Bioethics.net » Research Ethics http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Ethics of research in usual care settings: Data on point http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-of-research-in-usual-care-settings-data-on-point/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-of-research-in-usual-care-settings-data-on-point/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:26:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=58948 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-of-research-in-usual-care-settings-data-on-point/feed/ 0 Adrift in the gray zone: IRB perspectives on research in the learning health system http://www.bioethics.net/articles/adrift-in-the-gray-zone-irb-perspectives-on-research-in-the-learning-health-system/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/adrift-in-the-gray-zone-irb-perspectives-on-research-in-the-learning-health-system/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:24:41 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=58947 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/adrift-in-the-gray-zone-irb-perspectives-on-research-in-the-learning-health-system/feed/ 0 The patient’s perspective on the need for informed consent for minimal risk studies: Development of a survey-based measure http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-patients-perspective-on-the-need-for-informed-consent-for-minimal-risk-studies-development-of-a-survey-based-measure/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-patients-perspective-on-the-need-for-informed-consent-for-minimal-risk-studies-development-of-a-survey-based-measure/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:23:51 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=58946 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-patients-perspective-on-the-need-for-informed-consent-for-minimal-risk-studies-development-of-a-survey-based-measure/feed/ 0 Patient and physician views about protocolized dialysis treatment in randomized trials and clinical care http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patient-and-physician-views-about-protocolized-dialysis-treatment-in-randomized-trials-and-clinical-care/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patient-and-physician-views-about-protocolized-dialysis-treatment-in-randomized-trials-and-clinical-care/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:22:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=58945 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patient-and-physician-views-about-protocolized-dialysis-treatment-in-randomized-trials-and-clinical-care/feed/ 0 Alternative consent models for comparative effectiveness studies: Views of patients from two institutions http://www.bioethics.net/articles/alternative-consent-models-for-comparative-effectiveness-studies-views-of-patients-from-two-institutions/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/alternative-consent-models-for-comparative-effectiveness-studies-views-of-patients-from-two-institutions/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:21:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=58944 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/alternative-consent-models-for-comparative-effectiveness-studies-views-of-patients-from-two-institutions/feed/ 0 Patients’ views concerning research on medical practices: Implications for consent http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patients-views-concerning-research-on-medical-practices-implications-for-consent/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patients-views-concerning-research-on-medical-practices-implications-for-consent/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:20:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=58938 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patients-views-concerning-research-on-medical-practices-implications-for-consent/feed/ 0 The Paradigm of the Paradox: Women, Pregnant Women, and the Unequal Burdens of the Zika Virus Pandemic http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-paradigm-of-the-paradox-women-pregnant-women-and-the-unequal-burdens-of-the-zika-virus-pandemic/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-paradigm-of-the-paradox-women-pregnant-women-and-the-unequal-burdens-of-the-zika-virus-pandemic/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:54:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=58913 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/the-paradigm-of-the-paradox-women-pregnant-women-and-the-unequal-burdens-of-the-zika-virus-pandemic/feed/ 0 Dr. Celia B. Fisher Examines Whether IRBs Hinder HIV Research with LGBT Youth https://ethicsandsociety.org/2016/04/22/dr-celia-b-fisher-examines-whether-irbs-hinder-hiv-research-with-lgbt-youth/ https://ethicsandsociety.org/2016/04/22/dr-celia-b-fisher-examines-whether-irbs-hinder-hiv-research-with-lgbt-youth/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:04:01 +0000 http://ethicsandsociety.org/?p=1807 Continue reading ]]> https://ethicsandsociety.org/2016/04/22/dr-celia-b-fisher-examines-whether-irbs-hinder-hiv-research-with-lgbt-youth/feed/ 0 BioethicsTV: “Heartbeat” tackles therapeutic misconception http://www.bioethics.net/2016/04/bioethicstv-heartbeat-tackles-therapeutic-misconception/ http://www.bioethics.net/2016/04/bioethicstv-heartbeat-tackles-therapeutic-misconception/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 02:32:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=58636 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

On episode 4 of Heartbeat, the heroine, Dr. Panttiere has received hospital funding to try an experimental cancer treatment on 5 patients. The intervention uses laparoscopic surgery to implant radioactive pellets directly into tumors. The show presents a good debate on the values of enrolling patients because the characters discuss the hope of more time versus providing patients with comfortable quality of life at the end of life. The side-by-side contrast is quite literal as the camera shows Panttiere sitting next to her paramour, Dr.…

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Fisher describes innovative approach to research involving vulnerable adolescents at OHRP conference http://ethicsandsociety.org/2016/04/07/fisher-describes-innovative-approach-to-research-involving-vulnerable-adolescents-at-ohrp-conference/ http://ethicsandsociety.org/2016/04/07/fisher-describes-innovative-approach-to-research-involving-vulnerable-adolescents-at-ohrp-conference/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:05:27 +0000 http://ethicsandsociety.org/?p=1785 Continue reading ]]> http://ethicsandsociety.org/2016/04/07/fisher-describes-innovative-approach-to-research-involving-vulnerable-adolescents-at-ohrp-conference/feed/ 0 An Ethical Exploration of Barriers to Research on Controlled Drugs http://www.bioethics.net/articles/an-ethical-exploration-of-barriers-to-research-on-controlled-drugs/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/an-ethical-exploration-of-barriers-to-research-on-controlled-drugs/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:00:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=58408 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/an-ethical-exploration-of-barriers-to-research-on-controlled-drugs/feed/ 0 Scientists Grow “Dinosaur Legs” in Chicken Embryos http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-grow-dinosaur-legs-in-chicken-embryos/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-grow-dinosaur-legs-in-chicken-embryos/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58354 http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-grow-dinosaur-legs-in-chicken-embryos/feed/ 0 Should All Research Papers Be Free? http://www.bioethics.net/news/should-all-research-papers-be-free/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/should-all-research-papers-be-free/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58337 http://www.bioethics.net/news/should-all-research-papers-be-free/feed/ 0 Ethics & Society Newsfeed: March 4, 2016 http://ethicsandsociety.org/2016/03/04/ethics-society-newsfeed-march-4-2016/ http://ethicsandsociety.org/2016/03/04/ethics-society-newsfeed-march-4-2016/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2016 14:30:31 +0000 http://ethicsandsociety.org/?p=1717 Continue reading ]]> http://ethicsandsociety.org/2016/03/04/ethics-society-newsfeed-march-4-2016/feed/ 0 Doing Global Science: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise http://www.bioethics.net/news/doing-global-science-a-guide-to-responsible-conduct-in-the-global-research-enterprise/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/doing-global-science-a-guide-to-responsible-conduct-in-the-global-research-enterprise/#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2016 22:58:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58130 http://www.bioethics.net/news/doing-global-science-a-guide-to-responsible-conduct-in-the-global-research-enterprise/feed/ 0 French Drug Trial Disaster Leaves One Brain Dead, Five Injured http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-drug-trial-disaster-leaves-one-brain-dead-five-injured/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-drug-trial-disaster-leaves-one-brain-dead-five-injured/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 23:21:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57769 http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-drug-trial-disaster-leaves-one-brain-dead-five-injured/feed/ 0 ORI Names New Director http://www.bioethics.net/news/ori-names-new-director/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ori-names-new-director/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:29:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57649 http://www.bioethics.net/news/ori-names-new-director/feed/ 0 Zafgen halts obesity drug trial after second patient death http://www.bioethics.net/news/zafgen-halts-obesity-drug-trial-after-second-patient-death/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/zafgen-halts-obesity-drug-trial-after-second-patient-death/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 17:51:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57445 http://www.bioethics.net/news/zafgen-halts-obesity-drug-trial-after-second-patient-death/feed/ 0 Adolescent research participants’ descriptions of medical research http://www.bioethics.net/articles/adolescent-research-participants-descriptions-of-medical-research/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/adolescent-research-participants-descriptions-of-medical-research/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 23:35:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=57358 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/adolescent-research-participants-descriptions-of-medical-research/feed/ 0 Treading the Line Between Sensational and Groundbreaking Science http://www.bioethics.net/articles/treading-the-line-between-sensational-and-groundbreaking-science/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/treading-the-line-between-sensational-and-groundbreaking-science/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 18:50:42 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=57477 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/treading-the-line-between-sensational-and-groundbreaking-science/feed/ 0 Bioethics team creates online repository of advice on ethical research practices http://www.bioethics.net/news/bioethics-team-creates-online-repository-of-advice-on-ethical-research-practices/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/bioethics-team-creates-online-repository-of-advice-on-ethical-research-practices/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:58:49 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57285 http://www.bioethics.net/news/bioethics-team-creates-online-repository-of-advice-on-ethical-research-practices/feed/ 0 Stanford scientists criticize NIH moratorium http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-scientists-criticize-nih-moratorium/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-scientists-criticize-nih-moratorium/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:50:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57193 http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-scientists-criticize-nih-moratorium/feed/ 0 Coca-Cola Spends Millions Of Dollars Funding Research That—Surprise!—Says Soda Is Just Fine http://www.bioethics.net/news/coca-cola-spends-millions-of-dollars-funding-research-that-surprise-says-soda-is-just-fine/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/coca-cola-spends-millions-of-dollars-funding-research-that-surprise-says-soda-is-just-fine/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:51:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57194 http://www.bioethics.net/news/coca-cola-spends-millions-of-dollars-funding-research-that-surprise-says-soda-is-just-fine/feed/ 0 A Bioethicist on Mars http://www.bioethics.net/2015/11/a-bioethicist-on-mars/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/11/a-bioethicist-on-mars/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 07:18:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=57079 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The film, The Martian, is an exciting Robinson Crusoe space adventure. Based on the book of the same name by Andrew Weir, the film stays fairly close to the original source. Astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on Mars when he is impaled by a metal rod in the middle of a sudden and violent storm. Thought dead due to a malfunction of his suit, his fellow astronauts leave him and make an emergency evacuation to return to Earth.…

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Young People’s Experiences of Participation in Clinical Trials: Reasons for Taking Part http://www.bioethics.net/articles/young-peoples-experiences-of-participation-in-clinical-trials-reasons-for-taking-part/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/young-peoples-experiences-of-participation-in-clinical-trials-reasons-for-taking-part/#comments Sun, 01 Nov 2015 22:45:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=57256 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/young-peoples-experiences-of-participation-in-clinical-trials-reasons-for-taking-part/feed/ 0 Patient dies during Zafgen’s obesity drug trial http://www.bioethics.net/news/patient-dies-during-zafgens-obesity-drug-trial/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/patient-dies-during-zafgens-obesity-drug-trial/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 20:14:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56915 http://www.bioethics.net/news/patient-dies-during-zafgens-obesity-drug-trial/feed/ 0 If I Were Running the Place http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/if-i-were-running-the-place http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/if-i-were-running-the-place#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:10:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=838b04f00a128b579ecc1298e1574268 http://www.bioethics.net/2015/10/if-i-were-running-the-place/feed/ 0 Human Subjects Research “Vulnerability” http://www.bioethics.net/2015/10/human-subjects-research-vulnerability/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/10/human-subjects-research-vulnerability/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:21:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=56810 by J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., MA

Revisions are being suggested to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects through the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The changes being suggested are numerous (helpful summaries can be found here http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/billofhealth/2015/10/01/nprm-symposium-more-resources-now-from-ohrp/ and here http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/billofhealth/2015/09/30/nprm-symposium-resources-from-primr/). My aim is not to review those changes, but to point out a curious conceptualization of vulnerability affirmed in the NPRM.

Consider the following section (regarding conditions for IRB approval) of the original regulations:

46.111(b) – When some or all of the subjects are likely to be vulnerable to coercion or undue influence, such as children, prisoners, pregnant women, mentally disabled persons, or economically or educationally disadvantaged persons, additional safeguards have been included in the study to protect the rights and welfare of these subjects.…

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Your Biology is in My Technology http://www.bioethics.net/2015/10/your-biology-is-in-my-technology/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/10/your-biology-is-in-my-technology/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:48:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=56716 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The PBS series Open Mind has been on television for nearly 60 years. The program “is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas.” The December 30 episode was an interview with Dr. Maria Freire, President of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. The host of this show, Alexander Heffner, asked AJOB and BIOETHICS.NET to share this interview, about which he said, “it’s among our most fascinating conversations.”

The conversation is about exploring is about the intersection of biology and technology, harnessing big data to learn about human health and find cures for human disease.…

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Placebo Effects and Informed Consent http://www.bioethics.net/articles/placebo-effects-and-informed-consent/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/placebo-effects-and-informed-consent/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:53:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=56908 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/placebo-effects-and-informed-consent/feed/ 0 True Confessions: Keeping up with the literature http://www.bioethics.net/2015/10/true-confessions-keeping-up-with-the-literature/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/10/true-confessions-keeping-up-with-the-literature/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:47:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=56663 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

When I was a graduate student learning about the job of being an academic, my advisor gave me some good advice. He told me to teach my classes, minimize my service, write everyday, and keep up with the literature. Teaching innovative classes using technology and active learning takes more time than lectures and seminars did. I became a department chair, which automatically increased my service duties. I still write, nearly everyday. What I do not have time for is keeping up with the literature.…

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Ashley Madison & Using Stolen Data http://www.bioethics.net/2015/09/ashley-madison-using-stolen-data/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/09/ashley-madison-using-stolen-data/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:35:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=56402 by Arthur L Caplan, PhD and Charles Seife, MS

This past August, the public was treated to gigabytes of data stolen from the Ashley Madison website, including detailed records on millions of people who had registered for their service. Their service, of course, is a dating site meant to facilitate extra-marital affairs. The message isn’t subtle, as anyone who’s got their upbeat jingle — “I’m looking for someone other than my wife!” — stuck in his head can attest.…

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Don’t Miss this Opportunity to Shape Federal Policy! http://www.bioethics.net/2015/09/dont-miss-this-opportunity-to-shape-federal-policy/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/09/dont-miss-this-opportunity-to-shape-federal-policy/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:14:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=56391 by Ellen Fox, MD

Yesterday, the Federal Register published a long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to “modernize, strengthen, and make more effective” the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects known as “the Common Rule.” The proposed changes are endorsed by 16 Federal agencies, plus several others that “intend to adopt the proposed rule” through a separate rulemaking. This event is momentous for several reasons. First, there have been almost no changes to the Common Rule for over 30 years.…

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Broad Consent for Research With Biological Samples: Workshop Conclusions http://www.bioethics.net/articles/broad-consent-for-research-with-biological-samples-workshop-conclusions/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/broad-consent-for-research-with-biological-samples-workshop-conclusions/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:49:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=56496 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/broad-consent-for-research-with-biological-samples-workshop-conclusions/feed/ 0 Patient Perspectives on the Learning Health System: The Importance of Trust and Shared Decision Making http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patient-perspectives-on-the-learning-health-system-the-importance-of-trust-and-shared-decision-making/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patient-perspectives-on-the-learning-health-system-the-importance-of-trust-and-shared-decision-making/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:47:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=56495 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/patient-perspectives-on-the-learning-health-system-the-importance-of-trust-and-shared-decision-making/feed/ 0 Prudentia Populo: Involving the Community in Biobank Governance http://www.bioethics.net/articles/prudentia-populo-involving-the-community-in-biobank-governance/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/prudentia-populo-involving-the-community-in-biobank-governance/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:43:41 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=56494 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/prudentia-populo-involving-the-community-in-biobank-governance/feed/ 0 Hashtag Advocacy or Slacktivism: How Should We Evaluate the Impact of Social Media Campaigns for Public Health? http://www.bioethics.net/2015/08/hashtag-advocacy-or-slacktivism-how-should-we-evaluate-the-impact-of-social-media-campaigns-for-public-health/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/08/hashtag-advocacy-or-slacktivism-how-should-we-evaluate-the-impact-of-social-media-campaigns-for-public-health/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=56268 by Macey L. Henderson, J.D.

It takes more than a TV news story or a Twitter hashtag campaign to save lives. Last August’s viral ice bucket challenge did more than just improve public health awareness of an issue. Its now been reported to have made a real impact into research for a rare disease, not just for improved public education and awareness.

An estimated 5,000 persons receive a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) each year in the United States, with an estimated prevalence of 12,000 cases according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…

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Reproducibility Project or Research Police? http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/reproducibility-project-or-research-police http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/reproducibility-project-or-research-police#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:08:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=403ab24355c4aa231671d76d10725c6d http://www.bioethics.net/2015/08/reproducibility-project-or-research-police/feed/ 0 Ben Carson Conducted Research on Fetal Tissue — And Defends It http://www.bioethics.net/news/ben-carson-conducted-research-on-fetal-tissue-and-defends-it/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ben-carson-conducted-research-on-fetal-tissue-and-defends-it/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:53:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56134 http://www.bioethics.net/news/ben-carson-conducted-research-on-fetal-tissue-and-defends-it/feed/ 0 Evolving Challenges and Research-Needs Concerning Ebola http://www.bioethics.net/news/evolving-challenges-and-research-needs-concerning-ebola/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/evolving-challenges-and-research-needs-concerning-ebola/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:57:41 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56087 http://www.bioethics.net/news/evolving-challenges-and-research-needs-concerning-ebola/feed/ 0 Children and Clinical Research: Ethical Issues http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-and-clinical-research-ethical-issues/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-and-clinical-research-ethical-issues/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:53:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56086 http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-and-clinical-research-ethical-issues/feed/ 0 The Stanford Prison Experiment film: An Essential Teaching Tool http://www.bioethics.net/2015/08/the-stanford-prison-experiment-film-an-essential-teaching-tool/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/08/the-stanford-prison-experiment-film-an-essential-teaching-tool/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55933 By Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In teaching research ethics, there are a few “classic cases” that we offer students as examples of where human subject research went wrong: Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis, the Nazi medical experiments, Willowbrook Hepatitis Experiments, human radiation experiments, and (now) the Guatemala syphilis study, among others. When discussing social science examples, the two studies that are usually taught at Milgram’s obedience studies and Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment.

As an undergraduate at Stanford, my Psychology 101 teacher was Philip Zimbardo.…

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Investigating Two Claims Against Planned Parenthood: Center of Medical Progress’s Secret Videos http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/investigating-two-claims-against-planned-parenthood-center-of-medical-progresss-secret-videos/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/investigating-two-claims-against-planned-parenthood-center-of-medical-progresss-secret-videos/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55867 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Before you being reading, I have a disclaimer: Growing up, my mother worked for Planned Parenthood. As a nurse, she practiced in their clinics offering well women services, counseling, and contraception. After many years, she went on to direct their clinic’s in vitro fertilization program. I also heard the word “Planned Parenthood” stated with a quick northeastern accent. Said that way, as a child, I thought the place was called “Plant Parenthood” and wondered what plants had to do with women’s health.…

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Video of Planned Parenthood executive discussing tissue, organ prices sparks abortion firestorm http://www.bioethics.net/news/video-of-planned-parenthood-executive-discussing-tissue-organ-prices-sparks-abortion-firestorm/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/video-of-planned-parenthood-executive-discussing-tissue-organ-prices-sparks-abortion-firestorm/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 23:53:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=55807 http://www.bioethics.net/news/video-of-planned-parenthood-executive-discussing-tissue-organ-prices-sparks-abortion-firestorm/feed/ 0 On the Origins of Research Ethics: China and the West http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/on-the-origins-of-research-ethics-china-and-the-west/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/07/on-the-origins-of-research-ethics-china-and-the-west/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:23:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55743 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D

When I was a graduate student, I was fortunate to be one of five students chosen by the China Medical Board to attend an international bioethics conference between the U.S. and China in Beijing. We listened to talks on the philosophical bases of ethics in each country and culture. The U.S. laid its philosophical history on the doorsteps of the ancient Greek traditions such as Plato and Aristotle as well as later European thinkers such as Kant, Mill, and Bentham.…

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Can Bioethics Panels Fix the Problems With the Availability of “Compassionate Use” Experimental Drugs? http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/can-bioethics-panels-fix-the-problems-with-the-availability-of-compassionate-use-experimental-drugs http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/can-bioethics-panels-fix-the-problems-with-the-availability-of-compassionate-use-experimental-drugs#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 02:06:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=0beb8c99a44c926ba708b87a4c46c3e3 http://www.bioethics.net/2015/06/can-bioethics-panels-fix-the-problems-with-the-availability-of-compassionate-use-experimental-drugs/feed/ 0 Cost of Compassionate Use is Simply Too High http://www.bioethics.net/2015/05/cost-of-compassionate-use-is-simply-too-high/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/05/cost-of-compassionate-use-is-simply-too-high/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 21:01:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=55015 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical Company announced that it has contracted with New York University’s Division of Medical Ethics to assemble an external Compassionate-Use Advisory Committee (CompAC) to examine requests for investigational new drugs (INDs) outside of clinical trials. Arthur Caplan will lead this group, which will be composed of bioethicists, physicians, and patient advocates. The goal of this group is to provide recommendations on which patients should be given compassionate use access to experimental drugs.…

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Use of Unproven Interventions is Never Obligatory http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/use-of-unproven-interventions-is-never-obligatory http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/use-of-unproven-interventions-is-never-obligatory#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 08:05:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=964d6034ee7d91b253cfcedd908cbcbc http://www.bioethics.net/2015/05/use-of-unproven-interventions-is-never-obligatory/feed/ 0 Withholding results from clinical trials is unethical, says WHO http://www.bioethics.net/news/withholding-results-from-clinical-trials-is-unethical-says-who/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/withholding-results-from-clinical-trials-is-unethical-says-who/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:31:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54968 http://www.bioethics.net/news/withholding-results-from-clinical-trials-is-unethical-says-who/feed/ 0 Designer Embryos: The Future is Now http://www.bioethics.net/2015/04/designer-embryos-the-future-is-now/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/04/designer-embryos-the-future-is-now/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:30:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=54833 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Oh, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in ’t! (Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 5, Scene 1.

Nature News on Wednesday reported a group of Chinese researchers have successful genetically engineered a human embryo.

Researchers used “non-viable” embryos from fertility clinics. These embryos had an extra set of chromosome, having been fertilized by two sperm and containing three nuclei. Such embryos were chosen because of the impossibility of them gestating into a human being.…

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