New Hashtag, Nursing Ethics – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 25, 2014)

There is never a shortage of great healthcare hashtags, chats, events, etcetera on Twitter, and new ones appear all the time. Nursing Ethics is an emerging hashtag which is a regular Twitter chat, but gained special attention over the past week with the Nursing Ethics Summit. There is a very active and engaged nursing community … Continue reading New Hashtag, Nursing Ethics – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 25, 2014)

Bioethicists Go to Hollywood; Gives Injection of Bioethics Reality!

Have you all noticed the recent movies and TV shows that revolve heavily around bioethics? I'm thinking of World War Z and Grey's Anatomy in particular but there are several examples in recent history. These story lines tend revolve around the gray areas in medicine and information science, and generate a great deal of conversation … Continue reading Bioethicists Go to Hollywood; Gives Injection of Bioethics Reality!

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Stem Cells, Cloning and Publishing, Oh My! (Week of May 20, 2013)

I'm sure most of our readers know that a groundbreaking article was published on May 15th regarding patient specific stem cell cloning. What has come to light since then about the publishing process for the article has been slightly disturbing. First, I looked at the original announcements and information about stem cell research, then I … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Stem Cells, Cloning and Publishing, Oh My! (Week of May 20, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Naming and Shaming (Week of March 25, 2013)

I was amazed (and a little horrified) by the number of stories having to do with ethics in science over the last week.  As a student at the School of Information, we heard quite a bit about the incident of public shaming and resulting fallout from PyCon (a conference about the Python programming language).  There … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Naming and Shaming (Week of March 25, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Ethics and Politics (Week of February 11, 2013)

This week was packed with news stories and events that have implications for health care, research, funding, and science writing.  Tuesday sparked two major discussions on Twitter.  The first was regarding the speech given by Jonah Lehrer (former journalist at The New Yorker and science writer) at a media learning seminar for which he was … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Ethics and Politics (Week of February 11, 2013)

Jerome Groopman & Pamela Hartzband to give Bishop Lecture in in Bioethics May 10

The CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture in Bioethics will  feature   Jerome Groopman, MD, and Pamela Hartzband, MD, co-authors of the bestselling 2011 book Your Medical Mind, who will present the Bishop Lecture, “When experts disagree: The art of medical decision making.”    .   Date:  10 May Time:  10:30-12:00 Location:  Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Research Bldg. Registration for … Continue reading Jerome Groopman & Pamela Hartzband to give Bishop Lecture in in Bioethics May 10

Asian Bioethics Review

Interested in bioethics, especially in a global context?  Take a look at the Asian Bioethics Review, published by the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore, an academic journal that focuses especially on issues relevant to the region. This month’s table of contents includes: Articles Confucian Reflective Equilibrium: Why Principlism Is Misleading … Continue reading Asian Bioethics Review

Creation, Ontology, and Refusal in an Oncology Ward

Julie Livingston of Rutgers University will present a talk based on research she undertook in Botswana, in one of Africa's few public oncology settings, to to track how cancer is created between patients and the oncologist. "In Botswana’s central referral hospital, a lone oncologist handles all outpatient oncology, directs a 20-bed ward, and doubles as cytologist … Continue reading Creation, Ontology, and Refusal in an Oncology Ward

EXHIBIT: Deadly Medicine – Creating the Master Race

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder and, ultimately, genocide.“Deadly Medicineexplores the Holocaust’s roots in then-contemporary scientific and pseudo-scientific thought,” explains exhibition … Continue reading EXHIBIT: Deadly Medicine – Creating the Master Race

Medical Safety Net for Undocumented Patients

Via Bioethics.net news Updates and Science Daily:  The Hastings Center, supported by a grant by the Overbrook Foundation Domestic Human Rights Program, is exploring the ethical challenges that clinicians and organizations face when providing medical care to undocumented immigrants in the United States. "Health care professionals can be deeply troubled when they encounter situations that … Continue reading Medical Safety Net for Undocumented Patients