Tag Archives: bioethics

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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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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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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Tomlinson and De Vries: “Human Biospecimens Come from People”

Center Professor Dr. Tom Tominson and co-author Raymond De Vries have an article in the March-April 2019 issue of Ethics & Human Research, “Human Biospecimens Come from People.” The issue’s theme is “The Scientific Value and Validity of Research.” Abstract: … Continue reading

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We Should Tolerate and Regulate Clinical Use of Human Germline Editing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Parker Crutchfield, PhD In November of 2018, a Chinese scientist announced that he had edited the embryos of twin girls and that the twins had been born. The scientist, … 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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