Bioethics Conference Poses Twenty-First Century Questions

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The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School recently held an online conference covering the current state of the field.

We Haven’t ‘Learned the Lessons of COVID’ Until We Remake the Political Economy of Health

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By Beatrice Adler-Bolton and Artie Vierkant. Over the course of the pandemic it has been popular to claim that we have “learned lessons from COVID,” as though this plague has spurred a revolution in how we treat illness, debility, and death under capitalism.

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Pandemic Nihilism, Social Murder, and the Banality of Evil

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­­By Nate Holdren. Every day in the pandemic, many people’s lives end, and others are made irrevocably worse. [1]. These daily losses matter inestimably at a human level, yet they do not matter in any meaningful way at all to the public and private institutions that govern our lives.

Please Keep Your Masks On

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By Chloe Reichel. What is more important: your comfort, or a person’s life? These are the stakes of the move to unmask in the U.S. . The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidance , which suggests that many people in the U.S.

Injustice Anywhere: The Need to Decouple Disability and Productivity

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Brooke Ellison , PhD, MPP is an Associate Professor of Applied Bioethics at Stony Brook University. Bioethics Blog Symposia Build Back Better? By Brooke Ellison.

A Novel Approach to Crisis Standards of Care

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The Not-So-Sacred Human Genome: What South Africans Think About Heritable Human Genome Editing

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Call for Submissions – Symposium on Disability and Climate Change

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A Timeline of Biden’s Pandemic Response, Part 3: We Have the Tools (Sept. – Dec. 2021)

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This series, which will run in four parts, has been adapted from “ A year in, how has Biden done on pandemic response? ” which was originally published on January 5, 2022 on Medium. Read the first and second parts here. By Justin Feldman.

The International Weaponization of Health Data

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By Matthew Chun. International collaboration through the sharing of health data is crucial for advancing human health. But it also comes with risks — risks that countries around the world seem increasingly unwilling to take.

New Evidence on Dementia, Identity, and Decision-Making

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The study offered participants a prompt drawn from classical debates in bioethics on the ethical status of advance directives — documents composed while at full cognitive abilities that direct certain medical treatment in the event that the author later loses mental capacity. By James Toomey.

The Only Moral Abortion is…

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The Association of Bioethics Program Directors ’ (ABPD) Bioethics Guidance for the Post Dobbs-Landscape helped crystalize my position on this matter. Access to care is a core bioethical consideration and it means supporting legal abortion broadly. By Carmel Shachar.

Legal Preparedness for Aging and Caregiving

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As a result of my personal experiences and my professional background as a Professor of Law and Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, I wrote a book called Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow. By Sharona Hoffman.

Book Review: ‘Drugs and the FDA: Safety, Efficacy, and the Public’s Trust’ by Mikkael A. Sekeres

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The Pandemic Policy Excuse of ‘Meeting People Where They Are’

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By Daniel Goldberg. Too often throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have justified controversial policy choices by stating that the world is not arranged in a way to make certain actions feasible.

Restricting Reproductive Rights During the War on Drugs: Intersectional Regimes of Surveillance and Criminalization That Harm Us All

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Abortion Bioethics Criminal Law Health Law and Policy in an Era of Mass Suffering Human Rights Judicial Opinions Medical Quality Medical Safety Pregnancy Privacy Public Health Race Social Determinants of Health Supreme Court abortion ban dobbs Dobbs v. By Taleed El-Sabawi, Jennifer J.

Introduction to the Symposium: Build Back Better? Health, Disability, and the Future of Work Post-COVID

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Bioethics Blog Symposia Build Back Better? By Chloe Reichel, Marissa Mery, and Michael Ashley Stein. This week marks the two-year anniversary of World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom declaring COVID-19 a pandemic.

Ethics Education in U.S. Medical Schools’ Curricula

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Book Review: ‘The Truth Pill: The Myth of Drug Regulation in India’

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Building a Progressive Assisted Reproductive Technology Law in South Africa

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An Ob/Gyn Reflects on Dobbs: ‘The Time Has Passed for Neutrality’

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Does the Right to Health Enhance Patient Rights?

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An active bioethics and medical law community is needed to influence the interpretation of the law in Courts to set standards that complement the right to health. By Luciano Bottini Filho.

Restricting Access to Microdosing is Morally Wrong

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Many bioethical theories affirm that people should be free to pursue interventions that support their flourishing, so long as those interventions do not harm other individuals or groups. As with all things bioethical, the picture is more nuanced than it appears. By Erin Sharoni.

We Need to Evaluate Ethics Curricula

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Others have focused on a variety of goals, from increasing students’ awareness of ethical issues , to learning fundamental concepts in bioethics , to instilling certain virtues. By Leah Pierson. Health professions students are often required to complete training in ethics.

Introduction to the Symposium: Health Law and Policy in an Era of Mass Suffering

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By Chloe Reichel and Benjamin A. Barsky. Last spring, the United States crossed the bleak and preventable 1,000,000-death mark for lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this symposium, our hope is to acknowledge — and mourn — this current era of mass suffering and death.

Misplaced Skepticism on Accountability for War Crimes Against Health Care in Ukraine

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Re-Imagining Work in the Post-Pandemic Era: An Arendtian Lens

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By Xochitl L. Mendez. The coronavirus pandemic changed the world in countless ways, and for a moment it challenged the pre-pandemic separation of — in Hannah Arendt’s terms — the Private and the Public.

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Ethical Challenges Associated with the Protection of Pets in War

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(Photo: Sign at the central train station in Berlin (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) that offers free support for pet owners coming from Ukraine. Courtesy of Kristin Sandvik.). By Kristin Bergtora Sandvik. Introduction.

Fighting Diagnostic Discrimination and Stigma in Monkeypox

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Bioethics HIV/AIDS Katie Gu Public Health Social Determinants of Health anti-discrimination Diagnostics monkeypoxBy Katie Gu. History recently repeated itself when technicians from two major laboratories refused to accept blood samples from patients testing for monkeypox. .

The Journal of Law and the Biosciences’ Growing Impact

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JLB contains original and response articles, essays, and commentaries on a wide range of topics, including bioethics, neuroethics, genetics, reproductive technologies, stem cells, enhancement, patent law, and food and drug regulation.

Do No Harm: A Call for Decarceration in Hospitals

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By Zainab Ahmed. In an era of mass suffering, some still suffer more than others. What’s worse, there is nothing natural about it. It is human made.

How to Assess the Impact of Medical Ethics Education

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Hacking Health Care, Your Top Health-Tech Summer Read

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health care outcomes, bioethics, and moral imperatives. “Tom Lawry reminds us that the health care industry can shift from glacial to warp speed when it needs to.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health and Its Devastating Implications for Immigrants’ Rights

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Abortion Bioethics Criminal Law Health Law Policy Human Rights Immigration Judicial Opinions Medical Quality Medical Safety Medical Tourism Patient Care Pregnancy Privacy Public Health Race Supreme Court abortion ban CIMT crime involving moral turpitude dobbs Dobbs v. By Asees Bhasin.

How to Fairly Allocate Scarce COVID-19 Therapies

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By Govind Persad, Monica Peek, and Seema Shah. Vaccines are no longer our only medical intervention for preventing severe COVID-19.

A Human Rights Approach to Personal Information Technology

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Adrian Gropper Bioethics Health Law Policy Human Rights Medical Privacy health law policy PrivacyBy Adrian Gropper. As we inexorably digitize everyday life, for-profit “ Big Tech ” cannot be trusted to serve the individual or society.

How the Dobbs Ruling Will Affect People with Substance Use Disorder

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Abortion Bioethics Criminal Law Human Rights Judicial Opinions Medical Quality Medical Safety Pregnancy Public Health Race Supreme Court abortion ban dobbs Dobbs v. By Hayfa Ayoubi and Karishma Trivedi.

How Will Consumers’ Declining Trust in Technology Impact Health Tech?

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Americans’ trust in technology as “plummeted” in the past decade, according to the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer’s focused look on trust and technology. How might this play into U.S. health citizens’ trust in digital health technology?

Consumers Embrace Tech But Privacy Remains a Concern – The Morning Consult Poll of Consumers and Tech

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Litigation Challenges Prioritization of Race or Ethnicity in Allocating COVID-19 Therapies

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By James Lytle. Recent guidance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) encouraged several states to adopt policies that prioritized race or ethnicity in the allocation of monoclonal antibody treatments and oral antivirals for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2.

IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

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As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.

Building Health Equity Through Faith and Food – the Black Church Food Security Network

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Members of his congregation kept going to the hospital with diet-related issues, Reverend Dr. Heber Brown, III , realized. “I got tired of praying and hoping they made it and walked out,” Reverend Brown realized.

Depoliticizing Social Murder in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Bioethics Build Back Better? ­­By Nate Holdren. The present pandemic nightmare is the most recent and an especially acute manifestation of capitalist society’s tendency to kill many, regularly, a tendency that Friedrich Engels called “social murder.”