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Web of Interests Surrounding Medicines Makes Patient Access Increasingly Difficult

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, PhD, JD A recent New York Times article described the problems that patients are having gaining access to a new class of cholesterol reducers, called PCSK9 … 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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Dr. Fleck facilitates occupational and environmental medicine workshop at Michigan conference

Center Acting Director and Professor Dr. Len Fleck held a workshop at the annual Michigan Occupational Health Conference in Grand Rapids, MI on September 28. Dr. Fleck’s workshop was on “Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Ethical Challenges.” The primary ethical challenge for … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera will help guide ethical development and use of electrical-based psychiatric treatments

A team led by Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Y. Cabrera will examine the ethical concerns, beliefs, and attitudes of psychiatrists, patients, and healthy members of the public, including caregivers, regarding the development and use of psychiatric electroceutical interventions (PEIs). … Continue reading

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Medical workforce diversity research published in ‘Medical Education’

An article from a multi-institution research team led by Center Assistant Professor Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake and Assistant Director Libby Bogdan-Lovis has been published in the September 2018 issue of Medical Education. In “Rationales for expanding minority physician representation in the … Continue reading

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New commentary from Dr. Tomlinson in ‘American Journal of Bioethics’

Center Professor Dr. Tom Tomlinson has a new commentary in the September 2018 American Journal of Bioethics. In “Getting Off the Leash,” Dr. Tomlinson discusses “digital medicines” and what such technologies mean for patient privacy. He asks questions such as: do … Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck facilitates ethics workshop at Michigan pediatrics conference

On September 14, Center Professor and Acting Director Dr. Leonard Fleck and Dr. Kenneth Pituch, MD, ran an ethics workshop at the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MIAAP) 68th Annual Conference. The workshop, “Ethical Challenges in the … Continue reading

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