Hot Topics: Health Disparities
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
The Good Doctor (Season 4: Episodes 1-3); Chicago Med (Season 6; Episode 1-2);Greys Anatomy (Season 17: Episodes 1-3): The COVID Episodes. …Full Article
On November 11th, 2020, Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D. presented her most recent study findings at the “COVID-19 Research and Resources Research Forum” at Fordham University. The presentation was entitled, “Mental Health and Racial Justice in the Time of Covid-19.” During the presentation, Dr. Fisher, Professor of Psychology, Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics, and Director […]Full Article
As part of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education’s Advancing Health and Social Justice Web Series, Dr. Anthony Estreet, Dr. Gabriel Maldonado, and Dr. Kimberly Nelson led a panel on Wednesday, October 8th titled, “COVID-19 and Justice for Racial & LGBTQ Communities.” moderated by Dr. Steven Swartzer, Associate Director for Academic Programs and Strategic […]Full Article
In many ways, black bioethics can be explained very simply as the exploration and interrogation of any event, ideal, technological advancement, person, or institution that directly or indirectly affects the health or well-being of black (loosely defined) individuals or the black population. Black bioethics is taking what we do in bioethics and specifically applying it to black people. But in other ways black bioethics is more than this; it is a rebellion against bioethics.
The post Black Bioethics and How the Failures of the Profession Paved the Way for Its Existence appeared first on The Hastings Center.Full Article
Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
Recently the term black bioethics has been having its moment. With the world’s recently increased attention to racial justice, institutional racism, and medical racism, there has been more attention to the relationship between black people and health and health care. …Full Article
by Daniel Du Pont, MD, MBE and Jill Baren, MD, MS, MBA, FACEP, FAAP
The novel coronavirus outbreak, like any pandemic, has brought with it many difficult choices.…Full Article
by Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM
In my previous article, Unblinded, I challenged the actions of using the crisis standards of care scoring systems to allocate scares resources like ventilators and argued against a color-blind ideology.…Full Article
With some reluctance, I’ve come to the sad realization the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stress test for bioethics, a field of study that intersects medicine, law, the humanities and the social sciences. As both a physician and medical ethicist, I arrived at this conclusion after spending months at what was once the epicenter of the pandemic: New York City. I was overseeing a 24/7 bioethics consultation service.
The post Covid-19 Makes Clear that Bioethics Must Confront Health Disparities appeared first on The Hastings Center.Full Article
For years, leaders in public health, including members of the American Public Health Association (APHA) have been calling for the recognition of racism as a public health issue. On their website, the APHA states that racism is a “driving force of the social determinants of health (like housing, education and employment) and is a barrier […]Full Article
by David Magnus, Ph.D.
The past three months have witnessed this country (and the world) go through the most serious pandemic since 1918; the greatest economic collapse since the great depression; and the murder of George Floyd has set off a protest movement across the country that has arguably not been seen since 1968.
Vexing, Veiled, and Inequitable: Social Distancing and the “Rights” Divide in the Age of COVID-19
Ethical Advocacy Across the Autism Spectrum: Beyond Partial Representation
Meaningful Fissures: The Value of Divergent Agendas in Patient Advocacy
The Genetic Revolution Highlights the Importance of Nondiscriminatory and Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage
Filthy Lucre or Fitting Offer? Understanding Worries About Payments to Research Participants
Trust and Expectations of Researchers and Public Health Departments for the Use of HIV Molecular Epidemiology
A Cross-Cultural Neuroethics View on the Language of Disability
Bedside Rationing Under Resource Constraints—A National Survey of Ethiopian Physicians’ Use of Criteria for Priority Setting
“Clinicians again face work that’s risky, heart-rending, physically exhausting, and demoralizing, all the elements of burnout. They have seen this before and are frustrated it is happening again.” What effects will this have on healthcare workers?Full Article
“As the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the racial inequalities in the United States’ health care system, entrepreneurs in genetic research are speaking out about the importance of encouraging community outreach to combat those disparities and increasing diversity inside their own industry.”Full Article
Although facial recognition software proves to be useful in certain scenarios, what happens if this technology falls into the wrong hands. Researchers must recognize that unethical facial recognition practice is fundamentally dangerous.Full Article
“The liquid that many hope could help end the Covid-19 pandemic is stored in a nondescript metal tank in a manufacturing complex owned by Pfizer, one of the world’s biggest drug companies. There is nothing remarkable about the container, which could fit in a walk-in closet, except that its contents could end up in the world’s first authorized Covid-19 vaccine.” All eyes are on these developers as the race towards a COVID-19 vaccine continues. Rates run high and tensions are tough as the world grapples with the pandemic.Full Article
“In the imminent future, patients will start to die because there simply aren’t enough people to care for them. Doctors and nurses will burn out. The most precious resource the U.S. health-care system has in the struggle against COVID-19 isn’t some miracle drug. It’s the expertise of its health-care workers—and they are exhausted.”Full Article
“With the emergency use authorization process in a swirl of controversy, understanding the ethical dimensions of issuing it for a vaccine can provide clarity on the necessity of stringent guidelines from the FDA.”Full Article
Recent news offers compelling evidence that an effective vaccine for #COVID19 is on its way. Although this news provides optimism, many questions are considered. Who gets it first? Could it help quell the pandemic? Questions follow this exciting news.Full Article
“A recent analysis found that several barriers to health care meant that more Black women delayed initiating treatment after a breast cancer diagnosis…that can have wide-ranging — and devastating — consequences.” Disparities like these need to be solved.Full Article
“Doctors took cancerous cells from Lacks without her consent, and later created the HeLa cell line, which today supports a multibillion-dollar biotechnology industry.” A recent donation by HHMI is an attempt at reparations for this racial injustice. This donation, the largest received so far, seeks to pay back a fight for recognition of the Lacks family that has been occurring for years. Many see this as the first steps toward true justice.Full Article
Nursing homes have been overwhelmed by the pandemic and residents account for a fair share of cases world. “Recent studies suggest that for-profit ownership may have endangered residents by skimping on care, while funneling cash to owners and investors.”Full Article