Category Archives: Outreach

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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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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What are the ethical implications of gene-editing human embryos?

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 13 What are the ethical implications of gene-editing human embryos? Do we risk stifling scientific advancement by banning such medical research? Guests Dr. Leonard Fleck, Acting Director and Professor in the Center for Ethics … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Addressing Maternal Mortality in the Childbearing Year

Every woman who dies during or after pregnancy has a story to tell, a story that can teach us how to prevent other maternal deaths. Renée Canady, PhD, MPA, and Cheryl Larry-Osman, RN, MS, CNM, presented at the February 21st … Continue reading

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What social and ethical challenges are presented by female cosmetic genital surgery?

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: Social and Ethical Considerations Event Flyer In recent years, there has been an upsurge in plastic surgery for women who wish to alter the look and feel of their genitalia. The women who undergo these procedures … Continue reading

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What happens when people express hope for a miracle in the context of medicine?

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 12 How do patients, their families, or their caregivers express hope for a miracle in the clinical setting? How can medical professionals respond to these desires for a miracle to occur? Guests Dr. Devan Stahl, … Continue reading

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