Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

Patient dumping: why are patients disposable?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD A public uproar ensued when a video revealed hospital staff literally dumping a woman wearing only a gown and socks in frigid weather on the … Continue reading

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Worried about your privacy? Your genome isn’t the biggest threat.

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD It was good news to learn last month that the “Golden State Killer” had at last been identified and apprehended. A very evil man gets … Continue reading

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Informed Consent in Africa for Adolescents’ Participation in Health Research

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Rose Mwangi I am writing to respond to a recent statement from the Co-chair of the International Vaccine Task Force (IVTF) who, in a World Bank press release, … Continue reading

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Doctors, Technology Puzzles, and the Clinical Ethicist Detective

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Marleen Eijkholt, JD, PhD I love puzzle rooms and detective novels. When medicine looks like a puzzle room, I become fascinated as a non-MD aspiring detective. When that … Continue reading

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Should we improve our memory with direct brain stimulation?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Laura Cabrera, PhD Should we be worried about the use of direct brain stimulation to improve memory? Well, it depends. If we think of people with treatment … Continue reading

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Greed Is God: The Divine Right to Avaricious Drug Pricing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Some recent headlines worth noting: “U.S. Prescription Drug Costs Are a Crime,” “Americans Say They are Suffering as Drug Costs Continue to Rise,” “When … Continue reading

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Can Big Data and AI Improve End-of-Life Care?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD A recently reported study claims to more accurately predict how much longer patients will live. Researchers at Stanford University assigned a neural network computer the … Continue reading

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