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CDC Director Resigns Amid Reports of Tobacco Stock Trade
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on January 31, 2018, that Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald would resign as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The statement read, “Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the CDC Director. Due to the nature of these financial interests, Dr. Fitzgerald could not divest from them in a definitive time period.” The decision came a day after Politico reported that she bought stock in a large tobacco company within a month of start...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Former insiders launch awareness campaign to warn users about the addictive dangers of Facebook and Google
(Natural News) Former employees of Google and Facebook are campaigning to warn users about the addictive dangers posed by social media networks like Google and Facebook, according to a Daily Mail Online report. Tristan Harris, who was a former in-house ethicist at Google, is leading the new group called the Center for Humane Technology which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Device Meetings in Europe Suffer Under New Ethics Rule?
(MedPage Today) -- Companies no longer allowed to sponsor docs'travel directly (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Docs Question Ethics of Diabetes Drugs CV Outcomes Studies Docs Question Ethics of Diabetes Drugs CV Outcomes Studies
In a viewpoint article, two former pharma employees question the ethics of FDA-mandated studies on diabetes drugs and suggest the results shouldn't influence clinical guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Is Your Sales Team Addicted To Dopamine?
The implications are far worse than sneaking a peek at your cell phone during dinner. Dopamine-driven organizations produce three predictable problems: 1. Transactional relationships 2. Lack of strategic thinking 3. Ethical lapses (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lisa Earle McLeod, Contributor Source Type: news

Idaho lawmaker yells 'abortion is murder' at students
A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of university students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

J & amp;J Acquisition Could Give Stryker a Run for Its Money in Robotics
Johnson & Johnson is taking a deeper dive into the surgical robotics market through its latest acquisition. The New Brunswick, NJ-based company, through its French affiliate Apsis, will pick up Orthotaxy, a privately held developer of software-enabled surgical technologies, including a differentiated robotic-assisted surgery solution, for an undisclosed sum. J&J said the technology is currently in early-stage development for total and partial knee replacement, and the company plans to broaden its application for a range of orthopedic surgery procedures. Network with your colleagues in medtech at ADM ...
Source: MDDI - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students
An ethics complaint has been filed against an Idaho state senator after a tweet from an account purported to be the Republican lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Betraying identities in mourning with an ethic of discomfort - Beaumont TE.
Contemporary practices of grieving those lost to war violence are largely framed by epistemological assumptions that often essentialize the identities of both the dead and those mourning. In addressing the desirability of these identity categories through ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Youth self-report of child maltreatment in representative surveys: a systematic review - Laurin J, Wallace C, Draca J, Aterman S, Tonmyr L.
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review identified population-representative youth surveys containing questions on self-reported child maltreatment. Data quality and ethical issues pertinent to maltreatment data collection were also examined. METHODS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Mass Killing Meme: What Can We Do?
My sense is that the cases of young terrorists and young school shooters have strong similarities in terms of underlying anger, hurt, and other feelings, coupled with an inability to communicate those feelings and be heard. Tags: death, ethics, politics, public health, relationships, violence (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - February 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah Luczaj Tags: death ethics politics public health relationships violence Source Type: news

NHPS: Expert for strong regulation, cap on medical input prices
In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr G S Grewal, Member Core Committee of Alliance of Doctors on Ethical Healthcare (ADEH), said that "revolutionary measures need revolutionary reforms". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How long can we treat the suffering of animals as an inconvenient truth? | Michael Brooks
A revolution is coming in our relationship with ‘lower’ creatures, provoked by a greater knowledge of their cognition. Labour’s new plans for animal welfare are just a startScientific insight is a powerful thing, but will it ever override the human lust for health, prosperity and, saddest of all, convenience? This question entered my head as I read of the Labour party ’s newly announcedpolicies for animal welfare“informed and underpinned by the latest evidence on animal sentience”. Such an approach would lead to laudable bans on foie gras imports and nonsensical badger culling. But let &...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Michael Brooks Tags: Ethical and green living Animals Animal welfare Biology Science Ethics Richard Dawkins Environment The meat industry Food Farming fish UK news Source Type: news

Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules
A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stop Blaming School Shootings on Mental Illness, Top Psychologist Warns
American Psychological Association President Jessica Henderson Daniel has a message for those blaming Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on mental illness: Think twice. “While law enforcement is still piecing together the shooter’s motives, some public figures and news reports are focusing on his mental health,” Daniel said in a statement Friday. “It is important to remember that only a very small percentage of violent acts are committed by people who are diagnosed with, or in treatment for, mental illness.” Many were quick to scrutinize the alleged shooter’s men...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity organ transplants Source Type: news

Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it ’s not such a mad idea | Julian Baggini
Questioning the hidden power of elites – whether big pharma or secret societies – is really quite saneIfthe Illuminati is real, it ’s got to be theleast secret secret society in the universe. It ’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people whose investigative toolkit consists entirely of Google and a lively imagination.The most recent would-be whistleblower, however, is far from your usualex-sports commentator. Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian minister of defence, has blamed the Illuminati forsuppressing technology brought to Earth by aliens that...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Julian Baggini Tags: Philosophy Psychology Science Ethics Canada World news Americas Source Type: news

Does a Financial Conflict of Interest Ever Expire?
(MedPage Today) -- Milton Packer, MD, wonders about the validity of an ethical litmus test (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Is the Illuminati running the world? Maybe it ’s not such a mad idea | Julian Baggini
Questioning the hidden power of elites – whether big pharma or secret societies – is really quite saneIfthe Illuminati is real, it ’s got to be theleast secret secret society in the universe. It ’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people whose investigative toolkit consists entirely of Google and a lively imagination.The most recent would-be whistleblower, however, is far from your usualex-sports commentator. Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian minister of defence, has blamed the Illuminati forsuppressing technology brought to Earth by aliens that...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Julian Baggini Tags: Philosophy Psychology Science Ethics Canada World news Americas Source Type: news

CLAIM: Human-chimpanzee hybrid "humanzee" born in Florida, killed in panic by doctors
(Natural News) In the world of science things can get really, really crazy, and can sometimes strain ethical boundaries almost to breaking point. Scientists have been fascinated for centuries with the concept of a human-chimpanzee hybrid – known as a humanzee – and there have been reports dating as far back as the 11th century... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ordeals in Health Care: Ethics and Efficient Delivery
May 10-11, 2018; Cambridge, MA. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Canada can teach sports world about dealing with doping
Three decades after the Ben Johnson scandal at the Seoul Olympics, doping is once again making headlines. Paul Melia, head of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, says the international sporting community could learn from Canada's experiences when it comes to dealing with cheating. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/The National Source Type: news

A Farewell Tribute to Retiring CMN Editors and their Contribution to Clinical Microbiology
Elsevier and the editors of Clinical Microbiology Newsletter celebrate Dr. Betty A. Forbes and Dr. Alice S. Weissfeld as they retire from their editorial responsibilities after 12 and 10 years, respectively – we value their contributions to the newsletter and to the subspecialty of clinical microbiology These two women are titans in the field of clinical microbiology. They share a wide breadth of knowledge, an unending commitment to the field of diagnostic microbiology, the highest of scientific ethi cs, a tireless work ethic, and extensive talents in teaching and mentoring, all with the kindest of hearts. (Source: C...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - February 9, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Donna M. Wolk, Elizabeth M. Marlowe Tags: Feature Source Type: news

Damning NAO report “exposes government’s lamentable approach to social care”
Responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the social care workforce published today (Thursday), UNISON’s assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This damning report exposes the government’s lamentable approach to social care, which is letting down elderly and disabled people, as well as the dedicated staff looking after them. “Years of underfunding mean local councils can no longer put enough money into care to meet the needs of an ageing population. Elderly and disabled residents, care staff and the NHS are all losing out as a result. Without urgent ministerial a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release adult social care Christina McAnea government minimum wage Source Type: news

Damning NAO report ‘exposes government’s lamentable approach to social care’
Responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the social care workforce published today (Thursday), UNISON’s assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This damning report exposes the government’s lamentable approach to social care, which is letting down elderly and disabled people, as well as the dedicated staff looking after them. “Years of underfunding mean local councils can no longer put enough money into care to meet the needs of an ageing population. Elderly and disabled residents, care staff and the NHS are all losing out as a result. Without urgent ministerial a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release adult social care Christina McAnea government minimum wage Source Type: news

PLOS and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Enter Agreement to Enable Preprint Posting on bioRxiv
The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announce an agreement that enables the automatic posting of research articles submitted to PLOS journals on bioRxiv, CSHL’s preprint server for the life sciences. The collaboration empowers authors to share their work on a trusted platform before peer review, accelerating the pace of biomedical research. PLOS is committed to enhancing the integrity of preprints and confidence in them as research outputs. PLOS will perform initial manuscript screening compatible with bioRxiv standards, covering scope, plagiarism, and previous publication, as...
Source: News from STM - February 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Tackling the Trouble Timeline
After devices enter the market, it is typical for manufacturers to monitor incidents and complaints and to determine if there are performance issues that are occurring at a greater than expected rate— that expected rate having been previously judged to be below an acceptable threshold. Or, an acceptable rate judgment might be newly made, especially for unanticipated problems. What, then, must follow is a sequence of steps related to investigation, determining a fix if indicated, and rolling out that fix. There must also be an ongoing consideration about what, if anything, to do about product already in use or in...
Source: MDDI - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon sues Intuitive Surgical over EndoWrist cutter-stapler
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon sued Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) last year, alleging that the robot-assisted surgery pioneer infringes a group of patents with the EndoWrist stapler it developed for its da Vinci platform. The June 30, 2017, lawsuit asserts that the EndoWrist violates seven Ethicon patents covering its Echelon Flex line of endocutters and staplers, causing “irreparable harm to Ethicon” that “will continue to cause such harm unless and until their infringing activities are enjoined.” “Ethicon brings this action against defendants because of their syste...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Surgical Ethicon Intuitive Surgical johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

The Country ’s First Safe Injection Facility May Soon Open in Philadelphia. Here’s What You Need to Know
Last month, supervised injection facilities, also known as safe injection facilities (SIFs), were thrust back into the news when Philadelphia officials announced the city would likely become the first in the U.S. to adopt the controversial tactic for fighting opioid abuse. SIFs, which currently operate in Canada, Europe and Australia, offer drug users a place to use heroin and other narcotics under the supervision of medical professionals. (SIFs do not provide drugs, nor do their employees inject users directly.) Proponents say they can help curb overdose deaths, improve injection hygiene and expand access to addiction tre...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Philadelphia Source Type: news

Would You Like to Learn How to Work More Effectively with Latino Patients?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ethical leadership can have negative consequences, Baylor University researchers say
(Baylor University) A new Baylor University study published in the Journal of Business Ethics reveals that ethical leadership compounded by job-hindrance stress and supervisor-induced stress can lead to employee deviance and turnover. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Director Resigns Amid Reports of Tobacco Stock Trade
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on January 31, 2018, that Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald would resign as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The statement read, “Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the CDC Director. Due to the nature of these financial interests, Dr. Fitzgerald could not divest from them in a definitive time period.” The decision came a day after Politico reported that she bought stock in a large tobacco company within a month of start...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Terminally Ill People Want More Access to Experimental Treatments. Here ’s Why Doctors Are Pushing Back
Doctors and medical ethicists are criticizing a bill supported by President Donald Trump that would allow people with fatal illnesses to have access to drugs not yet approved by federal authorities. “Right to Try” is a policy that Trump mentioned during his State of the Union Address on Jan. 30. “People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure — I want to give them a chance right here at home,” he said. “It is time for the Congress to give these wonderful Americans the ‘right to try.'” Right-to-try laws have passed in some 38 states...
Source: TIME: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized compassionate use compassionate use act compassionate use drug experimental treatment FDA Food and Drug Administration Goldwater Institute healthytime medicine right to try right to try act right to try bill right t Source Type: news

SAPVoice: Can Artificial Intelligence Drive More Ethical Retail?
Ethical retail is possible. It takes technology that enables transparency, purpose led role models like CVS Pharmacy, and a good mix of artificial intelligence and common sense. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judith Magyar, SAP Tags: sap Source Type: news

Christian ethical boundaries of suicide prevention - Li égeois A, De Schrijver S.
In Western countries the general rule is that caregivers do everything possible to prevent suicide. The aim of this essay is to critically reflect on that position along three questions: is there an unconditional obligation to live, how far does the duty r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Trust and the ethical conduct of community-engaged research - Khodyakov D, Mikesell L, Bromley E.
Community-engaged research (CEnR), which emphasizes equal participation of academic and community partners in research, seeks to improve public trust in science. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of rigorous empirical research on trust as a core component o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The influence of supportive and ethical work environments on work-related accidents, injuries, and serious psychological distress among hospital nurses - Tei-Tominaga M, Nakanishi M.
This study examined the influence of supportive and ethical work environments on work-related accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can your brain testify against you?
(Frontiers) A review of applications of neuroscience in law, or 'neurolaw,' brings into question the ethical implications that come with the possibility of a person unwillingly revealing their own guilt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World's first primates have been cloned, putting science on a collision course with the ethical conundrum of cloning humans
(Natural News) Cloning humans might not be as far off as many of us would like to believe with the news that Chinese scientists have successfully cloned two monkeys with the same technique that created Dolly the Sheep. Using a technique known as somatic cell nuclear transfer, DNA was taken from a fetus cell from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Open Access References: Winter ’ 18
Please alert us to open access references we can share with members.  Include a citation and/or a link that anyone can access. Patient-Centered Care In Cancer. Patient-centered care is about more than you may think! Cure. Brenda Denzler. Personalized Strategies to Activate and Empower Patients in Health Care and Reduce Health Disparities. Jie Chen, C. Daniel Mullins, Priscilla Novak, Stephen B. Thomas. Health Education and Behavior, 2016. Recommended by Dave deBronkart. Designing culturally-sensitive personalized interventions is essential to sustain patients’ involvement in their treatment, and encourage p...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Pro Football Players May Die Earlier Than Their Peers, Study Says
The professional football industry has been rocked by plenty of bad press in recent years, from domestic violence charges to studies linking the sport to chronic brain injury. Now, just ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl, a new study casts another shadow over the game: Career players in the National Football League (NFL) have slightly higher rates of early death than their peers who didn’t play professionally, according to a report published in JAMA. The difference in mortality rate between NFL players and non-NFL players was not statistically significant, meaning that the total number of deaths in the study wa...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized chronic traumatic encephalopathy concussions cte football players football cte study football injuries football safety healthytime is football dangerous is football safe onetime Research why is football dangerous Source Type: news

Are Older Adults a Burden?
Jane, an 88-year-old resident living independently with her husband, John, was brought to the emergency department delirious after an episode of unresponsiveness. She had had a dual-function implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and pacemaker implanted several years ago. Although the ICD had discharged properly on two occasions in the past 6 months, interrogation of the device in the emergency department revealed that this time she experienced a 4-minute episode of ventricular fibrillation with several shocks failing to convert her rhythm before the last shock reestablished a paced rhythm. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Peter Jaggard Tags: medical ethics Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ethics: Ethics of Advocacy for Undocumented Patients Ethics: Ethics of Advocacy for Undocumented Patients
What are the ethics of caring and advocating for undocumented patients?OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Ethics quandary? Women in PR more apt to seek allies before giving execs advice
(Baylor University) Women in public relations are more likely than men to seek allies and form coalitions before they give ethics counsel to senior leaders, while men are more likely to rely on presenting research, according to a Baylor University study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Should a physician comply with a parent's demands for a forensic exam on a 16-year-old trauma patient? - Bowdler M, Kent H.
Physicians must remain vigilant about their ethical duties to patients, especially in high-stakes situations. The question raised by this case-whether a physician should comply with a parent's demand for treatment against her underage child's wishes-is not... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity microaggressions: toward an intersectional framework for social work research - Sterzing PR, Gartner RE, Woodford MR, Fisher CM.
Professional ethics compel social workers to address all forms of discrimination and oppression. Microaggressions can contribute to health disparities for marginalized groups; yet, little is known about the frequency, mechanisms, and impact of microaggress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Blog: Today I saw our union at its best
One of the great pleasures of being UNISON General Secretary is getting to spend the day with great branches and brilliant activists. Today I’ve been with Cheshire West and Chester Local Government branch as their employer became the latest signatory to our Ethical Care Charter. I was fortunate enough to get to spend time with Teresa and Geoff – the hard working and committed branch secretary and branch chair – who are pushing forward UNISON’s agenda, not just on social care but on pay and protection of our members. That’s particularly challenging given their local council – run by Labo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Drug trial protocol redactions by industry sponsors exposed
New research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine exposes the extent of redactions in protocols for industry-sponsored randomised drug trials. Trial protocols are needed for a proper assessment of the veracity of drug trial reports. The researchers, from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen, found widespread redactions in the protocols for commercially sponsored trials they received from research ethics committees in Denmark. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

South Africa:Limpopo Surgery Separates, Consults With Patients According to Race
[News24Wire] A medical surgery in Mokopane, Limpopo, has come under fire from the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for alleged racism breaching a number of medical ethics codes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news