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Dr. Fleck presents at 21st Annual ASBH Conference

Center Acting Director and Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck recently attended and presented at the 21st American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference, held in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Fleck participated in a session titled “Ageism in History, Moral Thought, and Healthcare … Continue reading

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How do our loved ones make life-and-death medical decisions for us?

Speaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care Event Flyer Seven in ten older Americans who require medical decisions in the final days of life lack capacity to make them. For many of us, our biggest life-and-death decisions—literally—will therefore … Continue reading

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Health Care and Social Justice: Just Take Two Aspirin for Your Tumor If You Cannot Afford Your Cancer Care

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb is the former Associate Dean of Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. In a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece, “Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns,” he complained that curricula in medical schools “are increasingly focused on social justice rather than treating illness.” He goes on to say, “A new wave of educational specialists is increasingly influencing medical education. They emphasize ‘social justice’ that is related to health care only tangentially.” Really? Only tangentially? Continue reading

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Exploring life with a spinal cord injury

Spinal Cord Injury: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask Event Flyer Look at him zip around in that wheelchair. He is so independent and inspirational. But I wonder how he goes to the bathroom, if he’s … Continue reading

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The Burden of Serving: Who Benefits?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD “We overworked, underpaid, and we underprivileged They love us, they love us (Why?) Because we feed the village” – Killer Mike of Run the Jewels … Continue reading

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Dr. Kelly-Blake a co-author of new article in ‘Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology’

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake is co-author of an article published in Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, “Sex Differences in Statin Prescribing in Diabetic and Heart Disease Patients in FQHCs: A Comparison of the ATPIII and 2013 ACC/AHA … Continue reading

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Medicare For All: This Is Going to Hurt

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Let me start with a clear unequivocal commitment in response to the January Washington Post editorial regarding Medicare for All. From the perspective of what a … Continue reading

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How can we protect patient rights and improve patient safety?

Ending Medical Self-Regulation: Does Less Physician Control Improve Patient Safety and Protect Patient Rights? Event Flyer Medicine has long been one of the most self-regulating of all professions. In the 1970s, the new field of bioethics was designed to challenge … Continue reading

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Why do psychiatrists choose not to disclose borderline personality disorder diagnoses with patients?

Therapeutic Privilege in Psychiatry? The Case of Borderline Personality Disorder Event Flyer Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that effects 2-3% of the population, is highly stigmatized, and is often comorbid with other mental disorders. Although no … Continue reading

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Healthcare cost article from Dr. Fleck published in April ‘Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics’

Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck has a new article published in the April 2018 issue of Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. The article, “Controlling Healthcare Costs: Just Cost Effectiveness or “Just” Cost Effectiveness?,” appears in a special section on justice, … Continue reading

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