Author Archives: Michigan State Bioethics

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

Listen: Activating and Empowering Patients

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 15 How can shared decision-making tools and evidence-based guidelines be used to ensure that every patient receives the best care possible? How can patients be activated and equipped to interact with their provider and … Continue reading

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Dr. Tomlinson retires, celebrates more than three decades at Michigan State University

This month the Center for Ethics is wishing a happy retirement to Dr. Tom Tomlinson. Dr. Tomlinson, Professor in the Center and the Department of Philosophy, served as Center Director for eighteen years, from 2000-2018. Under his guidance the Center’s … Continue reading

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Resurrection 2030 Style: Reanimating the Brain?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD In April, an intriguing study drew a lot of media attention… and a swarm of bioethicists. Reported in the New York Times and other media outlets, … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Fitness, Frailty, and the Challenges of Successful Aging

Francis Komara, DO, and Scott Wamsley presented at the April 25th Bioethics for Breakfast event, offering perspectives and insight on the topic “Fitness, Frailty, and the Challenges of Successful Aging.” In very concrete terms, what should “healthy aging” mean when we … Continue reading

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Listen: Why I Donated a Kidney to a Stranger

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 14 According to recent data from Donate Life America, more than 110,000 people are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants; 80% of those patients are waiting for a kidney. In this episode, Center Acting Director … Continue reading

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Dr. Stahl presents on women’s pain panel at Conference on Medicine & Religion

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Devan Stahl recently attended the 2019 Conference on Medicine & Religion, held in Durham, NC. Dr. Stahl was part of a panel titled “”Ask Me about My Uterus:” Theological Responses to Women’s Pain in Contemporary Western … Continue reading

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Tomlinson and De Vries: “Human Biospecimens Come from People”

Center Professor Dr. Tom Tominson and co-author Raymond De Vries have an article in the March-April 2019 issue of Ethics & Human Research, “Human Biospecimens Come from People.” The issue’s theme is “The Scientific Value and Validity of Research.” Abstract: … Continue reading

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