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10/20/2017 - 9:32am

Dorothy R. Novick: Patients refuse care based on health-care providers’ ethnicity and religion so often that this phenomenon has been dubbed “medicine’s open secret.”

10/20/2017 - 9:25am

David Rosenberg: Our laboratory has used brain MRI studies to help unlock the underlying anatomy, chemistry and physiology underlying OCD.

10/20/2017 - 9:20am

While the United States faces an epidemic of narcotic addiction, most of the world dies in pain.

10/20/2017 - 8:23am

By Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair I’m sure not how much time the average health law enthusiast spends on Instagram, but as a rare opportunity to see health regulation in real-time, I’d encourage logging onto the site, which curates content based on user … Continue reading →

10/20/2017 - 3:45am

bioethics.net is proud to present this live release of the talks given by the 2017 ASBH Lifetime Achievement Award honorees. If you are at the ASBH Meeting, you can read along; if you were unable to attend, then you can see their talks here. Please join us in congratulating these luminaries who have contributed significantly to the field of bioethics.

ASBH Lifetime Achievement Award-2017
Bioethics and an Ethics of Solidarity
Myra Christopher
Kathleen M. Foley Chair Pain and Palliative Care, Center for Practical Bioethics
Director of PAINS (Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy)

Myra Christopher

When Amy Haddad told me that I would receive this award, I told her that I was honored and stunned. …

10/20/2017 - 3:45am

bioethics.net is proud to present this live release of the talks given by the 2017 ASBH Lifetime Achievement Award honorees. If you are at the ASBH Meeting, you can read along; if you were unable to attend, then you can see their talks here. Please join us in congratulating these luminaries who have contributed significantly to the field of bioethics.

ASBH Lifetime Achievement Award-2017
Bioethics and an Ethics of Solidarity
Steven H Miles, MD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Center for Bioethics
University of Minnesota

I am deeply honored to receive the ASBH Lifetime Achievement Award.…

10/19/2017 - 11:52pm

The Journal of the American Medical Association carries a “Viewpoint” piece that categorically rejects the Trump administration’s reversal of its predecessor’s mandate that employer-based health insurance include payments for contraceptives.  As reported in the general press, the current administration’s new stance was hailed by religious and other political conservatives as a welcome support of conscience rights. Read the article here.  Briefly, some key points and... // Read More »

10/19/2017 - 7:46am

Join me at "Dying in the Americas 2018" from March 21-25, 2018 in Henderson, Nevada.

Dying in the Americas 2018 will take place March 21-25, 2018, at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada, a serene city in the foothills between the Hoover Dam and Lake Meade to the east and Las Vegas to the northwest....

10/19/2017 - 7:46am

Join me at "Dying in the Americas 2018" from March 21-25, 2018 in Henderson, Nevada.

Be a part of the change that is taking place in the Right-to-Die movement. Participants from Canada, the U.S., and Latin America will come together to share best prac...

10/21/2017 - 11:05pm
Soon I will post about the passing of my colleague, science fiction author and unique American Jerry Pournelle. And of course much of what I post about today will be altered after we see what is wrought by Hurricanes Irma, José and Katia.  But this series conclusion is already prepared.