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Devoted to understanding and teaching the ethical, social and humanistic dimensions of illness and health care since 1977.

Contemplating Fentanyl’s Double Duty

Comments open through December 13 This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sabrina Ford, PhD In August 2018, Nebraska used fentanyl as part of a lethal cocktail to execute Carey Dean Moore, a prisoner sentenced … Continue reading

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Dr. Stahl presents on physician-assisted suicide, opioid epidemic in November

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Devan Stahl gave three presentations this month at local and national events. Dr. Stahl was invited to give a talk at Georgetown University on November 9 as part of their conference on “Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: … Continue reading

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Would you ever consent to have your medical procedure broadcast on social media?

Episode 10 of No Easy Answers in Bioethics is now available! This episode features Dr. Devan Stahl, Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, and Dr. Christian Vercler, Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery in … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera will help guide ethical development and use of electrical-based psychiatric treatments

A team led by Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Y. Cabrera will examine the ethical concerns, beliefs, and attitudes of psychiatrists, patients, and healthy members of the public, including caregivers, regarding the development and use of psychiatric electroceutical interventions (PEIs). … Continue reading

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Recognizing Menstrual Supplies as Basic Health Necessities: The Bioethics of #FreePeriods

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sean Valles, PhD Activism against “period poverty” has gone mainstream Within the last month, Scotland became the first country to provide free menstrual products in schools, and London … Continue reading

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Center faculty present at 20th annual American Society for Bioethics and Humanities conference

Center faculty members Dr. Len Fleck and Dr. Devan Stahl recently presented at the 20th annual American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) conference, held October 18-21 in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Fleck presented on “Parsimonious Precision Medicine: Wicked Problems.” The … Continue reading

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Web of Interests Surrounding Medicines Makes Patient Access Increasingly Difficult

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, PhD, JD A recent New York Times article described the problems that patients are having gaining access to a new class of cholesterol reducers, called PCSK9 … Continue reading

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