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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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Bioethics for Breakfast: Advanced Dementia and the ICU Siren’s Song: When We Build It, Why Do They Come?

Kevin Foley, MD, and Leonard Fleck, PhD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on December 8, 2016, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “Advanced Dementia and the ICU Siren’s Song: When We Build It, Why Do They Come?” When … Continue reading

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Just Solidarity: The Key to Fair Health Care Rationing

An article by Center Professor Leonard Fleck, PhD, was published in the March 2015 issue of Diametros, an online journal of philosophy. Article Abstract: I agree with Professor ter Meulen that there is no need to make a forced choice between … Continue reading

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Ebola: A Tough Teacher

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Ann Mongoven, Ph.D. The unfolding tragedy of Ebola in West Africa offers painful ethical lessons about international epidemic control. International public health organizations … Continue reading

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Lyman Briggs instructor Arthur Ward to speak on the impact of low health literacy in America

UPDATE: This event has been canceled. Low Health Literacy: Blame to go Around Event flyer: Ward Flyer The past few decades of nation-wide research has shown indisputably that the health literacy of the American public is dangerously low, and that … Continue reading

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Michigan’s New Abortion Insurance Rider Law: Challenges, Spin, and Justice

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Deborah Fisch, JD In December 2013 the Michigan legislature passed the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act. Because of the Act’s origin as a petition … Continue reading

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Dr. Leonard Fleck contributes to journal Urologic Oncology on the topic of personalized medicine

Leonard Fleck, PhD, served as guest editor for a “seminar series” in the journal Urologic Oncology on the topic of personalized medicine. He wrote the introduction to the series and contributed one of the four essays: “Just Caring: Assessing the … Continue reading

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