Category Archives: Brownbag & Webinar Series

How can we protect patient rights and improve patient safety?

Ending Medical Self-Regulation: Does Less Physician Control Improve Patient Safety and Protect Patient Rights? Event Flyer Medicine has long been one of the most self-regulating of all professions. In the 1970s, the new field of bioethics was designed to challenge … Continue reading

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Why do psychiatrists choose not to disclose borderline personality disorder diagnoses with patients?

Therapeutic Privilege in Psychiatry? The Case of Borderline Personality Disorder Event Flyer Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that effects 2-3% of the population, is highly stigmatized, and is often comorbid with other mental disorders. Although no … Continue reading

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Announcing the Fall 2018 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University is proud to announce the 2018-2019 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series, which features a variety of bioethics topics. The series will begin on September 19, 2018. You … Continue reading

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How should we guide the ethical practice of grateful patient fundraising?

Ethical Issues Related to Fundraising from Grateful Patients Event Flyer Health care institutions are becoming increasingly deliberate about philanthropic fundraising given the need to sustain their missions in the face of decreases in governmental research funds and lowering reimbursement for … Continue reading

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March webinar to address pain as a social construct

Pain But No Gain: Pain as a Problematic and Useless Concept? Event Flyer References to the human experience of “pain” are common, but those references are often ambiguous and vague. Such ambiguity creates conceptual and practical challenges, especially in the … Continue reading

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February webinar to address Michigan’s vaccine waiver education policy

What’s the point of Michigan’s vaccine waiver education requirement? Event Flyer Since 2015, Michigan parents have had to attend education sessions at public health offices if they want their unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children to attend school or daycare. This policy … Continue reading

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Announcing the Spring 2018 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

This year’s Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series resumes in February. You are invited to join us in person or watch live online from anywhere in the world. Information about the spring series is listed below. Please visit our website for more details, … Continue reading

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