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Just Caring: Health Reform, Cost Control, and the Fate of Children with Life-Altering Illnesses

Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck recently gave a keynote address at the 2017 Pediatric Bioethics Day at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY, held on September 20. Titled “Just Caring: Health Reform, Cost Control, and the Fate of Children with … Continue reading

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Rights and Responsibilities at the End of Life

By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD
Questions about end-of-life care are always vexing, but a recent article in U.S. News and World Report suggests that cancer patients continue to receive useless but harmful treatments at the end of life (Thompson, 2016). A new research study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) annual meeting revealed that a big part of the problem comes from a lack of meaningful dialogue among physicians, patients, and family members. Continue reading

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Patients’ Survival Expectations With and Without Their Chosen Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Center Professor Emerita Dr. Margaret Holmes-Rovner is a contributing author on a new article published in Annals of Family Medicine, “Patients’ Survival Expectations With and Without Their Chosen Treatment for Prostate Cancer.” Published in the May/June 2016 issue, the study is … Continue reading

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Precision Medicine/Ambiguous Ethics?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Leonard Fleck, PhD In his State of the Union Address President Obama announced that he wished to set aside $215 million for his … Continue reading

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