Tag Archives: health care cost

Patient dumping: why are patients disposable?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD A public uproar ensued when a video revealed hospital staff literally dumping a woman wearing only a gown and socks in frigid weather on the … Continue reading

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Drs. Eijkholt and Fleck present at International Bioethics Retreat in Paris

Center Professor Len Fleck and Marleen Eijkholt, former Assistant Professor with the Center, recently presented at the 2018 International Bioethics Retreat, held in Paris, France on June 27-29. The conference has been sponsored by Cambridge University for the past eighteen … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Health Care Consolidations: Good News, Bad News, Fake News?

John Goddeeris, PhD, and Michael Herbert presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on May 10, 2018, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “Health Care Consolidations: Good News, Bad News, Fake News?” Leonard Fleck, PhD, moderated this session. At the … Continue reading

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Greed Is God: The Divine Right to Avaricious Drug Pricing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Some recent headlines worth noting: “U.S. Prescription Drug Costs Are a Crime,” “Americans Say They are Suffering as Drug Costs Continue to Rise,” “When … Continue reading

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How Should Therapeutic Decisions about Expensive Drugs Be Made in Imperfect Environments?

An ethics case by Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck and co-author Marion Danis, MD, was published in the February 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics. Their commentary is titled “How Should Therapeutic Decisions about Expensive Drugs Be Made in … Continue reading

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World View Lecture Series: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal

On February 29, 2016, Center for Ethics Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck served as the moderator for a World View Lecture Series presentation given by Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, a very well respected journalist who has been with the New York Times … Continue reading

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The Ethical Challenges Raised by Hepatitis C Drugs

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Leonard Fleck, PhD Here is the key question I will address in response to a recent Forbes article: Does everyone infected with hepatitis … Continue reading

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