ASBH Annual Conference – Sessions on End of Life Topics
The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities will be holding its 22nd annual conference in a dynamic, virtual format from October 12 to 18, 2020. Here are some interesting sessions related to end-of-life issues.Thursday10:00 AM - Panel Presentatio... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Relief Efforts: How Can Medical Students Maximize Impact and Equity?
 by Nolan M. Kavanagh, M.P.H., Rishi R. Goel, M.Sc. The COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined many medical students from the “frontlines.” Our classes are now online, clinical responsibilities were delayed, and testing schedules for board examinations have been thrown into uncertainty. Many institutions have prohibited students at various levels from any clinical contact, even in a volunteer capacity. Although these measures protect students and patients, the pandemic has made us feel helpless. We see a world on fire and feel the urge to save it.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Health Care Public Health Uncategorized #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Seeing for Myself in the Morgue
By Emily Hagen As Dr. W, the pathologist, ushered my peers and me in, he made sure that we were properly wearing our masks, gloves, cloth gowns, and expressions of respect. He encouraged us to speak up if we felt too nervous to walk further inside. The morgue smelled of formaldehyde and goose bumps formed […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: reflectivemeded Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Video Decision Aid for POLST
Jarred Gallegos recently submitted his PhD dissertation to West Virginia University: "A Video Decision Aid for the West Virginia POST: A Randomized, Controlled Trial."POLST allows patients to express preferences for end-of-life medical decisions. Altho... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Accelerating Bioethics Nationalism?
The global crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic and the rush to create and distribute a vaccine widely hoped to be a “silver bullet” that can facilitate a return to “normalcy” threatens to upend seven decades of assumptions about bioethical norms. The post Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Accelerating Bioethics Nationalism? appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care bioethics Covid vaccine COVID-19 global health Hastings Bioethics Forum nationalism syndicated Source Type: blogs

Not Dead Yet on Medical Aid in Dying and Medical Futility
Diane Coleman, Anita Cameron, and John Kelly describe the mission of Not Dead Yet and how it relates to MAID and medical futility.
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hospital Sued for Providing Unwanted Treatment & Violating Advance Directive
Lillian Schwalls had an advance directive directing no aggressive life-sustaining measures. But when she coded at Regency Hospital (in Macon, GA) on May 12, 2018, she was resuscitated and placed on life support. She died eight days later.Her granddaugh... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care advance directive syndicated UMT Source Type: blogs

Black Bioethics and How the Failures of the Profession Paved the Way for Its Existence
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. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Health Disparities bioethics disability Hastings Bioethics Forum immigrants Latinix LGBTQ Ethics Racial Justice racism syndicated Source Type: blogs

An 18th-Century Lesson on How to Stay Healthy during a Pandemic
Evidence is now overwhelming that wearing face masks slows the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But Americans haven’t universally donned these coverings. An effective leader would find a way to encourage people to adopt this lifesaving behavior. Take saue... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 7, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care Health & Well-being health policy Peter Ubel syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

ASBH Annual Bioethics Conference
The ASBH Annual Bioethics Conference is going forward in October in a virtual format. Here are two sessions in which I will be presenting.Current Ethical and Legal Issues in Brain Death in Our Pluralistic WorldThursday Oct 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:1... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 7, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Video Series: Are Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps Safe?
Are contact tracing apps safe?  Dr Carissa Véliz (Oxford), author of ‘Privacy is Power’, explains why we should think twice about using such apps. They pose a serious risk to our privacy, and this matters, even if you think you have nothing... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 7, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Katrien Devolder Tags: Health Care information technology Katrien Devolder Interview Pandemic Ethics Privacy; Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health syndicated Video Series Web/Tech Youtube interview Source Type: blogs

Black Bioethics  and How the Failures of the Profession Paved the Way for Its Existence 
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. I’ve found myself using the term and along with my blog co-editor we have even created a toolkit of helpful sources on the topic of black health that we titled #BlackBioethics. But as far as I can find, on social media the term black bio...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 6, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Ethics Featured Posts Health Disparities Justice professional ethics Professionalism Public Health Social Justice Vulnerable Populations #blackbioethics #BlackBioethics #racism #TOOLKIT black bioethics Source Type: blogs

Hot Topics: Cool Talk – Physician Assisted Suicide
Join me on September 30, 2020, when I discuss medical aid in dying with John B. Kelly, the Director of Second Thoughts MA: Disability Rights Advocates Against Assisted Suicide and New England Regional Director of Not Dead Yet. The Univer... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 6, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Implications of the Tinslee Lewis Decision for Medical Futility Conflicts in California and Virginia
The Texas Court of Appeals has seriously questioned the constitutionality of the dispute resolution provisions in the Texas Advance Directives Act. What does this mean for California and Virginia which have similar dispute resolution mechanisms? ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 5, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Two of the Poems of Louis Nikolis
Louis Nikolis is a fourth-year medical student at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, who will be applying for a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).  During his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, traveling, writing, and practicing yoga. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 4, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: reflectivemeded Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Defining Moments in Pediatric Bioethics: Future Insights From Past Controversies
Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has a special August 2020 issue on "Defining Moments in Pediatric Bioethics: Future Insights From Past Controversies." This is a terrific collection by some of the best pediatric bioethicists. Introduction: Defining Cases in Pediatric BioethicsAaron Wightman, Douglas Diekema The Hopkins Mongol Case": The Dawn of the Bioethics MovementNorman Fost Who Is the Next “Baby Doe?” From Trisomy 21 to Trisomy 13 and 18 and BeyondJennifer C. Kett Uncertainty: An Uncomfortable Companion to Decision-making for InfantsJeanne A. Krick, Jaco...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 4, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Determination of Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria – World Brain Death Project
JAMA has just published the most comprehensive review of brain death ever. I am delighted to have been a small part of it.  The World Brain Death Project was undertaken to establish minimum standards for diagnosing brain death/death by neurologic... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Old Guard
In an effort to disconnect from the craziness of life, I recently watched “The Old Guard,” a popular 2020 Netflix movie.  [Note:  spoiler alerts ahead.]  It tells the story of four “immortals,” led by Andromache of Scythia (also known as “Andy,” portrayed by Charlize Theron), and the ups and downs of their existence.   As we are introduced … Continue reading "The Old Guard" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Neil Skjoldal Tags: Health Care bioethics biotechnology consent syndicated transhumanism Source Type: blogs

When Less-Lethal Weapons Are Lethal: Medicine ’s Role in Police Brutality
Police consider tear gas, stun guns, and other "less-lethal" weapons essential to public safety. But, too often, it’s their use that threatens safety. It’s time to explore medicine’s complicity in perpetuating brutality that disproportionately impacts nonwhite communities, especially Black Americans. The post When Less-Lethal Weapons Are Lethal: Medicine’s Role in Police Brutality appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care George Floyd Hastings Bioethics Forum medical examiners Police stun guns syndicated Tasers tear gas Source Type: blogs

Must Clinical Ethics Committees Involve Patients or Families in their Meetings?
By Dominic Wilkinson @Neonatalethics and Michael Dunn @ethical_mikey In a high court case reported last week, a judge strongly criticised a London hospital’s clinical ethics committee (CEC). The case related to disputed treatment for a gravely ill nine-year old child. There had been a breakdown in the relationship between the clinical team and the child’s […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Dominic Wilkinson Tags: Clinical Ethics Health Care Dominic Wilkinson's Posts syndicated Source Type: blogs

Jack Kevorkian – My Biography
My entry on Jack Kevorkian will soon go live at American National Biography. ANB is a powerful research tool from Oxford University Press that contains over 19,000 biographies of significant, influential, or notorious figures from American histo... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Human Fetal Tissue — Considerations
The NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board met on 31 July 2020 to “make recommendations regarding the ethics of research involving human fetal tissue (HFT) proposed in NIH grant and cooperative agreement applications and R&D contract proposals, as set forth in the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-19-128.” The meeting agenda included a brief time … Continue reading "Human Fetal Tissue — Considerations" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 1, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: D. Joy Riley Tags: Health Care bioethics biotechnology Ethical Method / Grounding Human Human Fetal Tissue Research market NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board NIH Revitalization Act Public Comment syndicated Source Type: blogs

1st Anniversary of New Jersey Medical Aid-in-Dying Law
Today, August 1, 2020, is the one-year anniversary of the New Jersey Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act. Compassion & Choices reports that 42 large medical centers, hospitals, and hospices across the state have adopted policies allowing their doctors to offer MAID to terminally ill patients who request it. The New Jersey Hospital Association has a implementation toolkit here. Compassion & Choices has a free online “Find Care” tool that enables New Jerseyans to find the nearest healthcare facility with this patient-supportive policy.  (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 1, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Against Personal Ventilator Reallocation
Personal ventilators used by people with disabilities should not reallocated to people with Covid-19. Triage protocols should be immediately clarified and explicitly state that personal ventilators will be protected in all cases. The post Against Personal Ventilator Reallocation appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 31, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care COVID-19 disability disability rights Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Triage ventilator allocation Source Type: blogs

Compelling Ethical Challenges in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
This new book addresses the ethical problems that physicians have to face every day while caring for critically ill patients. Improved treatments in emergency and critical care, have resulted in more patients surviving with reduced quality of life. This entails trade-offs for many patients, their families, and the teams caring for them. In 16 chapters experts in their respective fields describe compelling ethical challenges resulting from these discrepancies and discuss potential solutions.How Ethics Can Support Clinicians Caring for Critically Ill Patients Patients and Teams Caring for Them: Parallels Between Critical Car...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 31, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Property rights, payments, and urgent public health needs
Greed is a common concern—a risk, from one perspective, an indictment, from another—raised regarding medical care and the people who profit from providing certain aspects of it.  Nurses don’t get rich.  Doctors, in rich nations, often do.  Public hospitals generally don’t; private, for-profit ones do, and manage their work to make sure they do.  There’s … Continue reading "Property rights, payments, and urgent public health needs" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 31, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Jon Holmlund Tags: Health Care Allocation / Access / Public Health biotechnology Health Care Practice syndicated Source Type: blogs

Committee to Study Updating the Uniform Determination of Death Act
This study committee will study the need for and feasibility of updating the Uniform Determination of Death Act (1980), ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

No Early Prison Release for Physician Who Administered Unneeded & Unwanted Treatments
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has denied Farid Fata's motion for compassionate release from federal prison due to his age, health and the risks presented by COVID-19. He has served 5 years of his 45-year sentence. Fata w... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ethical Dilemmas in Covid-19 Medical Care: Is a Problematic Triage Protocol Better or Worse than No Protocol at All?
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 anthrax mailings following the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States led to fears that victims of bioterrorism could overwhelm hospitals. The federal government convened experts to define how medical treatments should best be allocated across a population affected by a mass casualty disaster, a concept at first referred to as “altered standards of care,” later changed to the more palatable “crisis standards of care.” This work informed triage plans d...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 29, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Uncategorized #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear Editorial-AJOB pandemic Pandemic Ethics Source Type: blogs

Lawsuits of Last Resort: Employees Fight for Safe Workplaces during Covid-19
As more workplaces open up, a seldom-used legal action is being taken against employers charged with inadequately protecting employees from the coronavirus: public nuisance lawsuits. The post Lawsuits of Last Resort: Employees Fight for Safe Workplaces during Covid-19 appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 29, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum public nuisance lawsuits syndicated workplace hazards Source Type: blogs

New Zealand End of Life Choice Referendum – More like Canada than USA
New Zealand's referendum on end of life choice is September 19, 2020. Parliament already passed the End of Life Choice Act, but it has not come into force. The Act will come into force only if more than 50% of voters in the referendum vo... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 29, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Pandemic Ethics: Good Reasons to Vaccinate: COVID19 Vaccine, Mandatory or Payment Model?
The best chance of bringing the Coronavirus pandemic to an end with the least loss of life and the greatest return  to normality seems to be the introduction of an effective vaccine. But how should such a vaccine be distributed? To be effective, particularly in protecting the most vulnerable in the population, it would need […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 28, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Julian Savulescu Tags: Health Care Julian Savulescu's Posts Pandemic Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

World Congress of Bioethics – Free Videos
A fair number of videos from last month's World Congress of Bioethics are available for free on Vimeo. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 28, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

#MedBikini: A Lesson in Irony and the Pitfalls of Policing Professionalism
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. The seemingly innocuous piece was entitled “Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons”; it was first published online in advance (December 2019), and was then formally published in the August edition of the journal in question, accompanied by a laudatory commentary piece. It was quickly retracted after the resultant public outcry, but its thankfully brief existence still warrants som...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Gender Disparities Informed Consent Media Politics Privacy Social Media #MedBikini Source Type: blogs

The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30: A Cause for Celebration During Covid-19?
A central mandate of the ADA is to make the goods of society accessible to people with disabilities and overcome their segregation in civil society through reasonable accommodation that allows them to go to work, live with their neighbors, and avoid institutionalization. But let’s not delude ourselves with historic sentimentality as disability law is placed under tremendous stress by the pandemic. The post The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30: A Cause for Celebration During Covid-19? appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Americans with Disabilities Act CARES Act civil rights COVID-19 disability Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

Legal Status of the Texas Advance Directives Act
On Friday, the Texas Court of Appeals issued such a lengthy opinion on the constitutionality of TADA that one might think (like the dissenting justice) that the question has now been definitively answered. But it has not. The appeals court ruled on on... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Brain Death Conflict in Michigan – 3rd High Profile Case in Past Year
DeVonte Andrews, 18, was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Detroit. But his mother claimed that his condition was improving despite doctors at Ascension St. John Hospital declaring him brain dead. The case was starting to look like other ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Good Death Society Blog
Lamar Hankins is stepping down as chief blogger at The Good Death Society Blog. Next month, Final Exit Network board member and hospice chaplain Kevin Bradley takes over. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 26, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

UK High Court Criticizes Hospital ’ s Lack of Procedural Due Process in Medical Futility Conflict
Coincidentally, the same day that the Texas Court of Appeals ruled that the Texas Advance Directives Act is "likely unconstitutional," the British High Court of Justice ruled that Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children similarly violated principles ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

New In Depth Inquiry: Future of Ageing
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics announced that it is beginning a new in-depth inquiry on the future of ageing. The inquiry will explore the ethical implications of the emerging role of science and technology in helping people live well in old age. T... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Texas Appeals Court Rules Against Hospital in Medical Futility Case (Tinslee Lewis v. Cook Children ’ s)
Today, the Texas Court of Appeals issued a 150-page decision in Tinslee Lewis v. Cook Children's Hospital.  The court ruled against the hospital, sending the case back to the trial court to continue. But this is a serious challenge to the constit... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

On Being a Foster Parent During Covid
I knew that being a foster parent would be demanding, but I was unprepared for the extent of the challenges, which were exacerbated by the pandemic. The post On Being a Foster Parent During Covid appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care caregiving Children and Families COVID-19 financial challenges food insecurity foster care Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

Symposium on Cruzan and the Right to Die
I just received my copy of the SMU Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 1 (Winter 2020). This is a special issue focused on the 30th Anniversary of Cruzan and the Right to Die.  FOREWORD: CRUZAN AND THE "RIGHT TO DIE" Thomas Wm. Mayo FIRST MAN AND SECOND WO... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Baruch A. Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics – Call for Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted until August 7, 2020, for the 2020-2021 Baruch A. Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics.  The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and the Rice University Department of Philosophy are pleased to renew this international $10,000 award and named lectureship in Baruch Brody’s memory. This award will perpetuate Baruch’s legacy by recognizing junior and mid-career scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics. They are thrilled to honor someone in the field who embodies the values and...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Freedom and Fear: Reflections on American Gun Violence in Response to My Father ’s Shooting
STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE THIRD-PLACE WINNERBy Theodore Berg I have probably written between twenty and thirty pages in total about the March 5th, 2015 shooting of my father. I write about it now again, for what I doubt will be the last time, looking not to the incident itself, but to the narratives fashioned […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Health Care Chynn Prize community policing Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Fordham University Student Voices gun control gun laws gun violence Law Enforcement local government mass shootings policy Political Parties Source Type: blogs

Who Are We Kidding: There ’s No Way We Should Be Heading Back to Campus
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Since mid-March I have been part of my university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, I served on the “Response” task force and that transformed into our “Re-Opening” group. I’ve been working on how do we safely have students in dorms, bring people up and down the elevators in the downtown towers, enforce a mask ban, how to do contact tracing, and more. After months of working on the minutiae of having people on campus I have come to one conclusion, we should not be bringing people back to campus.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Featured Posts Politics Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 schools Source Type: blogs

Guest Post- Pandemic Ethics: Your Freedom Really Matters. So What?
Written by Farbod Akhlaghi (University of Oxford) The coronavirus pandemic rages on. To the surprise of many, the enforcement of mask wearing, imposition of lockdowns, and other measures taken to try to halt the pandemic’s march have been met with some heavy and vocal resistance. Such resistance has materialised into protests in various countries against […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Health Care Current Affairs Guest Post Pandemic Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Concerning Trend for Rural Physicians Makes a Risky Business Even Riskier
The COVID-19 virus is wreaking havoc on healthcare providers. Hospitals and outpatient practices are struggling from a combination of lost revenue, from people delaying or canceling appointments, and increased expenses, related to the measures they are taking to reduce the spread of the virus within healthcare settings. As always, when American healthcare providers are in […] The post Concerning Trend for Rural Physicians Makes a Risky Business Even Riskier appeared first on Peter Ubel. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care Peter Ubel syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Guidance for Treating Unrepresented Patients in the ICU Why the Ethical Principles Matter More Than Ever
Our new Official ATS/AGS Policy Statement "Making Medical Treatment Decisions for Unrepresented Patients in the ICU" is the subject of the "Ask the Ethicist" column in today's Neurology Today. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs