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Doctor Performs Hysterectomies on Immigrant Detainees
Bioethics
Craig Klugman

by Craig Klugman In a startling whistleblower report, Dawn Looten who is a licensed nurse practitioner at the Irwin County (GA) Detention Center (ICDC) stated that patients were denied COVID tests, medical records were altered and destroyed, and most disturbingly, that a very high number of hysterectomies were performed on detained immigrant women who may not have understood what was being done to them.…

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TOOLKIT: Bioethics and Race #BlackBioethics


The #BlackBioethics Toolkit serves as a resource on articles about bioethics and race, specifically about African-Americans and Black People in the U.S. If you missed our first-ever webinar on Black Bioethics, hosted by associate editor Kayhan Parsi, JD, Ph.D., featuring panelists Keisha Ray, Ph.D., Brian Williams, MD, Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD, MPH, and Patrick Smith, Ph.D., as they discussed racism, police brutality, and what it means for black health, Click here for the link to the recording.

General Resources

  • Campaign Zero – “analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide
  • #8CantWaitIdeas to reduce police violence and reports on their adoption in different cities.

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Journals.


  • AJOB Webinar
    BioethicsTV (October 27-November 1, 2019): #NewAmsterdam; #ChicagoMed

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying; Inherent bias; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 6): Excusing battery; Jehovah’s Witness and blood transfusion; Be yourself or maintain health New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying;...
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    Principles of Biomedical Ethics: Marking Its Fortieth Anniversary

    You can read this editorial and other articles in this month's issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. by Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D. & James Childress, Ph.D. We are pleased to join the editors of AJOB in marking the 40th anniversary...
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    BioethicsTV (October 21-26, 2019): #NewAmsterdam #ChicagoMed

    New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 5): Inconstant insurance policies; Negotiating with patients; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 5): Battery; Broken Promises by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 5): Inconstant insurance policies; Negotiating with patients Two sisters, Jasmine...
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    Bioethics news. Btn Rss

    Moderna Shares the Blueprint for Its Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
    “Two drug companies that are leading the race to develop coronavirus vaccines bowed to public pressure on Thursday, abandoning their traditional secrecy and releasing comprehensive road maps of how they are evaluating their vaccines.” The document suggests that there...
    How COVID-19 can damage the brain
    Scientists are constantly researching to find news ways in which COVID-19 may affect the body. Evidence for neurological effects due to infection has been accumulating. Why are these symptoms appearing? Who is at risk?
    Ethical or exploitative—should prisoners participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials?
    “Prisoners have a heavy burden of COVID-19…but prisoners have also been excluded from the trials out of concern that they might be coerced into participating or exploited if they do.” Efficacious interventions are crucial for vulnerable populations. The debate...
    AstraZeneca resumes Covid-19 vaccine trials in the U.K.
    “A United Kingdom-based Phase 2/3 study testing a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca has been restarted… news comes four days after the disclosure that it had been paused because of a suspected serious adverse reaction.” AstraZeneca came into...
    The U.S. must do some heavy lifting to prepare for heritable genome editing
    What is the future of genomic editing? Committees reported on how to proceed with genomic editing, but eventually the process will be up to the individual country. What policy changes would need to happen in the U.S. for this...
    Fair Compensation for Rare Vaccine Harms
    “As multiple vaccine candidates enter clinical trials, one important question is how to compensate the rare cases of serious vaccine harm if any arise.”
    AI standards launched to help tackle problem of overhyped studies
    AI could revolutionize all aspects of healthcare, but what are the implications? Experts have come together to compile standards for clinical trials that include AI. Can these standards will prevent harm and increase quality of research?
    The controversial company using DNA to sketch the faces of criminals
    “Combining DNA samples is the core of forensic genetic genealogy. The process rests on the simple statistical rules of genetics.” With the rise of forensic genetic profiling, ethical concerns include impacts on communities of color and more. Although this...
    The coronavirus is mutating — does it matter?
    “Researchers still have more questions than answers about coronavirus mutations, and no one has yet found any change in SARS-CoV-2 that should raise public-health concerns, Sheahan, Grubaugh and others say. But studying mutations in detail could be important for...
    Is Telemedicine the Future of Palliative Care?
    Access to palliative care has led to increased quality of life and reduced caregiver burden. Can telehealth provide the foundation for a future of expanded palliative care access? Examiners consider Medicare policy and more. Medicare policy on coverage of...
    Dozens of hospitals poised to defy FDA on plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients
    The debate over plasma therapy continues on. Should its use become widespread? Although it has been authorized for use from the government, many hospitals grapple with this therapeutic due to need for further study.
    Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color
    “Dermatology, the medical specialty devoted to treating diseases of the skin, has a problem with brown and black skin. Though progress has been made in recent years, most textbooks that serve as road maps for diagnosing skin disorders often...

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