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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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Individual vs. Public Benefit in Liver Donation

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Hannah Giunta Earlier this month, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) announced it would hold a public hearing regarding concerns about disparities in … Continue reading

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The Joshua Hardy Case: Lessons Yet to Learn

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Hannah Giunta Earlier this month, major news outlets reported the story of 7-year-old Josh Hardy, a current end-stage cancer patient at St. Jude Children’s … Continue reading

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