Amid the Pandemic and Racial Injustice, Greater Empathy in Medical School
Empathy does not need to dissipate as we endure medical training. Both the pandemic and the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality have touched every aspect of life as we know it, and medical training and education have been no exception. The post Amid the Pandemic and Racial Injustice, Greater Empathy in Medical School appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care COVID-19 empathy Hastings Bioethics Forum medical education medical students Racial Justice syndicated Source Type: blogs

EOLWA Issues Policy Statement on Psilocybin Therapy for Emotional Suffering Caused by Terminal Illness
End of Life Washington has issued a new policy statement supporting efforts to legalize the use of psilocybin therapy for depression and anxiety experienced by terminally ill individuals. "Numerous well-controlled, peer-reviewed clinical studies h... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Pandemic Ethics: Should Santa Claus deliver Christmas presents this year? Preparing for our first COVID-19 Christmas
Written by Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities University of Oxford   It’s that time of the year again, when Christmas decorations start to appear way too early in shopping malls. It’s beginning to look a bit too much like Christmas. Except that, being it 2020, of […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Alberto Giubilini Tags: Health Care Public Health Alberto Giubilini's Posts COVID-19 Pandemic Ethics syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference
Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the Florida Bioethics Network present the 13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference on November 6, 2020. Register here (or here). The sessions are as follows:Respect or Resist – Refusal of Standard Treatments for F... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Champion: The Death and Life of Marieke Vervoort
Last October, world-class athlete Marieke Vervoort hastened her death with euthanasia in Belgium. I am delighted to discuss a new film on Vervoort with Stefanie Green for the World Federation of Right to Die Societies on November 2, 2020. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

End-of-Life Decision Making: Policy and Statutory Progress
The Royal Society of Canada has released a new report End-of-Life Decision Making: Policy and Statutory Progress 2011-2020.  The report covers both progress and remaining challenges pertaining to: advance directives, palliative care, ter... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Vaccine Approval and Public Trust: The Dynamic Factors Influencing When a COVID-19 Vaccine is “Safe Enough ”
by Berklee Robins, MD, MA & Ashley Sweet, MD, MBE Vaccines are approved when it is clear that the benefits to the individual and society outweigh the potential risks and side effects of vaccination. Historically this approval has occurred only after years of vaccine development and testing. However, in an effort to quell the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA may consider accelerated approval of a vaccine based on the limited available evidence regarding the product’s safety and effectiveness. Although the FDA has suggested a minimum threshold of efficacy for COVID-19 vaccine candida...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Clinical Trials & Studies Featured Posts Pharmaceuticals Science #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Covid-19 vaccine vaccines Source Type: blogs

Three Weeks after Death, Hospital Releases Nick Torres to Home " Care "
The family of Nick Torres vigorously contested the consequences of Texas Children's Hospital determination of death. The family made a wide range of legal arguments to both the Harris County District Court and the Texas Court of Appeals. At the la... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Fox, Bosk, and Rothman: An Appreciation of Three Scholars of Medicine
With all of the tumult surrounding the coronavirus and the upcoming presidential election, few people likely noticed that three important figures in bioethics, medical history, and medical sociology recently died within a month of one another. But for those of us who work in these fields, the deaths of Renée Fox, Charles Bosk, and David… Read more The post Fox, Bosk, and Rothman: An Appreciation of Three Scholars of Medicine appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care bioethics Charles Bosk David Rothman Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care medial sociology medical history Renee Fox syndicated Source Type: blogs

Pandemic Ethics: Social Distancing for Animals
Why do we force animals into close contact with each other, and with humans, while encouraging or even requiring humans to keep apart?  Dangerous viruses do not distinguish between human and non-human vectors, so why do we? (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Katrien Devolder Tags: Animal Ethics Environmental Ethics Health Care Public Health Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health; Animal Ethics; Zoonotic Disease; Factory farm; Social Distancing International/ Global Health Katrien Devolder's Posts Pandemic Ethics Source Type: blogs

In Memoriam – Dan Brock
by Nir Eyal, DPhil When you pick up an article or a book by Dan Brock, you know that you will find rigor, common sense, imagination, and warranted authority. You never encounter preachiness, frills, overstatement, or demagogy.  Dan was at the forefront of two revolutions in bioethics—one in the 1970s and 1980s, and another in the 1990s and 2000s. The first created the best of Anglo-American clinical bioethics as we now recognize it. Dan, who started his writing career in the 1970s by publishing on normative ethics, started around 1980 to apply the same analytical scrupulousness and lucid writing to medical...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts In Memoriam Source Type: blogs

In Memoriam – Ren ée Claire Fox
by Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. I think, mostly, I will remember that look. Renée Fox, 92, passed away on Sept. 23rd of leukemia. She was a founder of modern medical sociology, a pioneer in the sociological analyses of bioethics, an innovator in the interpretation and ethics of transplants who described them as “an ignoble form of medically rationalized cannibalism,” and a trailblazer who was often introduced as “the first women ever to…” followed by one of her host of academic roles or honors.  Renée… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 12, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Paul Root Wolpe Tags: Featured Posts In Memoriam Source Type: blogs

Statewide Brain Death Protocol Considered by Illinois State Medical Society
A survey of Illinois State Medical Society members shows strong support for Resolution 09.2020-08, to implement a "Statewide Brain Death Protocol."The resolution notes that "recent studies have shown that nationwide, inconsistencies exist with regard t... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 12, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Plug
is a brief video created by Marije de Haas. De Haas and her collaborators call this “design fiction.” The context is European, where euthanasia is legal in some countries, but where advance directives for euthanasia in the case of dementia are rarely honored. The idea is that the plug is kind of a … Continue reading The Plug (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: denasdavis Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Alain Cocq Resumes VSED Plan – with Ulysses Clause
Last month, Alain Cocq abandoned his plan to hasten his death by VSED. He plans to VSED again. From midnight on the night of Sunday to Monday, October 12, “I will stop all hydration, diet and treatment, except painkillers . . . "I will go all the ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Informed Consent: More Than a Piece of Paper
Join me and the Vermont Ethics Network on November 9, 2020 for their fall palliative care conference "Informed Consent: More Than a Piece of Paper."8:15 – 8:30am: Welcome & Orientation8:30 – 9:45am: Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD: Informed Consent:... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

New Zealand End of Life Choice Referendum Is One Week Away
On October 17, 2020, New Zealanders will vote on whether the End of Life Choice Act 2019 should come into force, giving people with a terminal illness the option of requesting assisted dying. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Texas Right to Life Advises Families How to CHALLENGE Brain Death
Texas Right to Life's patient advocacy services offers to help when "doctors declared your loved one brain dead and want to withdraw life-sustaining treatment against your will"And in this video Emily Cook, Texas Right to Life's General Counsel, h... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Should Age be a Criterion for Triage during the Pandemic?
Yeah, I know I said in an earlier post that we spend way too much time obsessing about ventilator triage–something that has never happened in America so far–and not enough time obsessing about why our health care system is so broken. Nonetheless, with my friend Felicia Nimue Ackerman, a philosopher at Brown University, I made … Continue reading Should Age be a Criterion for Triage during the Pandemic? (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: denasdavis Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Brain Death – Fundamental Principles and Growing Ethical Challenges
On Friday morning, I will deliver pediatric Grand Rounds at Omaha Children's Hospital. I will discuss the ongoing Nick Torres case and the growing number of pediatric brain death conflicts in U.S. hospitals.  (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Supreme Court Weighing Who Decides Whether to Pull Plug on Critically Ill Child – Parents or Doctors?
Despite requests to expedite their review because of Tinslee Lewis' ongoing suffering at Cook Children's, the Supreme Court of Texas is still considering whether to review an intermediate appellate court's judgment that the Texas Advance Directive Act ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Emergency Use Authorization for Covid-19 Vaccines: Lessons from the Past
by Dorit Reiss, PhD LLB, Art Caplan, PhD, and Working Group on Vaccine Ethics and Policy The question whether the FDA will give an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a COVID-19 vaccine is currently being widely discussed.  The emphasis in the discussions is on whether political intervention will lead to an EUA with no good basis in evidence. What is not as clear but is crucially important is what past emergency uses of vaccines can teach us about how to use an EUA for a vaccine today. … (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 6, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Arthur Caplan Tags: Featured Posts Health Regulation & Law Pharmaceuticals Public Health #covid19 #Journalofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Texas Court of Appeals Imposes Fast Briefing Schedule in NIck Torres Brain Death Case
Bravo to the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals for setting a fast briefing schedule in Torres v. Texas Children's Hospital. This is important. Brain death cases in other courts have dragged on for months and months, costing hospitals millions of d... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 6, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Dick Johnson Is Dead – Film Creatively Confronts and Comes to Terms with Death
Now available on Netflix, DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD is a "darkly funny and wildly imaginative . . . love letter from a daughter to a father, creatively blending fact and fiction to create a celebratory exploration of how movies give us the tools to grapple ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 6, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Nick Torres : Texas Should Follow New Jersey and Offer Religious Exemption to Brain Death
Kevin Acevedo, the attorney for Nick Torres, held a press conference on Monday afternoon. He argues that Texas should follow New Jersey and allow parents to override brain death determinations when they have a religious objection to brain death. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 6, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Typhoid Trump: A Public Health Threat
by Stephen P. Wood, MS,ACNP Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, was an asymptomatic carrier of Salmonella typhi, the organism known to cause typhoid fever. Mallon worked as a cook for eight different families in and around New York city, infecting seven of the families she worked for. There were a number of deaths in these families as typhoid had a 10% mortality rate at the time. George Soper, a sanitary engineer enlisted by one of the families affected, is credited with discovering Mallon as the source of this outbreak and he followed her around, collecting samples of her urine and ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 5, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Public Health #covid19 #Journalofaplagueyear COVID-19 medical history Typhoid Mary Source Type: blogs

When the President has COVID-19
This fateful year took another sad and surprising turn last week with the announcement that both President Donald Trump and his wife Melania tested positive for COVID-19.   The story became even more serious as we saw him being flown to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment.  We wish President Trump and the First Lady a speedy and … Continue reading "When the President has COVID-19" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 5, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Neil Skjoldal Tags: Health Care bioethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Dead Bodies Occupy Hospital Beds While Seriously Ill Children Wait
Last week, the parents of Nick Torres obtained a TRO against Texas Children's Hospital. That TRO prohibits the hospital from withdrawing organ-sustaining treatment even though clinicians already determined Nick dead. But that TRO expires at noon Monday... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 5, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

COVID-19: Ethical guidelines for the Exit Strategy
Alberto Giubilini Julian Savulescu Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford Supported by the UKRI/AHRC funded project “The Ethical Exit Strategy” (Grant number AH/V006819/1) https://practicalethics.web.ox.ac.uk/ethical-exit-strategy-covid-19 These are the “Main Points” and the Executive Summary of a Statement on key ethical considerations and recommendations for the UK “Exit Strategy”, that is, the strategy informing […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 5, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Alberto Giubilini Tags: Health Care Public Health Alberto Giubilini Alberto Giubilini's Posts COVID-19 Julian Savulescu Julian Savulescu's Posts syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

White House Executive Order Prohibits Medical Futility Decisions – Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children
 In late September 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13952: Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children.In part the EO notes that "some hospitals refuse the required medical screening examination and stabilizing treatment or ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 4, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

International Commission on HHGE Channels Warnock Committee
In various ways, the International Commission on Heritable Human Genome Editing (HHGE) is built on the same grounds as the former Committee of Inquiry into Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Great Britain).  That committee was charged to “consider recent and potential developments in medicine and science related to human fertilisation and embryology; to consider what policies … Continue reading "International Commission on HHGE Channels Warnock Committee" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: D. Joy Riley Tags: Health Care bioethics Ethical Method / Grounding HHGE International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing syndicated Warnock Committee Source Type: blogs

Brain Death Dispute Continues in Texas Courts (Nick Torres)
On September 24, 2020, 10-month-old Nick Torres drowned in his bathtub while getting a bath. Clinicians at Texas Children's Hospital determined that Nick was dead and planned to discontinue organ-sustaining treatment.But Nick's parents objected and obt... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Election 2020: The Candidates on Health & Bioethics
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. During election years, I usually blog about any health and bioethics-related issues raised during debates between candidates. This week I am not sure what to report from the first Presidential Debate of 2020.  To listen to what the candidates said about health would lead to some odd claims. For example, Mr. Trump said that his opponent wants to take away private health care and establish a government-controlled, socialist system. To listen to Mr. Biden, his opponent wants to wrest health insurance from millions of people in a pandemic and offer them nothing. … (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Health Policy & Insurance Health Regulation & Law Politics Source Type: blogs

Brain Death: GeriPal Podcast with Robert Truog
In a new podcast, Alex Smith and Eric Widera at GeriPal discuss brain death with Robert Truog,They discuss History of the concept of brain deathHow we diagnose it Variability we see around thisRecent JAMA publication from the World Brain Deat... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Third Medical Futility Case in Texas Courts
In addition to the cases of Tinslee Lewis (pending before the Texas Supreme Court) and Berman De Paz Martinez (pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit), there is now a third medical futility case in the Texas courts.Last week, 10... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 1, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Current Ethical and Legal Issues in Brain Death in Our Pluralistic World
Two weeks from today (October 15, 2020 at 10:00 Central), in the opening session of the ASBH Annual Conference, I join co-panelists Alex Kon, Bob Truog, and Keiichiro Yamamoto to discuss "Current Ethical and Legal Issues in Brain Death in Our Plur... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 1, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Medical Aid in Dying: Should It Be an Option in Minnesota?
Join me at 3:30 Central today (09/30/20) when I debate disability rights advocate John Kelly about whether medical aid in dying should be an end-of-life option beyond the 10 states where it is already an option. Register for free here.Pope and Kel... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Income Inequality is Killing Us
It’s easy to think of good healthcare as being the key to a long, healthy life. But socioeconomic circumstances often play a far bigger role in life expectancy than access to high-quality healthcare. Consider the strong relationship between socioeconom... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care Health & Well-being Peter Ubel syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ms. White Light – New Film Portrays Counselors to the Terminally Ill
Ms. White Light opens next week on demand. It is the story of Lex Cordova, a young woman who counsels terminally ill clients that have trouble letting go. While proving uniquely talented in her ability to connect with the dying, Lex is at a total ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Could the Common Cold Help Stop Covid-19? We Need to Know –Now.
In an essay published in Scientific American, we call for immediate and intensive research into the possibility that exposure to one of the coronaviruses that cause the common cold could decrease the severity of Covid-19, and could be leveraged to expand what’s been called “pre-existing” immunity to the disease by deliberate transmission of common cold coronaviruses. Here, we expand on our proposal. The post Could the Common Cold Help Stop Covid-19? We Need to Know–Now. appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 28, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Research Ethics common cold coronavirus COVID-19 Covid-19 symptoms Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

Harold Shipman – Physician Was Most Prolific Serial Killer
The BBC is airing a new three-part series, The Shipman Files: A Very British Crime Story. It re-examines the case of Harold Shipman, exploring how attitudes to the elderly enabled a respected GP to get away with the murder of hundreds of patients. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 28, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Donate Your Brain for Research
Brain donation helps researchers study brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, that affect millions of people. The National Institute of Aging explains why people donate their brains, the process of brain donation, and how y... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 28, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Reduction in Potentially Inappropriate Interventions in Trauma Patients following a Palliative Care Consultation
A group of South Florida researchers have published a report showing that palliative care consultation reduced potentially inappropriate interventions in severely injured trauma patients by factor of two. But while palliative care is expanding as ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Medical Aid in Dying – Ronni Bennett Explains
Time Goes By is a blog about growing old. Last month, they covered medical aid in dying from the patient's perspective in a refreshingly candid manner. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 26, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Fourth Pillar or “Third Rail?:” Towards a Community-Centered Understanding of the Role of Molecular HIV Surveillance in Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States
by Justin C. Smith Molldrem and Smith’s thoughtful article “Reassessing the Ethics of Molecular HIV Surveillance in the Era of Cluster Detection and Response: Toward HIV Data Justice,” calls attention to vitally important considerations in the implementation of molecular HIV surveillance (MHS) in HIV cluster detection response (CDR) efforts. The authors are rightly concerned with the myriad ethical questions posed by how these efforts are carried out, and they echo concerns that some members of the HIV advocacy community in the United States have raised.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Editorial-AJOB Featured Posts HIV/AIDS Technology Source Type: blogs

We Are People, Not Clusters!
by Edwin J. Bernard, Alexander McClelland, Barb Cardell, Cecilia Chung  Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Martin French, Devin Hursey, Naina Khanna, Mx Brian Minalga, Andrew Spieldenner, and Sean Strub As advocates and scholars, including people living with HIV, we have been engaged in a critical debate over molecular HIV surveillance (MHS), as well as its antecedent and future practices. We have elaborated our concerns on the ethical implications and potential harms MHS poses to our communities, in academic fora (Bernard et al. 2007; Chung et al.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Editorial-AJOB Featured Posts HIV/AIDS Technology data informatics MHS Source Type: blogs

U.S. Court of Appeals Hears Texas Case on Unilateral Withdrawal of Life Support
At the same time the Texas Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of TADA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering another futility case from Fort Worth, Texas. While both cases concern nonconsensual withdrawal o... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Volunteering for a Covid Vaccine Trial: Fulfilling Hindu Obligations or Fostering Pharmaceutical Company Profits?
Volunteering for a Covid-19 vaccine trial satisfied my altruistic goals and harmonizes with my Hindu beliefs. But I am troubled that a drug company is going to profit from my altruism and my religious obligations. The post Volunteering for a Covid Vaccine Trial: Fulfilling Hindu Obligations or Fostering Pharmaceutical Company Profits? appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Research COVID-19 Covid-19 vaccine trial global health Hastings Bioethics Forum Hindu bioethicist syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Cult of Autonomy and Why Bioethics Needs to Become More Communal
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. In the mythology of the founding of bioethics, we learn that this nascent field sprang whole from the forehead of Zeus to slay the paternalism that was practiced by the children of Apollo. Less dramatically, our founding legends hold that bioethics came into existence in large part to bring a turn to autonomy where the patient was a partner in medical decision-making rather than being am object that a physician treated. Similar to other civil rights movements of the late 1960s/early 1970s, bioethics sought to empower the patient to have a voice and control over their body.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Ethics Featured Posts Philosophy & Ethics Public Health #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 individualism Source Type: blogs

Advance Care Planning for Advanced Dementia: A Strategic Option
Caring Advocates, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) national organization led by Stanley A. Terman, PhD, MD, since 2000, recently posted a new webpage. The webpage begins with a 3-minute video that answers the question, “Can Physician-Assisted Dying work... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs