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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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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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Contemplating Fentanyl’s Double Duty

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sabrina Ford, PhD In August 2018, Nebraska used fentanyl as part of a lethal cocktail to execute Carey Dean Moore, a prisoner sentenced to the death penalty for … Continue reading

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At a Crossroads: Medicaid and Health Policy in the U.S.

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah Giunta, DO, PhD, MPH Recently, U.S. states were granted federal permission to pilot a variety of initiatives that will require able-bodied, adult Medicaid recipients to attend school, work, … Continue reading

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Episode 4: Comparing Chinese and American Bioethics

Episode 4 of No Easy Answers in Bioethics is now available! This episode features guests Dr. Guobin Cheng, Adjunct Associate Professor with the Center for Ethics and Associate Professor at Southeast University in China, and Center Director and Professor Dr. Tom Tomlinson. Freshly back in East … Continue reading

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Incarcerated AND Sick: At Risk for Pain, Injury, and Death

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD The U.S. project of mass incarceration reveals that more than 2 million people are jail-involved at any given time. That rate far exceeds that of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Attempt to Reignite the Coal Industry Is Another Health Policy Blunder

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sean A. Valles, PhD The recently abandoned effort to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was a massive blunder for the Trump administration, failing in its … Continue reading

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Politics and the Other Lead Poisoning: The Public Health Ethics of Gun Violence

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sean A. Valles, PhD This year’s presidential debates drew attention to gun violence in Chicago, as well as the (merely?) short-term reversal in the decades-long decline in … 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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New article in the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine by Dr. Leonard Fleck: “Parsimonious Care: Does Ockham’s Laser Belong in Medicine’s Black Bag?”

Center for Ethics Professor Leonard Fleck discusses question about the increase in health care costs in the United States, who should have responsibility in controlling health care costs, and how these questions are connected to parsimonious care. The article was … Continue reading

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