Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

Health Care and Social Justice: Just Take Two Aspirin for Your Tumor If You Cannot Afford Your Cancer Care

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb is the former Associate Dean of Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. In a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece, “Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns,” he complained that curricula in medical schools “are increasingly focused on social justice rather than treating illness.” He goes on to say, “A new wave of educational specialists is increasingly influencing medical education. They emphasize ‘social justice’ that is related to health care only tangentially.” Really? Only tangentially? Continue reading

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Public Health Crisis Warrants Liberty Restrictions

Comments open through October 10 This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Parker Crutchfield, PhD Preventing Harm Suppose your colleague was diagnosed with tuberculosis on Friday but tried to come into work on the following Monday. … Continue reading

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Should we trust giant tech companies and entrepreneurs with reading our brains?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Laura Cabrera, PhD The search for a brain device capable of capturing recordings from thousands of neurons has been a primary goal of the government-sponsored BRAIN initiative. … Continue reading

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Philosophy, Mental Illness, and Mass Shootings

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Robyn Bluhm, PhD Over the past month, mass shootings have occurred in Gilroy, CA, in Chicago, in El Paso, and in Dayton. Most recently, the FBI has arrested … Continue reading

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The Burden of Serving: Who Benefits?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD “We overworked, underpaid, and we underprivileged They love us, they love us (Why?) Because we feed the village” – Killer Mike of Run the Jewels … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Becoming an Adult in a Health Research Setting in Africa

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Rose Mwangi It is three years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed course to recommend that 11- to 12-year-old girls receive two doses of … 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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