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CHM Flint endowed professor of public health to cap off Spring Brownbag Series

Social Determinants of Behavioral Health Event Flyer It is well established that place matters with respect to health and health outcomes. In behavioral health studies of violence, alcohol and other drug use, and mental health, there is growing evidence that … Continue reading

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No More Death Panels; Politically-Assisted Suicide Instead

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard Fleck, PhD Republicans have not coalesced around any comprehensive proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (though one is now on the table and intensely disputed). … Continue reading

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Do patients have a duty to participate in clinical trials?

The Choice to Become a Research Subject: A First-Person Perspective Event Flyer Patients with serious illnesses are often invited to participate in clinical trials. After being diagnosed with advanced cancer, I became one of those patients. I had to choose … Continue reading

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Thorny Questions After a French Clinical Trial Goes Wrong

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD The problem of balancing access to new drugs with the conduct of rigorous clinical trials is not new. Indeed, readers might be interested in … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: The Future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Ethical and Policy Challenges

Steve Fitton and Jane Turner, MD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on February 2, 2017, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “The Future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Ethical and Policy Challenges.” We assume that Republicans … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide’s Moral Hostages

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD This isn’t exactly news, but some of you may remember a ripple of controversy surrounding a proposal before the Dutch legislature to legalize assisted … Continue reading

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What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation?

Recurrent and Neglected Ethical Issues in the Psychiatric Brain Stimulation Discussion Event Flyer What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation (DBS)? Are those concerns shared broadly for all aspects of DBS or alternatively are … Continue reading

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