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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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Announcing the Fall 2018 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University is proud to announce the 2018-2019 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series, which features a variety of bioethics topics. The series will begin on September 19, 2018. You … Continue reading

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How should we guide the ethical practice of grateful patient fundraising?

Ethical Issues Related to Fundraising from Grateful Patients Event Flyer Health care institutions are becoming increasingly deliberate about philanthropic fundraising given the need to sustain their missions in the face of decreases in governmental research funds and lowering reimbursement for … Continue reading

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March webinar to address pain as a social construct

Pain But No Gain: Pain as a Problematic and Useless Concept? Event Flyer References to the human experience of “pain” are common, but those references are often ambiguous and vague. Such ambiguity creates conceptual and practical challenges, especially in the … Continue reading

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February webinar to address Michigan’s vaccine waiver education policy

What’s the point of Michigan’s vaccine waiver education requirement? Event Flyer Since 2015, Michigan parents have had to attend education sessions at public health offices if they want their unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children to attend school or daycare. This policy … Continue reading

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Prospects, Promises and Perils of Human Mind-Reading

Prospects, Promises and Perils of Human Mind-Reading Event Flyer In recent years, several research groups have been able to infer the contents of subjects’ thoughts from fMRI scans. E-commerce sites are tracking customers’ purchases and making ever better predictions about … Continue reading

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What level of risk will be tolerated for interventions that are developed for treating “pre-diseased” patients?

Crossing the Biology to Pathobiology Threshold: Distinguishing Precision Health from Precision Medicine Event Flyer Diseases have long been defined by their symptoms, and therefore patients have typically been treated when they are symptomatic. However, through advances in “omics,” wearable sensors, … Continue reading

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