Category Archives: Outreach

What does it mean to declare brain death in the clinical setting?

What does it mean to declare brain death in the clinical setting? How does the language we use surrounding death complicate these situations? What beliefs and philosophies exist regarding what constitutes the death of a person? Episode 11 of No Easy … Continue reading

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Announcing the Spring 2019 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

It’s almost time for the 2018-2019 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series to resume! This spring we’ll hear from Center for Ethics faculty on the topics of aging and extending the human lifespan, as well as the social and ethical considerations … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Biobanking Tissue: Trash or Treasure?

Jennifer Carter-Johnson, PhD, JD, and Tom Tomlinson, PhD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on December 6, 2018, offering their perspectives and insight on the topic “Biobanking Tissue: Trash or Treasure?” “Big data”—repositories of biological, medical and demographic information about … Continue reading

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Dr. Stahl presents on physician-assisted suicide, opioid epidemic in November

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Devan Stahl gave three presentations this month at local and national events. Dr. Stahl was invited to give a talk at Georgetown University on November 9 as part of their conference on “Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: … Continue reading

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Would you ever consent to have your medical procedure broadcast on social media?

Episode 10 of No Easy Answers in Bioethics is now available! This episode features Dr. Devan Stahl, Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, and Dr. Christian Vercler, Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery in … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Values at the End of Life: The Logic of Palliative Care

Roi Livne, PhD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on October 4, 2018, offering perspective and insight on the topic “Values at the End of Life: The Logic of Palliative Care.” Leonard Fleck, PhD, moderated this session. Over the past … Continue reading

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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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