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This post appears as an editorial in the July 2020 special COVID-19 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics
by Sheri Fink, M.D., Ph.D.
The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 6):Risky Choices; The Resident (Season 3; Episode 5): Reporting a drunk pilot; Leaving AMA; New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 7): Medical Errors; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 7): Subverted capacity; Confidentiality with a military experiment subject; Greys Anatomy (Season 16; Episode 7): When personal feelings interfere with medical judgement;
A pregnant woman has an abdominal tumor and is in the hospital to have it removed.…Full Article
You can read this editorial and other articles in this month’s issue of The American Journal of Bioethics.
by Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D.…Full Article
A new feature on bioethics.net is to post videos of authors talking about the articles they wrote for The American Journal of Bioethics. …Full Article
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
The story of Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, beginning in 2014 is a story that most people are familiar with.…Full Article
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
In May a twitter user posted a picture depicting the muscular system of a female that included milk ducts.…Full Article
Through special arrangement with Taylor & Francis, AJOB posts its editorials on bioethics.net. This essay and the articles it references are also available on the publisher website.…Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
As many of our favorite medical dramas head to their fall finales, they focused more on sentimental stories in the personal lives of characters, or feel good cases that did not raise any ethical issues.…Full Article
Select Interviews From the INS Annual Meeting—Keith Humphreys, Tom Insel, Uma Karmarkar, Carl Marci, Ariel Cascio, Winston Chiong, Frederic Gilbert, Cynthia Kubu, and Jonathan Pugh
Conflicts of interest policies for authors, peer reviewers, and editors of bioethics journals
Moving beyond the theoretical: Medical students’ desire for practical, role-specific ethics training
How should we deal with misattributed paternity? A survey of lay public attitudes
Online public reactions to fMRI communication with patients with disorders of consciousness: Quality of life, end-of-life decision making, and concerns with misdiagnosis
Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Surrogate Decision Making in the Internet Age”
Review of Robert Klitzman, Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing
What started as an antitrust lawsuit brought by states over just two drugs in 2016 has exploded into an investigation of alleged price-fixing involving at least 16 companies and 300 drugs, Joseph Nielsen, an assistant attorney general and antitrust investigator in Connecticut who has been a leading force in the probe, said in an interview. His comments in an interview with The Washington Post represent the first public disclosure of the dramatically expanded scale of the investigation.Full Article
Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics and Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University.
Scientists used a 3D printer loaded with cells to create mini livers which can be infected with a disease to observe its progress through organ. The tiny livers can also be used to monitor effectiveness of drugs.Full Article
There’s a new way to create materials with the properties of living tissues. Oxford University scientists have designed a programmable 3-D printer than can pump out a material that can flex like muscle or communicate like neurons.Full Article
The FDA has proposed new rules aimed at improving the safety and reliability of automated external defibrillators, like this one on a commuter train near Boston. AEDs treat patients suffering from sudden cardiac arrest by shocking the heart back into a normal rhythm.Full Article
Publishing house Macmillan on Friday became the fifth and final U.S. book publisher to sign a settlement with the government in a sweeping antitrust case that accused them of conspiring to raise e-book prices.Full Article
After running 1,000 computers non-stop for 39 days to uncover the world’s largest prime number yet, a Missouri college professor said this week he is starting all over to top his own record.Full Article
The first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant. He also received bone marrow from the same dead donor who supplied his new arms. That novel approach is aimed at helping his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication to prevent rejection.Full Article