Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

Medicine’s Collusion with False Hopes: Rights to try, false hope, and the spine of the profession

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Marleen Eijkholt, JD, PhD Imagine your loved one is dying. You have heard about an intervention out there, somewhere, that could help—you think. Not trying this intervention for … Continue reading

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Antibiotics: No Clear Course

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Robyn Bluhm, PhD It’s something we’ve all been told: be sure to finish taking your antibiotic prescription. Don’t just stop when you begin to feel better. Doing so, … Continue reading

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Charlie Gard: An Unnecessary Tragedy?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD I am writing from London, England, where I am teaching a study abroad course on medical ethics and health policy. We are located in … Continue reading

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Incarcerated AND Sick: At Risk for Pain, Injury, and Death

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD The U.S. project of mass incarceration reveals that more than 2 million people are jail-involved at any given time. That rate far exceeds that of … Continue reading

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Cis, Trans, Gay, Straight: Being Called Out by the Doctor

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jamie Lindemann Nelson, PhD A little story—it might be called a dramatization—to start: Approaching the third trimester of pregnancy number two, Maria is in for a routine exam. Everything … Continue reading

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Transplant Headaches: Head transplant on the horizon

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Marleen Eijkholt, PhD, LL.B/LL.M Introduction On May 1, 2017, the Daily Mail reported on a successful head-transplant involving rats, as a “practice run for [a] controversial human experiment.” … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience and Measles in Minnesota

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah C. Giunta, DO, PhD, MPH A recent measles outbreak in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metro area is all over the news. More than thirty children have … Continue reading

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