Hot Topics: Social Justice
by Alexandre A. Martins, Ph.D.
Imagine an effective and efficient universal health care system that delivers care to low-income families. Now imagine dismantling that program to further marginalize those same families.…Full Article
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
Like others in our WebMd culture I often go to the internet to research my symptoms, looking for possible solutions.…Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
This week Las Vegas hosted the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where tech companies can show off the devices they hope we will all be buying soon.…Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Last week I became a Jewish-American. No, I did not change my citizenship. No, I did not change religions.…Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.Full Article
The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 1): Cancer Diagnosis and Dementia; The Resident (Season 3; Episode 1): Profit over patients; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 1): Social Justice; High Cost of Insulin; Carol’s Second Act (Season 1; Episode 1): Stereotyping Age; Grey’s Anatomy (Season 16; Episode 1): Too soon to die; ageism
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.…Full Article
by Suzanne Minor, MD, FAAP The subject of the email read “MDC Commissioners Meeting to Address the Homeless,” the body asking me to attend the Commissioners Meeting to describe my challenges in dealing with the “homeless situation in our area” in order to force the Homeless Trust to allocate dollars to target the Miami homeless […]Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
“Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun” – President Trump, 4 August 2019
In 2019 (as of September 13), there have been 297 “mass shootings” (4 or more people killed or injured) in the United States resulting in 326 deaths and 1,229 injuries.…Full Article
Marginally Represented Patients and the Moral Authority of Surrogates
Yesterday’s Child: How Gene Editing for Enhancement Will Produce Obsolescence—and Why It Matters
A Cross-Cultural Neuroethics View on the Language of Disability
Clinical Ethicists Awakened: Addressing Two Generations of Clinical Ethics Issues Involving Undocumented Patients
Intersectionality in Clinical Medicine: The Need for a Conceptual Framework
Ethical Guidelines for DNA Testing in Migrant Family Reunification
Multiple Marginalizations: What Bioethics Can Learn From Black Feminism
A paradigm for understanding trust and mistrust in medical research: The Community VOICES study
A Question of Social Justice: How Policies of Profit Negate Engagement of Developing World Bioethicists and Undermine Global Bioethics
A Harvard academic says the app he designed can prevent rare, hereditary diseases – and sinister interpretations are ‘ridiculous’Full Article
Scientists have come up with a drug, injected once a day, that appears to make children’s bones grow. To many, it’s a wondrous invention that could improve the lives of thousands of people with dwarfism. To others, it’s a profit-driven solution in search of a problem, one that could unravel decades of hard-won respect for an entire community.Full Article
Banning rape victims from getting abortions is a step too far for Republican Party leaders, who have publicly cringed at Alabama’s sweeping new law criminalizing abortion in nearly every case.Full Article
Settling allegations of discrimination filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Mutual of Omaha has agreed not to deny insurance to people who use medications to prevent H.I.V. infection.
The insurer also has settled a lawsuit brought by an unidentified gay man in Massachusetts who was turned down for long-term-care insurance after acknowledging that he took an H.I.V.-prevention drug called Truvada.Full Article
There was just enough spit on the back of the 9-cent stamp to piece together the identity of the person who licked it. Everything except for his name.Full Article
But addiction treatment professionals argue the problem of buprenorphine diversion is often misunderstood. A black market exists in part, they point out, because addiction treatment can be hard to find. President Trump is expected to sign a bill that would increase access to the medication, but it’s unclear how quickly that access will grow.Full Article
Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness.
With revelation after revelation, a new wave of sexual abuse scandals is rocking the Roman Catholic Church and presenting Pope Francis with the greatest crisis of his papacy. In Chile, prosecutors have raided church offices, seized documents and accused leaders of a coverup. In Australia, top church figures are facing detention and trials. And in the United States, after the resignation of a cardinal, questions are swirling about a hierarchy that looked the other way and protected him for years.Full Article
The American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, D.C., has decided to retain a policy banning military psychologists from working with detainees at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and other national security detention facilities. But the political machinations surrounding a decisive vote this week by APA’s governing body suggest the 115,000-member organization is still far from resolving a decadelong debate over the ethical rules of conduct for psychologists in the U.S. government’s ongoing war against terrorism.Full Article
A woman has become the first person in Denmark to be charged with wearing a veil in public, under a new law that bans Islamic face coverings.Full Article