University of Oregon philosopher Camisha Russell’s latest research examines racism in health care and offers some ideas about how to address such structural injustice.
A groundbreaking study demonstrating the most advanced form of in vitro gametogenesis (making eggs from stem cells, IVG) was published Thursday in Science. See STAT’s coverage of the study. Regarding the study and breakthrough, Dr. Kevin Doxzen offers the below comments…
Five prizes were awarded in the fourth annual Morgridge Institute for Research Ethics Cartooning Competition, addressing the social impacts of scientific research, like issues on public health and communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Morgridge Institute for Research launched the fourth annual Ethics Cartooning Competition, and public voting is now open to select the winners out of 17 semi-finalists.
An international team of bioethicists and scientists, led by a researcher at Case Western Reserve University, contends it may be justified to go beyond the standing 14-day limit that restricts how long researchers can study human embryos in a dish. Going beyond this policy limit could lead to potential health and fertility benefits, and the authors provide a process for doing so.
The images are popping up on our social media feeds: pictures of friends, coworkers, and family members proudly displaying their COVID-19 vaccine card. One might have received Pfizer’s version. Another might have posted a celebratory confirmation of Moderna’s vaccine. It’s…
Religious hospital policies that restrict reproductive health care are poorly understood by patients, according to new bioethics research from UChicago Medicine.
The PHASES Working Group, co-led by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins, launched ethics guidance at hivpregnancyethics.org, in a project dedicated to ending the evidence gap for pregnant women around HIV and co-infections.
Every major medical center in America sits on a gold mine of patient data that could be worth millions of dollars to companies that could use it to develop new treatments and technologies. A new framework could help them do so more responsibly, going beyond the minimum legal requirements and respecting patients by giving them more say in how their individual data may be used.
As some governors are moving to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the virus is causing patients, medical professionals and community members to face unprecedented ethical dilemmas in their day-to-day lives and careers. “As social animals who live in community, this pandemic has made us unable to ignore the issue, and significance of, social obligation,” says Stuart Finder, PhD, MA, director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Cedars-Sinai.
During public heath emergencies – like the COVID-19 pandemic – when no known preventive or effective treatment exists, researchers want to quickly start conducting studies with humans to find a vaccine and therapeutic treatments that are safe and effective, prompting…
Recovery. Reentry. Reopen. Return. A new normal. Faculty experts at DePaul University are available for news media interviews about what comes next — after the COVID-19 pandemic. Does the world return to normal or will there be fundamental changes to how we live our lives, work, and travel; and how we are governed?