Hot Topics: Media
By Jennifer L Young, PhD, Julia E H Brown, PhD, Nicole Martinez-Martin, JD, PhD
In a small but significant change of the tide, Britney Spears has been granted permission to have her own lawyer, to pursue her request to end her 13-year long conservatorship under the hands of her father.…Full Article
by Andrew Helmers, MDCM, MHSc (Bioethics), MSc, FRCPC
The Journal of Vascular Surgery (and Irony) published a rather odd piece that set Twitter ablaze even amidst the wildfire that is COVID-19.…Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Tommye Austin is senior vice president and chief nursing officer at University Hospital in San Antonio. Like most Texas hospitals, UH has been hard hit by the pandemic in recent weeks and PPE is in short supply.…Full Article
by Jamie Webb MA, MSci
‘An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday.’…Full Article
by Jonathan Moreno, Ph.D. and Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.
For a moment, let’s suppose that the novel coronavirus was produced by a lab in Wuhan as a biological weapon, as some in the Trump Administration have alleged.…Full Article
by Daniel W. Tigard, Ph.D.
As our evening entertainment during the recent weeks of social distancing, my wife and I have been watching the TV rendition of The Handmaid’s Tale, based upon Margaret Atwood’s important novel.…Full Article
by Bandy X. Lee, MD, MDiv
A novel coronavirus strain has rapidly spread around the world into a pandemic. Country responses over the past several weeks show that information dissemination is crucial for containing the disease.…Full Article
by Jay Baglia, Ph.D.
In a crisis, citizens seek information. Civic leaders need to address their constituencies regularly. But quantity isn’t nearly as valuable as quality and consistency.…Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 14): Lying; Social Media; Internet Medicine; The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 15): Pressuring a patient; Surgery to correct social problems; New Amsterdam (Seasons 2; Episode 13): End of life; Battery; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 14): Can an abuser’s victim make his medical decisions?;…Full Article
Media Coverage of Ethical Issues in Predictive Genetic Testing: A Qualitative Analysis
Breaking a Vital Trust: Posting Photos of Patients on Facebook Among a Sample of Peruvian Medical Students
TV Writers and Producers and Ethics: How Can I Help?
Ethical Perspectives on Neuromarketing: An Interview With Will Allred
Physician Sexual Assault: The Moral Imperative for Gender Equity in Medicine
Abusive Doctors: How the Atlanta Newspaper Exposed a System That Tolerates Sexual Misconduct by Physicians
Freezing fertility or freezing false hope? A content analysis of social egg freezing in U.S. print media
Ethical and regulatory challenges of research using pervasive sensing and other emerging technologies: IRB perspectives
Medical journals publish many studies that link racism to socioeconomic or biological factors. “Less often do their editors, mostly white and male, accept papers that explore how systemic racism shapes the health care experiences of Black and brown people.”Full Article
How can we look at the ethics of workplace vaccine mandates? “Employer vaccines mandates are not new, and there is a broad consensus they are legal….employers have a duty to provide their employees with a safe place to work”Full Article
“The U.S. will begin sharing its entire stock of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines with the world once it clears federal safety reviews…U.S. has also been under mounting pressure in recent weeks to share more of its vaccine supply with the world”Full Article
“To plan effective public health action for next steps in vaccine distribution, we need a clearer understanding of why doses distributed to rural areas remain unclaimed. We must check our assumptions to prevent a false narrative…”Full Article
The J&J vaccine pause has been a source of recent debate and concern. “Use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine will resume within days, but with a warning added to its label about the risk for a rare blood-clotting disorder.”Full Article
Vaccine rollout of the Johnson & Johnson has paused in the United States, ” a “pause” that now looks indefinite and threatens to upend vaccination efforts overseas and in some of the most marginalized communities in the United States.”Full Article
“In a vision of bioethics that is oriented toward health justice, moving from crisis to repair will involve thinking beyond the border, to sustained practices of learning from migrant communities and from our colleagues in Global South.”Full Article
Recent data has shown COVID-19 numbers are trending in the wrong directions for our populations at risk. With the vaccine soon to be rolled out, what needs to be considered in distribution as we look at the effects of COVID-19 on elderly populations?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