The coercive powers of federal and state governments and to enforce public health policy are derived from police powers to provide safety and security to the public. The President has those powers from the plenary powers, unnamed in the constitution, but implied in those powers that protect the security of the nation.…

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Ebola – Yes to isolation, quarantine, and travel restrictions (Part I) http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/ebola-yes-to-isolation-quarantine-and-travel-restrictions-part-i/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/01/ebola-yes-to-isolation-quarantine-and-travel-restrictions-part-i/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:00:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53607 By Adil E. Shamoo, Ph.D. (guest blogger)

In 2014, the spread of Ebola topped the headlines. While other issues have supplanted Ebola for the time being, the risk remains as the virus continues to claim victims. A viable Ebola policy that contains the spread must be put into place.

Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with body fluids, blood, and skin. Body fluid droplets remain viable for a few hours; the most infectious period is when the patient is exhibiting severe symptoms with high fever, vomiting and diarrhea.…

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Computers ‘judge personality better than friends http://www.bioethics.net/news/computers-judge-personality-better-than-friends/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/computers-judge-personality-better-than-friends/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:50:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53615 http://www.bioethics.net/news/computers-judge-personality-better-than-friends/feed/ 0 Getting more exercise throughout life is tied to a reduced risk of abusing alcohol that requires treatment http://www.bioethics.net/news/getting-more-exercise-throughout-life-is-tied-to-a-reduced-risk-of-abusing-alcohol-that-requires-treatment/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/getting-more-exercise-throughout-life-is-tied-to-a-reduced-risk-of-abusing-alcohol-that-requires-treatment/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:59:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53596 http://www.bioethics.net/news/getting-more-exercise-throughout-life-is-tied-to-a-reduced-risk-of-abusing-alcohol-that-requires-treatment/feed/ 0 A Cold Day’s Concern About a Warming Planet http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/a-cold-days-concern-about-a-warming-planet/ http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/a-cold-days-concern-about-a-warming-planet/#comments Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:35:21 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=455 ]]> http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/a-cold-days-concern-about-a-warming-planet/feed/ 0 No increase in risky sexual activity with HPV vaccine http://www.bioethics.net/news/no-increase-in-risky-sexual-activity-with-hpv-vaccine/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/no-increase-in-risky-sexual-activity-with-hpv-vaccine/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:55:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53334 http://www.bioethics.net/news/no-increase-in-risky-sexual-activity-with-hpv-vaccine/feed/ 0 Mental engagement may preserve health literacy in aging http://www.bioethics.net/news/mental-engagement-may-preserve-health-literacy-in-aging/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/mental-engagement-may-preserve-health-literacy-in-aging/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:21:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53246 http://www.bioethics.net/news/mental-engagement-may-preserve-health-literacy-in-aging/feed/ 0 Heavy drinking raises women’s injury risk more than men’s http://www.bioethics.net/news/heavy-drinking-raises-womens-injury-risk-more-than-mens/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/heavy-drinking-raises-womens-injury-risk-more-than-mens/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:19:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53245 http://www.bioethics.net/news/heavy-drinking-raises-womens-injury-risk-more-than-mens/feed/ 0 Male circumcision benefits outweigh risks, U.S. CDC says http://www.bioethics.net/news/male-circumcision-benefits-outweigh-risks-u-s-cdc-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/male-circumcision-benefits-outweigh-risks-u-s-cdc-says/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:16:31 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53244 http://www.bioethics.net/news/male-circumcision-benefits-outweigh-risks-u-s-cdc-says/feed/ 0 China tobacco monopoly pushes back on smoking curbs http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-tobacco-monopoly-pushes-back-on-smoking-curbs/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-tobacco-monopoly-pushes-back-on-smoking-curbs/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:15:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53243 http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-tobacco-monopoly-pushes-back-on-smoking-curbs/feed/ 0 Striking the Balance Between Population Guidelines and Patient Primacy http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/striking-the-balance-between-population-guidelines-and-patient-primacy/ http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/striking-the-balance-between-population-guidelines-and-patient-primacy/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:34:06 +0000 http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/?p=438 ]]> http://thebioethicsprogram.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/striking-the-balance-between-population-guidelines-and-patient-primacy/feed/ 0 Doused Counties: Banning Tobacco Sales in Massachusetts http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/doused-counties-banning-tobacco-sales-in-massachusetts/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/doused-counties-banning-tobacco-sales-in-massachusetts/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:09:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53123 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The small city of Westminster, Massachusetts is voting on whether to become the first town in the nation to ban sales of tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and bubblegum-shaped smoking implements within its limits. Many cities already have bans on selling tobacco to minors, smoking bars, businesses, offices, and even in public. The drugstore giant CVS has banned sales of tobacco products from its stores. But this is the first time that a city is making the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes illegal.…

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Illumina teams with U.S. government, researchers to sequence Ebola http://www.bioethics.net/news/illumina-teams-with-u-s-government-researchers-to-sequence-ebola/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/illumina-teams-with-u-s-government-researchers-to-sequence-ebola/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:36:27 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53108 http://www.bioethics.net/news/illumina-teams-with-u-s-government-researchers-to-sequence-ebola/feed/ 0 CDC lays out new plan to counter Ebola exposure in US http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-lays-out-new-plan-to-counter-ebola-exposure-in-us/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-lays-out-new-plan-to-counter-ebola-exposure-in-us/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:40:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53111 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-lays-out-new-plan-to-counter-ebola-exposure-in-us/feed/ 0 Access to calorie-counting app doesn’t lead to weight loss http://www.bioethics.net/news/access-to-calorie-counting-app-doesnt-lead-to-weight-loss/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/access-to-calorie-counting-app-doesnt-lead-to-weight-loss/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:39:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53110 http://www.bioethics.net/news/access-to-calorie-counting-app-doesnt-lead-to-weight-loss/feed/ 0 Newly Identified Gene Mutations Act Like A Lifetime Of Treatment With Merck Cholesterol Drug http://www.bioethics.net/news/newly-identified-gene-mutations-act-like-a-lifetime-of-treatment-with-merck-cholesterol-drug/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/newly-identified-gene-mutations-act-like-a-lifetime-of-treatment-with-merck-cholesterol-drug/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:12:49 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53047 http://www.bioethics.net/news/newly-identified-gene-mutations-act-like-a-lifetime-of-treatment-with-merck-cholesterol-drug/feed/ 0 U.S. nurses hold strikes, protests over Ebola measures http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-nurses-hold-strikes-protests-over-ebola-measures/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-nurses-hold-strikes-protests-over-ebola-measures/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:18:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53050 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-nurses-hold-strikes-protests-over-ebola-measures/feed/ 0 Scientists scour the genomes of people who live past 110 http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-scour-the-genomes-of-people-who-live-past-110/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-scour-the-genomes-of-people-who-live-past-110/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:13:27 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53048 http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-scour-the-genomes-of-people-who-live-past-110/feed/ 0 Docs should ask heart patients about secondhand smoke: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/docs-should-ask-heart-patients-about-secondhand-smoke-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/docs-should-ask-heart-patients-about-secondhand-smoke-study/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:42:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53021 http://www.bioethics.net/news/docs-should-ask-heart-patients-about-secondhand-smoke-study/feed/ 0 Most smokers with bladder cancer know tobacco was the cause http://www.bioethics.net/news/most-smokers-with-bladder-cancer-know-tobacco-was-the-cause/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/most-smokers-with-bladder-cancer-know-tobacco-was-the-cause/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:38:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53019 http://www.bioethics.net/news/most-smokers-with-bladder-cancer-know-tobacco-was-the-cause/feed/ 0 Kaci Hickox: Public health and the politics of fear http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/kaci-hickox-public-health-and-the-politics-of-fear/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/kaci-hickox-public-health-and-the-politics-of-fear/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:50:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52982 Steven H Miles, M.D.

Kaci Hickox is a nurse who went to Sierra Leone with Doctors without borders to treat the emergency with Ebola. She is professionally brave, articulate and well trained. Sierra Leone, with 5000 cases, is one the epicenters of the Ebola epidemic.[1] [2] She was last exposed to patient care on October 21.[3] On Friday October 24, she returned to the United States, entering at Newark International Airport in New Jersey. There she was met by a disorganized set of officials who tried to determine what to do with her.…

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If no travel restrictions, then….quarantine? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/hHVf-K6dW2g/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/hHVf-K6dW2g/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:34:35 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5447 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/10/28/if-no-travel-restrictions-then-quarantine/feed/ 0 Dr. Fauci or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Hate the Media’s Coverage of Ebola http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/dr-fauci-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-hate-the-medias-coverage-of-ebola/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/dr-fauci-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-hate-the-medias-coverage-of-ebola/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:30:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52896 by Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD

Although the Ebola virus is not ubiquitous, media coverage of it certainly is. A quick Google search of Ebola results in 37,700,000 hits. By comparison, Googling Obama results in 34,200,000 hits (although googling Obama and Ebola together results in 91,800,000 hits). Media coverage of Ebola has displaced many other news stories over the last few weeks. WNYC’s On the Media has tried to temper the over-the-top media coverage. They even posted a Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook.…

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Health Officials Expect to Start Vaccine Trials in West Africa as Early as December http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-officials-expect-to-start-vaccine-trials-in-west-africa-as-early-as-december/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-officials-expect-to-start-vaccine-trials-in-west-africa-as-early-as-december/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:37:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52889 http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-officials-expect-to-start-vaccine-trials-in-west-africa-as-early-as-december/feed/ 0 Ebola: where is the rock concert benefit? http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/ebola-where-is-the-rock-concert-benefit/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/ebola-where-is-the-rock-concert-benefit/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:52:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52878 by Arthur Caplan, PhD and Nir Eyal, D.Phil

Ebola’s toll is rising exponentially. Millions of lives are at risk in West Africa, and panic is starting to take its toll in the rest of the world.

Normally in a crisis like this our best charitable impulses pour forth. Especially among musicians, Hollywood and artists. So why aren’t fund-raising drives taking place? Where are the rock concerts, fashion shows, triathlons we saw for famines and for AIDS? Why the extreme paucity of small private donations?…

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Do Doctors Have a Duty to Treat Patients With Ebola? http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/10/24/do-doctors-have-a-duty-to-treat-patients-with-ebola/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/10/24/do-doctors-have-a-duty-to-treat-patients-with-ebola/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:44:11 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6775 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/10/24/do-doctors-have-a-duty-to-treat-patients-with-ebola/feed/ 0 Ebola Fever: “Don’t Panic” http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/ebola-fever-dont-panic/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/ebola-fever-dont-panic/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:11:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52858 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams provided his protagonist with two pieces of advise: don’t panic and always carry a towel. The first is good advice when it comes to Ebola panic.

I was sitting down on the plane in San Diego airport after the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities meeting when I noticed a woman walking down the aisle with a face mask. Being a public health-oriented person, I figured she had tuberculosis and was under order to wear a mask to protect other people’s health.…

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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 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