Bruce Springsteen: The Latest Celebrity DWI
It was especially disappointing to read about Bruce Springsteen’s recent arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Here's hoping the famous rocker will use his arrest to refocus attention on a risky and dangerous behavior that is thoroughly preventable. The post Bruce Springsteen: The Latest Celebrity DWI appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 12, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health Bruce Springsteen drunk driving Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

California Legislature Considers Amending End of Life Options Act
Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman, a key legislator behind enactment of the California End of Life Options Act in 2015, has introduced a bill (S.B. 380) that would amend a range of provisions in the statute. These include the following. Sunset:... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 12, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Nondiscrimination in Involuntary Denial of Treatment Act – West Vrginia
A decade ago, states were considering expanding the ability of clinicians and hospitals to withhold or withdraw treatment deemed medically inappropriate. Today, the trend is in the opposite direction. Following states like Oklahoma and Idaho, the West ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 11, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Promoting Exercise through Gamification – Making Physical Activity More Fun?
I don’t know how many coaches told me “no pain, no gain.” I can tell you that as a child and young adult, it was never the pain part of exercise that encouraged me to be active. It was the fun— chasing down a deep ball to left field, juking the other t... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 11, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care Choice & Behavior Peter Ubel syndicated Source Type: blogs

Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccine and American Healthcare
by Susan L. Smith, PhD On either side of our country’s northern border, outrage is brewing about the rich getting priority access to COVID-19 vaccinations.  An extremely wealthy Vancouver couple is being met with scorn after chartering a plane to the Yukon, breaking quarantine regulations, and lying to take advantage of a vaccination clinic that was meant for an indigenous community already hit hard by the pandemic. The University of Rochester Medical Center in New York had to issue a formal apology for moving board members and donors to the front of the line, noting that many “are disappointed by th...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 11, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Ethics Featured Posts Global Ethics Health Care Health Disparities Health Policy & Insurance Public Health Social Justice Vaccines Vulnerable Populations #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Covid-19 vaccine Source Type: blogs

Crosspost: Is It Ethical To Quarantine People In Hotel Rooms?
Written by Dominic Wilkinson and Jonathan Pugh,   The UK government announced that from February 15, British and Irish residents travelling to England from “red list” countries will have to quarantine in a government-sanctioned hotel for ten days, at a personal cost of £1,750. Accommodation must be booked in advance, and people will need to have […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 11, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Jonathan Pugh Tags: Health Care Public Health coronavirus Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health Current Affairs Dominic Wilkinson's Posts Hotels International/ Global Health Jonny Pugh's Posts medical ethics Pandemic Ethics quarantine Rationing Source Type: blogs

Taking a Shot: An Interview with Daniela J. Lamas, MD, on the Covid-19 Vaccination By Sebastian Galbo, Co-Editor LitMed Database and Magazine
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Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 10, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: GalN Tags: Health Care Current Topics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Making Progress on Death: Towards an Updated Normative Framework
Join me on March 24-25, 2021, for "Making Progress on Death: Towards an Updated Normative Framework." Register here.Over 50 years after its inception, the Neurological Standard for Declaration of Death (NSDD) remains a subject of criticisms and challen... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 10, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Jahi McMath – Role of Race & Obesity
Yolonda Yvette Wilson discusses the role that race played in the Jahi McMath case. She recently presented "Death, Pandemic, and Intersectionality: What the Failures in an End-of-Life Case Can Teach About Structural Justice and COVID-19" for the Univers... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 9, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Science in the Biden White House: Eric Lander, Alondra Nelson, and the Legacy of Lewis Thomas
Science has replaced populism in the White House. For the first time, the president's science advisor will be elevated to cabinet rank. There are other good omens, as well. The post Science in the Biden White House: Eric Lander, Alondra Nelson, and the Legacy of Lewis Thomas appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health Alondra Nelson artificial intelligence Covid-19 Ethics Resource Center Eric Lander Hastings Bioethics Forum Lewis Thomas President Joe Biden Science and Society syndicated White House science advisors Source Type: blogs

Massachusetts Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill Reintroduced
Compassion & Choices Action Network today praised Massachusetts lawmakers for reintroducing the End of Life Options Act (SD 801/HD 1456) and urged the Legislature to pass the popular bill to prevent any more terminally ill residents from needlessly... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Cross Post: Not Recommending AstraZeneca Vaccine For The Elderly Risks The Lives Of The Most Vulnerable
Jonathan Pugh, University of Oxford and Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford Regulators in Europe are at odds over whether the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine should be given to the elderly. In the UK, the vaccine has been approved for use in adults aged 18 and up, but France, Germany, Sweden and Austria say the vaccine should be […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Health Care Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health COVID-19 Cross Post Jonny Pugh's Posts Julian Savulescu's Posts syndicated The Conversation the elderly and vulnerable vaccinations Source Type: blogs

Psychedelic Bar Association
A new bar association to serve attorneys practicing in the emerging area related to psychedelic substances has been launched.The Psychedelic Bar Association, the first bar association specifically focused on psychedelics, will provide educational event... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

This Bioethicist is (Maybe) Done With The NFL And Its Super-Spreader Event
Calling health care workers, heroes when you put this many people in a stadium is nothing but lip service. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Ethics Featured Posts Health Care Public Health Sports Ethics #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

30th Anniversary of Bestseller FINAL EXIT
Happy 30th anniversary to Derek Humphry's Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying.First published in 1991, the book has been enormously successful (and here). The "suicide manual" describes ways f... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 7, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment (PARENT) Act
This week, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment (PARENT) Act. The bill is designed to ensure that parents have access to policies regarding the care and medical records of their... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 6, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

How Hospital Stays Resemble Enhanced Interrogation
Ken Mishark is a hospitalist at the Mayo Clinic who formerly served as a physician in the military. Early in his career, he interviewed for a job in the CIA. That experience might explain why he paid attention when the CIA declassified a manual it had ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care Peter Ubel syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Islamic Ethics, Covid-19 Vaccination, and the Concept of Harm
Vaccine hesitancy is a concern around the world, but negative attitudes among Muslims in particular toward some coronavirus vaccines have been the focus of attention in the media. Some scholars in Asia recently issued fatwa against the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. Media coverage has characterized the Muslim world as a hotspot for vaccine hesitancy, but experts point out biases in this coverage and explain the underlying reasons. The post Islamic Ethics, Covid-19 Vaccination, and the Concept of Harm appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Covid-19 Ethics Resource Center Covid-19 vaccination Hastings Bioethics Forum Islam syndicated vaccine hesitancy Source Type: blogs

Ethics of the GameStop Short Squeeze
By Doug McConnell Recently a large, loosely coordinated group of individual ‘retail investors’ have been buying up stocks that certain hedge funds had bet against (i.e. ‘shorted’). In doing so, the retail investors have driven up the price of those stocks. This has caused hedge funds that shorted the stock to lose billions of dollars […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Doug McConnell Tags: Health Care professional ethics #collusion #gamestonks #GameStop #GME #incitement #market manipulation #shortsqueeze #TheSqueezening business ethics Doug McConnell's Posts Epistemic Ethics Information Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Update on Tinslee Lewis & Other Lawsuits on the Texas Advance Directive Act
Texas Right to Life has a fair summary and comparison of the two active cases involving the section of the Texas Advance Directives Act that permits clinicians to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment without patient or family consent.  (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Pandemics are Not New: What Can Indigenous Worldviews Teach Us?
by Jennifer McCurdy, PhD, BSN, MH, HEC-C Pandemics are not new to human experience. Stories of the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and waves of smallpox, cholera, and measles have a place in the collective social memory. But something happens viscerally when the experience is first-hand. A witnessing of overrun emergency rooms, dropping oxygen saturations, empty grocery store shelves, and make-shift morgues on semi-trucks stir a common dread. Health care workers and other essential personnel experience waves of exhaustion, anger, moral distress, and a fear of death concurrent with a deep sense of duty toward humanity.&hel...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Cultural Ethics Featured Posts Public Health Uncategorized #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Guest Post: What Is The Case For Virtual Schooling?
Written by Thomas Moller-Nielsen News that children in England were to switch to online schooling as part of the country’s third national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic was met with widespread support in the British press. Doctors, public health specialists, and even teaching unions similarly applauded the decision. (Nurseries, which have remained open […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Education Ethics Health Care children COVID-19 Guest Post harm lockdown Pandemic Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

New Lawsuit Challenges Brain Death Legitimacy
For years, Dr. Sadanandan Ganapathy has contested the conceptual and ethical legitimacy of brain death. Now, Ganapathy has filed an action in the Kerala High Court (No. 2436/2021) to "prevent deliberate, wrong and premature certification of brain ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Uniform Law Commission Appoints Drafting Committee for Health-Care Decisions Act
It was a pleasure to work, last year, with the Uniform Law Commission's Study Committee on the Health Care Decisions Act. The committee recommended appointing a Study Committee to make amendments to the UHCDA. The ULC Executive Committee agreed an... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Structural Violence in Global Clinical Research
STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN ETHICS PRIZE HONORABLE MENTIONBy Julia Sese For the first half of my education at Fordham, I was determined to become a doctor and practice medicine abroad in countries that do not have access to adequate health care. It was not until my Junior year, after taking “Anthropology of Health and Healing,” […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 3, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Health Care Informed Consent Public Health Research Ethics anthropology Belmont Principles Belmont Report bioethics Chynn Prize clinical research Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Fordham University Student Voices glob Source Type: blogs

The UK should share the vaccine with the other countries – but only after all the vulnerable have been vaccinated
Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford Cross posted with The Conversation   “We are all in this together”, except that we are not. One of the most widely used slogans of the pandemic might need to be adjusted. Maybe: “We are all in this together, until there is a way out.” […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 3, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Alberto Giubilini Tags: Health Care Public Health Alberto Giubilini's Posts Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health COVID-19 Pandemic Ethics syndicated vaccination Source Type: blogs

Reminder: 7th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics – Entries Due By Tuesday 9th February
A reminder that the closing date for entries to the 7th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics is fast approaching. Graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Oxford in any subject are invited to enter the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics by submitting an essay of up to 2000 words […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 3, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Health Care Announcements Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs