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A member of the studio audience left the natural follow-up question to my last post.. In that post, I objected that evolutionary ethicists have no answer to the question that theists are asking when they ask about the possibility of morality without God. Evolutionary ethicists claim to be able to give an evolutionary account of a "moral sense", but this is nonsense unless one can give an independent account of morality against which any "sense" can be calibrated.. We can phrase the question coming from theists in the form of, "What is this true goodness and true badness against which our moral sense can be calibrated, and where does it come from, if it does not come from God?". I argue that, once we understand true goodness and true badness, it shows that the very idea of an evolved moral sense makes no sense. This thing that the evolutionary ethicist is trying to explain is just as much a fiction as God itself. Consequently, it doesnt need any explanation.. So, how do I answer the ...
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When one plays God, incongruously divining right from wrong, the konzentrationslagern surely loom on the horizon: Ethicists Argue in Favor of After-Birth Abortions as Newborns Are Not Persons Liz Klimas - The Blaze Two ethicists working with Australian universities argue in the latest online edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics that if abortion of…
I am going to be appearing on the Infidel Guy show at 8:00 Eastern Time on Friday, October 7th.. The topic of that discussion will be Theistic moral claims and why they fail.. In this regard, I assume that one of the questions that people may have over the possibility of this site is that "The Atheist Ethicist" is a contradiction in terms -- like "The Round Square". Since you cannot have ethics without religion, you cannot have an ethicist who does not believe in God.. Ethics Without God. Actually, you can, quite simply. Let me explain how by laying out the foundation for an ethics without God.. When I was a young teenager, I put my hand on a piece of hot metal -- my whole hand, palm-down, on a piece of metal that had just cooled to the point that it no longer glowed. I snapped my hand back immediately, but the metal still blistered the palm of my hand with 2nd degree burns.. I do not need to believe in God to know that I do not want anything like that to happen again. A person does not have to ...
Managing End-Of-Life Decision Making in Intensive Care Medicine - A Perspective from Charité Hospital, Germany. Graw, Jan A.; Spies, Claudia D.; Wernecke, Klaus-D.; Braun, Jan-Peter // PLoS ONE;Oct2012, Vol. 7 Issue 10, Special section p1 Introduction: End-of-life-decisions (EOLD) have become an important part of modern intensive care medicine. With increasing therapeutic possibilities on the one hand and many ICU-patients lacking decision making capacity or an advance directive on the other the decision making process is a major... ...
This site houses an open letter to Shelley Grant of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding a proposed amendment to the National Organ Transplant Act that would effectively outlaw offering compensation for hematopoietic cells donation. The signatories are professional ethicists who believe that the proposed amendment is unethical and should be rejected ...
For the first time in its history, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a permanent panel of ethicists to help the agency navigate the life-and-death questions of who should get flu vaccines in the current crisis and how the agency should cope with any future epidemics. [...] state and local health officials complain that their shortages are so dire that they do not have enough vaccines to inoculate everyone covered under these guidelines.
Did some of the details of General David Petraeus alleged affair ring a bell? Maybe thats because it is awfully reminiscent of a certain conundrum presented in The New York Times Magazines Ethicist column last July.
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Its been six months since the New York Times Magazine replaced Randy Cohen, the four-time Emmy Award winner who wrote the Ethicist column for 12...
In ancient Rome the qualification to be a person was to be a land-holding male. His wife, slaves, and children were all property and not persons. The definition of personhood is a legal one, not an intrinsic one and is therefore not self-explanatory. To be human has a basic biological meaning. If youre definition of person requires one to walk and talk then many elderly people grow into non-persons as they age. And infants under the age of one dont qualify, neither to many of the disabled. No breastfeeding child is independent of their mother. In reality you have to even clarify what independence even means. I could use that definition to justify neglect.... the child was unable to survive independent of my constant care and was therefore not a person and it was therefore not a crime to let it die. If youre going to make claims about the ethical value of what you consider to be a person then have the intellectual honesty to apply your definition across the board for the human ...
The editors would like to offer their thanks to the authors of the chapters in this book for their thoughtful contributions. Inheritors of a long tradition of silent service, they have been willing to add their voices to an ongoing dialogue between providers of and observers of medical care in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, for which we are grateful.. The children and the families for whom we have had the privilege of caring during their various illnesses are honored as well in these pages, though the details of the cases have been changed by the authors to prevent any identification of particular patients.. Although it is the physicians voice that is most often heard in this volume, we gratefully acknowledge that the work of the hospital involves many helping professions, including nurses, therapists, chaplains, social workers, and clinical ethicists.. The areas of pediatric medicine and of medical ethics have been impoverished by the loss of William A. Silverman, who ...
Thinking about the convergence of ethics and music, I was reminded of a passage in Oliver Sackss A Leg to Stand On. The book recounts Sackss own experience as a patient, recovering from a severe injury to his left leg. He describes experiencing his leg as an alien thing, little more than a pillar of…
One of the ethical issues I get consulted about most frequently is when family members of a patient request that certain information be withheld from the patient, and in my experience it most often centers around cancer diagnoses. A typical scenario involves an elderly patient admitted to hospital for something like a GI bleed and tests reveal a malignancy.. Sometimes the cancer is found to be the cause of the symptoms for which the patient was admitted while other times it is an incidental finding - an unexpected discovery made while exploring unrelated symptoms. At some point the family intercepts the physician and requests that he or she not tell the patient about the diagnosis. The only way this request can be honoured is if the entire health care team honours it, which makes them all complicit in the deception. This can be a very uncomfortable position for health care providers but there is a strategy that can be employed to resolve the issue.. What makes this situation uncomfortable for ...
On Wednesday (May 9), President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC News. He noted that he and the first lady are both
This is a time traditionally assigned to assessing ones place in the world and plotting a course for the year ahead. What should be the goal of atheist activism in the year ahead?. There seem to be a lot of people who think that every atheist should line themselves behind a single cause - marching lock-step behind a single message, without deviation or dissent.. I object to this way of thinking. It requires individuals to give up the practice of reaching their own conclusions based on an application of reason to the evidence available. Instead, it requires that each person obligate himself or herself to be a puppet obeying and serving the puppet master. Whether or not this form of power does good or evil depends a lot on the moral character of the puppet master.. The Republican party operates this way - and as a result it exercises political power out of proportion to its numbers. However, it has also seems to attract immoral people seeking to use this mass of unthinking puppets for their own ...
As health care costs soar past $2.5 trillion and more than 47 million people remain uninsured, Americans must be willing to give up certain medical options to ensure health care reform is successful, argues a Michigan State ...
As new breeding techniques create new ethical debates over food, we think the ethical toolbox needs updating. Talking about crossing species lines simply isnt enough. If Darwin had known about gene editing, we think he would have agreed.
The near frontier of human enhancement is coffee on steroids: the drugs of the future that will make you smarter, sharper and quicker. Even now, a quarter of American students are said to use psychostimulants. About 5% of workers in Germany use pharmaceutical drugs to enhance their cognitive functions.
It seems to me that this practice is not only improper, but also counterproductive. The companies you contact are obviously suspicious that your call is from a competitor or muckraker or the like. A vague explanation that you are an "interested student" probably does little to allay their fears. Its not like you say, "My name is Shira Schwarz and Im an MBA student at Shlepp State University, doing a paper on your industry." If you were to clearly identify your name, your firm, and your objective, making clear that you are only a researcher and not an adversary, you would do much more to reassure them. A letter from your firms secure server, together with a cc to some responsible individual, will go a long way to convince them that you are on the up and up. ...
Todays quandary: Youve had the same hairstylist for years. Youve shared some of your deepest secrets with him/her, he/she has shared his/her deepest secrets with you. YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP. That being said, youre bored, and its time for a change. You want to dump the hairstylist without hurting his/her feelings. SO WHAT DO YOU DO? Lie? Tell the truth? Tell a modified version of the truth? Face to face? Via phone? Text? Mysteriously disappear...
Just posted to our Web site an assessment of the controversial excommunication of Sister Margaret Mary McBride from the respected Dominican ethicist Kevin O Rourke As both a Catholic ethicist and an expert on Canon Law Father O Rourke offers a unique perspective Yet questions remain Did the bis
Medical science can make babies in test tubes, replace faulty bone marrow and keep people alive well into their 80s, but the use of some of these advances will have to be limited to improve
Whether he makes any new business deals is irrelevant, Stuart Gilman says; Hell be conflicted the moment he steps into the office
The Talmud finds a hint in the words "his journeys", suggesting journeys that he had already made, and also in the phrase "where he pitched his tent at first", and suggest that Abraham made a special point of lodging in the same places he stayed on the way from Canaan to Egypt. They use this inference as an instructive example for a lesson: a person accustomed to a particular place of lodging should stick with it unless he has a good reason to change. (1) ...
Sometimes us Gnu Atheists, secular fundamentalists, and religious fifth columnists can be dismissive, even totalitarian when the need arises. Not that weve come to power quite yet, or that were necessarily restricted to anti-theistic dictatorship when we do (the dwindling Christian minority can still spout its nonsense in public, and we can allow this to…
Reminds me of a science fiction novel I read many years ago (I forget the title, but the author was Jack Vance), in which immortality had been medically achieved, but the procedure for obtaining it was so costly that only the very richest could afford to become immortal (as well as those deemed worthy of being made so). The world rapidly became divided between the (basically proletarian) mortals and the (elitist, ruling class) immortals - with predictably awful consequences ...
In any case, I thought this made a good follow-up to my recent post on Rogue Primate (while actually predating that book by about 15 years). I searched a bit to see if I could find the text online. I found several sites offering to sell college papers on the essay--how ethically ironic is that? Then I found this, which offers most of the essay with some pages removed--maybe you can find the entire piece elsewhere. What I found most interesting was a new preface by Callicott, written 15 years later, which largely repudiated everything from his original essay which I was going to argue against in this post and touted the compatible aspects rather than the differences between the two lines of thinking. And if youre really interested in the subject, heres an essay by Dale Jamieson which replies to Callicotts views ...
Rachel Haliburton suggests saying No to that question isnt difficult but explaining the morality of that No is tricky for a carnivore.
NEW YORK (AP) - So you want to have a baby. Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting colon cancer, but a good chance of above-average music ability?
NYTimes: Is Googling O.K.? "it never hurts to search your beaus name along with the words ax murderer.". Posted by Aaron Swartz on January 24, 2003 01:26 PM. ...
We at the CBC are excited to be a member of the just launched Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare, a diverse coalition of doctors, nurses, advocates for persons with disabilities, medical ethicists, elder-care workers, and others committed to ensuring real
A letter from 125 international scientists and medical ethicists - including several New York-based doctors and professors - is calling for the Rio Olympics to be postponed or moved in the "interest of public health" due to the Zika virus.
The ruling from U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson involves 11-year-old Javier Acosta of the Bronx, who also has cystic fibrosis. His mother filed a lawsuit Thursday that says he will die soon unless he gets a lung transplant.. The decision comes a day after a national organ transplant network complied with Baylsons unusual order to place a Murnaghan on the list. Children under 12 are currently matched with pediatric donors, which are rare, or wait at the end of the adult list.. According to CBS Local out of Philadelphia, the court filing said Acostas brother died while waiting for a lung transplant when he was the same age two years ago.. "When a judge steps in and says, I dont like these rules, I think theyre arbitrary, they better be very arbitrary or hes undermining the authority of the whole system. Why wouldnt anybody sue?" CBS News reported New York University Langone Medical Center bioethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan saying.. Medical ethicists question the judges intervention. But ...
Half of all American doctors responding to a nationwide survey say they regularly prescribe placebos to patients. The results trouble medical ethicists, who say more research is needed to determine whether doctors must deceive patients in order for placebos to work.The study involved 679 internists and rheumatologists chosen randomly from a national list of such doctors. In response to three questions included as part of the larger survey, about half reported recommending placebos regularly.
The January 26 post below ("How to Rein in Medicare costs without Hurting Seniors") has drawn some 43 comments (including mine, as I responded to readers). I thought of turning a couple of my replies into posts, but then decided it might be more interesting for you to read them in the context of what other readers said.. I would love to see more readers participate in this thread. Comments are still open.. Its a lively thread that takes on a number of third-rail issues: Does Medicare spend too much on pricey cancer drugs, end-of-life care and brand name hospitals?. Should we try to spend less on end-of life care? Many say "Yes," but Zeke Emanuel (a medical ethicist and oncologist who was part of the Obama team during the presidents first term), says "No." I link to a column where he notes that "It is conventional wisdom that end-of-life care is an increasingly huge proportion of health care spending. . . Wrong. Here are the real numbers: end-of-life care (not just for the elderly, but for all ...
Few doctors, parents or medical ethicists would dispute the astounding potential of the new human papilloma virus vaccine -- it protects against infections that cause 70% of all cervical cancer and
1. Ethical dilemmas in the practice of health care continue to proliferate and receive increasing attention from members of the health care profession, ethicists, policy makers, and the general public as health care consumers. In this course we will examine a number of ethical issues that arise in the context of contemporary medical practice and research by analyzing articles and decision scenarios. Topics to be covered typically include the physician-patient relationship; informed consent; medical experimentation; termination of treatment; genetics; reproductive technologies; euthanasia; resource allocation; and health care reform. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to identify and analyze different philosophical approaches to selected issues in medical ethics; have gained insight into how to read and critically interpret philosophical arguments; and have developed skills that will enable them to think clearly about ethical questions as future or current health care ...
Today, within eyeshot of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Greenpeace and the Berne Declaration (BD) presented the Public Eye Awards, thus denouncing particularly glaring cases of companies greed for profit and environmental sins. The public award goes, with a large winning margin, to the oil corporation Shell, in accordance with the wishes of 41,800 online voters. The US bank Goldman Sachs receives this years jury award. The star guests at the media conference in Davos were the author, economist and former bank regulator Professor William K. Black and the renowned business ethicist Dr Ulrich Thielemann.
Although not ready yet, powerfulgene editing tools may one day be used on human embryos, eggsand sperm to remove genes that cause inherited diseases,according to a report by U.S. scientists and ethicists releasedon Tuesday.
Some of my favorites are "The Ethicist" and "LSAT Logic in Everyday Life". These titles certainly reveal where some of my interests lie. These podcasts are short analyses of everyday situations or issues that arise in the news, from ethical and logical standpoints. As I am naturally logical, really logical, mathematically and philosophically logical, and because I have a strong ethical component, these podcasts are enlightening and entertaining to me. I think, too, that because they are spoken words they tend to be more distracting than music would be. I am paying attention on what comes next, what the argument is, how the reasoning goes. I believe that takes more focus than music usually does ...
When the available evidence doesnt support your conclusions, but you are certain you are right, then you have limited choices: either admit that you may be wrong, or find reasons that the evidence as presented is wrong. The CLD folks point out a couple of things. First, they are concerned that the IDSA guidelines are tainted by conflicts of interest (COIs). They have made a very unconvincing case for this. For a conflict of interest to have a deleterious effect it must be significant, and the party with the conflict must be able to benefit from abusing the conflict. No such situation exists. The tortured logic of the CLD advocates is pained, to say the least. They claim that the IDSA ignored evidence, and had COIs that would drive them to create the current guidelines. To quote ethicist Dr. Janet Stemwedel in relation to the JME article:. ...
The public was invited to participate in the discussions and each participant received $75 per day. Would the fact that these meetings were held during a time when there was no fear of a pandemic affect the discussions? Would the fact that participants received a small stipend have an effect on the outcome of the meetings? William Winslade, an ethicist with the University of Texas Medical Branch thinks so. Hey, its easy to toss around ideas like that when theres no pandemic in sight. And who would complain when theyre getting paid much better than jurors to sit around a table and discuss the issue ...
Ethicists and others have been concerned that the disclosure of genetic information to patients might have negative consequences. The suspicion has been that negative effects, say, becoming depressed, are particularly likely when people are being informed about predispositions to diseases that are not currently preventable or easily treatable. However, the small number of studies to date that have looked at this possibility have had difficulty demonstrating any long-term negative effects on mood or anxiety-the consequences thought most likely. A new study, though, suggests that previous research may have been looking in the wrong places to detect adverse consequences of genetic knowledge.. In a paper published online by the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers from Butler University in Indiana and the University of California, San Diego, examined the effects on cognitive performance of telling people that they carry a gene variant predisposing them to Alzheimers disease. A group of 144 ...
Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core - an emerging tool for "editing" genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life ...
Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core - an emerging tool for "editing" genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life ...
Many patients believe that when a doctor tells them a loved one has brain death, there is still hope for recovery. An ethicist offers a compassionate alternative.
Appealing to consumers though their noses has been called the business of emotional transportation, but ethicists are taking issue
The growing anti-humanism among the intelligentsia, bioethicists, environmentalists, and animal-rights activists is profoundly unhealthy and a fuel for nihilism.
The Clinical Ethics Immersion at the John J. Lynch MD, Center for Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the original experiential and simulation-based education program designed for professionals who want to advance their practice in clinical ethics. The Immersion is an intensive 3 ½ day course for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals who want an in depth, hands-on experience.. The Center for Ethics is one of the oldest, elite clinical ethics programs in the country. Unlike many others, the Centers philosophical bias is virtue, rather than being more heavily grounded in Enlightenment theory or a mediation approach. The Immersion helps participants better understand how clinicians, who must exercise sound, independent, ethical judgment, work together with clinical ethicists and members of their ethics committee to continually improve the care of their hospitalized patients.. Participants will have the opportunity to round with clinical ethicists in ...
Patients, families, and health care providers have a right to expect that ethics consultants can deal competently with the complex issues that they are asked to address. The Society for Health and Human Values-Society for Bioethics Consultation Task Force on Standards for Bioethics Consultation explored core competencies and related issues in ethics consultation. This position paper summarizes the content of the resulting Task Force Report, which included nine general conclusions: 1) U.S. societal context makes "ethics facilitation" an appropriate approach to ethics consultation; 2) ethics facilitation requires certain core competencies; 3) core competencies can be acquired in various ways; 4) individual consultants, teams, or committees should have the core competencies for ethics consultation; 5) consult services should have policies that address access, patient notification, documentation, and case review; 6) abuse of power and conflicts of interest must be avoided; 7) ethics consultation ...
Background: The traditional approach to resolving ethics concerns may not address underlying organisational issues involved in the evolution of these concerns. This represents a missed opportunity to improve quality of care "upstream". The purpose of this study was to understand better which organisational issues may contribute to ethics concerns.. Methods: Directed content analysis was used to review ethics consultation notes from an academic childrens hospital from 1996 to 2006 (N = 71). The analysis utilised 18 categories of organisational issues derived and modified from published quality improvement protocols.. Results: Organisational issues were identified in 68 of the 71 (96%) ethics consult notes across a range of patient settings and reasons for consultation. Thirteen of the 18 categories of organisational issues were identified and there was a median of two organisational issues per consult note. The most frequently identified organisational issues were informal organisational culture ...
The issues surrounding end-of-life decisions have been front and center this year in the California Legislature as lawmakers consider so-called right-to-die legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with medication prescribed by doctors. The California Medical Association removed its longstanding opposition to the idea, allowing SB128 to pass the state Senate. The issue gained traction nationally after a well-organized campaign by the family of a former California woman who moved to Oregon to end her life last year. The Sacramento Press Club hosted a discussion on the medical ethics surrounding aid-in-dying.. SPC was joined on June 30, 2015 by Janus Norman, senior vice president and chief lobbyist of the California Medical Association, Dr. Ben Rich, Professor and Chair of Bioethics at the University of California, Davis who specializes in physician-patient relationships and end-of-life care, and Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and ...
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The second was a reference to the Hippocratic Oath: Counsel for the parents stated that the decision to offer the proposed experimental treatment would be consistent with the Hippocratic Oath. I discuss this - and my current view on the case - in an article for the British Medical Journal.. The third was the mention by the parents barrister of a bioethicist, whose article was included in the familys file of evidence to the Court.. The fourth was the decision to appoint a clinical ethicist to chair a Multidisciplinary Team meeting on Monday 17th July 2017.. It is no surprise, therefore, that ethicists have commented on the case. As the court is not expected to make a decision until 25th July, and as we enter a quiet season for the media, many more commentaries will follow.. I attended part of the hearing in the High Court last week. The room was packed with journalists, and the parties were well aware of this. At one point in the proceedings, one barrister interrupted another and suggested that ...
Developments in genetic testing and increased public awareness of inherited disease have led to increasing interest in and concern about the ethical issues raised by clinical genetics. We looked at methods for ethical management of genetic testing, and investigated the advantages and limitations of use of ethical guidelines in clinical genetics. We believe that a key element in successful management of genetic testing in addition to guidelines will be availability of ethics training and support for geneticists, nurses, and counsellors. Clinical ethics committees and clinical ethicists can act as a useful focus for such training and advice if their role is seen to be genuinely supportive by health professionals and patients. We also argue that increased public involvement at the national level in policy debate about control of genetic testing is needed.
Developments in genetic testing and increased public awareness of inherited disease have led to increasing interest in and concern about the ethical issues raised by clinical genetics. We looked at methods for ethical management of genetic testing, and investigated the advantages and limitations of use of ethical guidelines in clinical genetics. We believe that a key element in successful management of genetic testing in addition to guidelines will be availability of ethics training and support for geneticists, nurses, and counsellors. Clinical ethics committees and clinical ethicists can act as a useful focus for such training and advice if their role is seen to be genuinely supportive by health professionals and patients. We also argue that increased public involvement at the national level in policy debate about control of genetic testing is needed.
I am somewhat stunned when ethicists propose policies that discriminate against groups of people. The job of an ethicist is to hold society to a standard; to ensure that were comporting ourselves in a way that is just and humane. So I question when any ethicist, such as Cristina Richie, asks society to create policy that would target removing services from certain segments of the population. Such as… oh… I dont know… proposing that fertility treatment coverage be denied to those in the LGBT community or single mothers by choice.. Richie published a paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics this week and in the abstract stated, "Second, I will recommend that policymakers eliminate funded ARTs for those who are not biologically infertile." Why does she believe that only those who have a documented medical reason for not being able to conceive should receive the state mandated coverage (she lives in Massachusetts) of their infertility treatments?. Because she wants to create an incentive for ...
By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Stem cell bioethicists apparently have claimed that IPSCs - skin or other cells reprogrammed to be stem cells& -
Two Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine bioethicists are calling on organized medicine to end its refusal to provide clinical guidance regarding the care of patients actively seeking assistance in dying.
Ethics consultations in the intensive care unit (ICU) reduced duration of ICU stay and time on aggressive, life sustaining treatments with no change in overall mortality ...
By Kathleen Gilbert. December 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - While the unborn child could be considered a "patient," such a status should not be confused with having human rights - something the child would only gain later thanks to a more developed nervous system, insist the authors of a new report justifying the ethics of abortion. In a response to the article, however, a director at the National Catholic Bioethics Center said that the authors "really ought to learn to pick on those their own size," saying that "human fetuses or newborns do not need to be able to balance a checkbook or have a nervous system" before being given human rights. The article, entitled "An ethically justified practical approach to offering, recommending, performing, and referring for induced abortion and feticide" and written by Frank A. Chervenak, MD and Laurence B. McCullough, PhD, was published in the online American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology in September 2009.. The articles goal is to craft an ethical ...
The core aim of the course is to examine the development of Foucaults writings in the 1970s and 1980s on politics and ethics - especially power, freedom, and subjectivity - and pay special attention to the later writings, including the lecture courses being published in France and gradually being translated into English. The course considers whether the ethics of self-cultivation advanced by Foucault in his late period can be treated as consistent with his analysis of power and subjectivity. The course also examines Foucaults relation to key figures in modern philosophy, notably Kant and Nietzsche, as well as his critical relation to Marxism, and gives consideration to Marxian and feminist engagements with his work.. ...
Clinical ethicists help patients, families, physicians and staff to provide a neutral space to explore difficult or complex aspects of health care decisions, and help to ensure that patients rights are respected.
Sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law and the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, symposium attendees will discuss the ethical and policy implications of limiting growth in children with severe disabilities.
The rapid development of new technology used in obstetrics and neonatology has been accompanied by new moral problems presented by the choices this technology generates. Ethics and Perinatology is a timely examination of the moral problems caused by clinical and research practices in perinatology. 14 major issues are each addressed by a leading clinician whose writing is then critically reviewed by a medical ethicist, a legal theorist, or an economist.
On July 1, 2015, NBC News published an article titled Ethicist: Why Jim Carrey is Wrong About Vaccines by Arthur Kaplan, PhD, who is a professor of...
Only ethicist Arthur Caplan has the nerve to say it: Years ago, when he moved from Minnesota to Pennsylvania, he was reapplying for his drivers license, and advised by the clerk: Dont mark that: If you do, they will let you die.. The fact that the governor quickly got a heart/liver transplant made a lot of folks suspicious of the scheme to get more organs: The governor was rich of course and the donor was a black homicide victim. In reality, he got the organs because they fit (you have to use a heart from a donor the same size as you are, although livers can be divided up). But the idea that "they might let you die" lurked below the surface. Indeed, when we would air flight our brain damaged rednecks to Pittsburgh "for higher care", the ambulance crews would joke it was a "Body run": I.e. not to benefit the patient, but so the corpse would be closer to the transplant team.. The brain death criteria is strict (but not always followed, alas, although few talk about that either). As one ethicist ...
starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog rises from his burrow , spring will come early. If it is sunny, and the groundhog sees its shadow, and retreats back into its burrow, the winter weather will persist for six more weeks. I absolutely hated this film, its very mention, even years after it came out. I can still hear the annoying radio wake-up call to this day; it even influenced my initial prejudice against viewing the Edge of Tomorrow (which contains parallel repetitive plot lines.. My family friend / hair stylist urged me to give this movie a second chance (as she adored the flick!). Since I frequently write on redemptive themes, I thought a two hour reinvestment was certainly worthy of a final viewing, so to speak. I hesitatingly placed the DVD on the tray,bracing myself for additional moments of visual torture and punishment. Surprisingly I found this particular viewing not only bearable but incredibly sweet, and Im glad I was ...
Population Health Sciences is part of the Bristol Medical School. Staff in the school are leaders in their fields and have extensive national and international research collaborations, with several providing health policy advice for government organisations and international bodies.. Our staff are multi-disciplinary and include statisticians, epidemiologists, geneticists, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, health economists, public health physicians, medical ethicists, computational biologists, neuroscientists, and various community-based physicians and nurses. We are keen to attract graduates from all these disciplines to carry out postgraduate research. The school has approximately 80 postgraduate research students. In the 2017 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 90 per cent of our students were satisfied with their postgraduate experience. Ratings for quality of supervision, resources, research culture, progress assessment, research skills training and professional development ...
Another remarkable finding was the way the repairs to the embryos faulty DNA took place.. In addition, the researchers discovered a technical advance that may limit the production of patchwork embryos that arent fully edited.. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the disease caused by the genetic mutation that Mitalipov and his colleagues successfully edited out of the human embryos, affects about 1 in every 500 people and involves a thickening of the heart muscle that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood. If even one cell in an early embryo is unedited, "thats going to screw up the whole process", says Mitalipov.. The work conducted by these researchers was well within the guidelines set by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the use of CRISPR to edit human genes. Once the embryos were five days old, the team stopped their growth and checked to see how well their approach had wiped out the mutant gene.. Medical ethicist Jeffrey Botkin, M.D., M.P.H. is available to ...
There is abundant material in the full report and its summaries that calls for public input into the process of determining exactly what types of germline gene editing should be permitted. For example, from the one-page report summary: "Ongoing reassessment and public participation should precede any clinical trials of heritable germline editing". This is a very clear call for public feedback. Nevertheless, at least some responses seem to argue that this sentiment was left out of the report. I believe this to be purposefully misleading. The report committee was co-chaired by a noted biomedical ethicist and regulatory expert. Moreover, the committee has several additional bioethicists in its roster, who all are well acquainted with the need for communication between the public, scientists and policymakers in order for sensible policies to be created. Furthermore - the report contains an entire chapter entitled "Public engagement". ! ...
I dont know whether Id be able to articulate it particularly well, but theres something just a bit weird about that, especially when read alongside the first bit of para 16 above. First, he introduces the canard about the point at which life begins. This is not important. Even in respect of a termination at, say, 10 weeks, there is no question but that the foetus is alive, that it has been alive since the moment of fusion, and that the gametes that fused were alive even before then. What matters is, if youre an ethicist, the point at which that life becomes morally weighty (and weighty in comparison to the rights and preferences of the woman gestating it), and, if youre a lawyer, the point at which that life demands the protection of the law. In respect of the legal question, the answer - which is, after all, what the judge is paid to apply - is birth.. More importantly, though - and this is the really weird bit - is the statement about how right-thinking people would regard the offence ...
Thought 2: I assume one of the better arguments for separate womens sports is that, in many sports, women would not be able to compete at the highest level, and we want our little girls to have role models that look like them. Why these role models have to be doing something in which the best men in the world vastly outperform the best women in the world is a bit unclear -- perhaps a better option would be to introduce more competitions in which the top competitors are female, or at least biologically could be (for example, Im completely guessing here, but it seems likely that most of the top shooters in the world are men, but that this is more a function of culture than of natural abilities ...
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Hope to see you!. ___________________________________. We invite submissions for We Robot 2016 to be held in Coral Gables, Florida on April 1-2, 2016 at the University of Miami School of Law. We Robot-the premier US conference on law and policy relating to Robotics that began at the University of Miami School of Law in 2012, and has since been held at Stanford and University of Washington-returns to Miami Law April 1st-2nd in 2016. Attendees include lawyers, engineers, philosophers, robot builders, ethicists, and regulators who are on the front lines of robot theory, design, or development. The main conference will be preceded by a day of special workshops (see below). The conference web site is http://robots.law.miami.edu/2016.. ...
These 25 contributions discuss current problems in the areas of environmental ethics, deep ecology, ecofeminism, and political ecology. Topics include free-market and socialist environmentalism, sustainable development, social ecology, bioregionalism, ecotage, and ways for environmental ethicists t
sciencehabit writes A do-it-yourself neuroscience experiment that allows students to create their own cyborg insects is sparking controversy amongst scienitsts and ethicists. RoboRoach #12 is a real cockroach that a company called BackyardBrains ships to school students. The students fit the inse...
The California newlywed, who ended her life Sunday, was credited with being an articulate and effective spokesperson for individual rights. But ethicists worry momentum could overshadow the complex social issues involved.
1. The persons text messages are superficial.. It is one thing to say that a person will occasionally text a one liner or a brief response. If a person does that the majority of the time, that is just plain unacceptable. A friend deserves more than one-liners. If a person isnt interested in being a real friend, then honesty is required. It would save a lot of time.. 2. The person never wants to hang.. It is understandable that people are busy. Thats common knowledge. However, if a person uses that as an excuse that is just bullshit. There is no other word for it. It is one thing if something comes up. That happens occasionally. But if a person never wants to be bothered, thats troubling. Friends make time.. 3. Your friend rarely wants to be bothered in person.. This point relates to the business about hanging out in a general sense. When a person will only mainly communicate with you over Facebook messages or texts as opposed in real person that is another red flag. A person should want to ...
The scientific community has failed to include a broad set of voices-including those of nonscientists-in discussions of whether and when to edit the human germ line so alterations are passed down to future generations, according to Benjamin Hurlbut. A professor of biology and society at Arizona State University and a prominent voice on the topic of genome editing ethics, Hurlbut was one of the ethicists and scientists who met with He Jiankui in the months leading up to experiments that, He claims, resulted in the birth of twin girls whose genomes had been altered using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. Hurlbut also attended the Second International Summit on Genome Editing, which took place last month in Hong Kong just days after news broke of the babies, who He calls Nana and Lulu. In an interview with C&EN, Hurlbut discussed the significance of Hes experiments as well as Hes discussions with others. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.. ...
In what any ethicist might declare to be legitimate embryonic stem cell therapy, the babys fetal stem cells migrate to the mothers injured sites and offer themselves as a healing remedy, becoming part of the mothers very body. Pinctott writes that such cells have been found in "diseased thyroid and liver tissue and have turned themselves into thyroid and liver cells respectively." Pinctott calls the evidence "striking" that a babys fetal cells "repair and rejuvenate moms." Genetics specialist Dr. Kirby Johnson of Tufts Medical Center, Boston, and professor Carol Artlett, a researcher at Philadelphias Thomas Jefferson University, back up Pinctotts ideas. Their research shows that when a woman becomes pregnant she acquires an army of protective cells - what might be called a gift from her child - that remains with her for decades, perhaps till the end of her life.. Johnson and Artlett spoke to NPRs Robert Krulwich in a 2006 interview. In their research, Johnson found that a teaspoon of ...
In what any ethicist might declare to be legitimate embryonic stem cell therapy, the babys fetal stem cells migrate to the mothers injured sites and offer themselves as a healing remedy, becoming part of the mothers very body. Pinctott writes that such cells have been found in "diseased thyroid and liver tissue and have turned themselves into thyroid and liver cells respectively." Pinctott calls the evidence "striking" that a babys fetal cells "repair and rejuvenate moms." Genetics specialist Dr. Kirby Johnson of Tufts Medical Center, Boston, and professor Carol Artlett, a researcher at Philadelphias Thomas Jefferson University, back up Pinctotts ideas. Their research shows that when a woman becomes pregnant she acquires an army of protective cells - what might be called a gift from her child - that remains with her for decades, perhaps till the end of her life.. Johnson and Artlett spoke to NPRs Robert Krulwich in a 2006 interview. In their research, Johnson found that a teaspoon of ...
The British Transplantation Society (the BTS) is the professional voice of transplantation in the UK, representing all the varied disciplines in transplantation including clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, scientists involved both in basic research and in histocompatibility laboratories, ethicists and other professions allied to medicine.. ...
The advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF) into clinical practice highlighted to ethicists and theologians, ways in which scientists and clinicians are interfering with the development of human embryos in the laboratory. This is because an increasing amount of research is being directed onto embryos, frequently involving their destruction. These procedures range from IVF and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to gene editing. Some religious groups are implacably opposed to all such developments on the ground that the human embryo is to be protected from the moment of conception. Widespread opposition to abortion and fetal destruction has been translated into opposition to the destruction of embryos. By viewing embryos as having a value commensurate with that of postnatal moral persons, opposition to all recent biomedical developments becomes inevitable. The rationale for this stance in the writings of certain Roman Catholic and Protestant scholars is outlined, as are implications for theologys
Marquis versus Thomson on AbortionThe debate about abortion focuses on two issues; 1.) Whether the human fetus has the right to life, and, if so, 2.) Whether the rights of the mother override the rights of the fetus. The two ethicists who present str...
Reflecting on the "many species of calamity," ethicist Kenneth Kipnis, Ph.D., has recently proposed a "scalar taxonomy" for systematic thinking about disaster.14 Beginning on Level 0 with a typical day in the emergency room, each successive level of disaster requires organizational adaptation and a shift in ethical paradigm. Since, typically, adequate hospital resources are available to meet patient need, the ethical prime directive on Level 0 is "no technically avoidable bad outcomes."15 But, the typical day can be quickly disrupted by staff shortages and/or patient surges, outstripping hospital resources. Welcome to Level 1, diversion.. Many hospital employees are familiar with a "code red," when the emergency room becomes overwhelmed and ambulances are diverted to other facilities. On Level 1, health care access is assured through the collective responsibility to care for patients by diversion to another hospital where patients can be seen, treated and/or admitted more quickly. However, ...
In the United States, FDA has said it has the power to regulate any transfer of mitochondrial DNA in embryos, because it is a form of gene therapy.. At least one researcher, Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University in Beaverton, has asked the agency for guidance on what a clinical trial would require. (Mitalipovs lab has produced seven monkeys born after mtDNA replacement.) Kahn, the ethicist, puts the key issue facing the panel this way. By mixing new DNA into the germ line, "were not treating humans. Were creating humans. Theres not a model for that." Then there is the thorny issue of whether the technique should be used to treat infertility. Some reproductive biologists think that faulty mitochondria-or perhaps other factors in the egg cytoplasm that are exchanged in mtDNA replacement techniques-might be one of the key reasons fertility falls in women in their late 30s. They say that the procedure could help such women conceive, but critics say there is little animal data ...
Two brain-dead patients kept on life support are causing controversy. Do we need to rethink lifes cut-off point, wonders ethicist Richard Huxtable
That simple comment put me in conflict with myself. The internal economist & ethicist had a quarrel in my heart. Such a simple comment had me thinking that to simply trade services from one population to another other population is flawed ministry thinking.. The people we serve now, matter just as much and need us to sustain their livelihood. Plus we have our employees that matter just as much to us and rely on us for their livelihood.. Cost of Ministry. I have learned in ministry there are two major (theres many more) equation costs: money and relationships. A typical MBA (Im an MPA, so I hope I have some social conscience) would look at the cost of labor and their ability to create revenue. Textbooks say you take the total labor hours (sometimes called direct labor) in a pay period (thats your time). You add up those hours, times their pay (labor rate) that will give you the cost of your good or service some call it a manufacturing cost (you can play around with the index and adjust it for ...
Then we hear that the abortions were performed decades ago, so they arent relevant. In the parlance of the modern "ethicists", that makes the action sufficiently distant so as not to contaminate the research ethically. Yvonne Bontkowski, a member of Children of God for Life, pointed out that this meant she didnt need to go to confession anymore. After all, the Fall of Adam and Eve was a long time ago, so it certainly doesnt impact her actions today. And since theres no definition of what "distant" means, whats the difference between an abortion committed yesterday and one committed twenty-five years ago? To God, a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as a day, so if it isnt a problem in one case, it sure isnt a problem in the other one either. You can build a whole new theology out of this: if I just wait long enough to go to confession, I never have to go at all. The effect of evil actions apparently evaporate over time. As the king said in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, ...
Medical advances have meant that we can "save" lives that previously would not have a chance. At the same time, we really do not have the capacity to take care of severely handicapped people. Nor do we have a better support system for families that take care of the individual on a daily basis - 24/7. Some ethicist that say what Ashleys parents are doing is making the situation easy on themselves - yes, they are .. but try taking care of a infant that weighs like an adult for a whole day! You might change your mind too. On the other hand, the question to be asked is - who decides that this is the right thing for the parents to do? Take this scenario - What if a slightly challenged girls parents decide that to save her from abuse in the future, we are going to prevent her from undergoing puberty. This girl is always going to be a minor legally. So do her parents have legal rights? Or should society intervene ...
Features You Love Theres a number of regular features in magazines and blogs that I keep a special eye out for.→[More:] One is Cover Lies over at Jezebel, because making fun of womens magazines always makes me chuckle. Another is "Eat...More!" in Glamour- those pictures stick with me long after Ive given the magazine away, Ive learned a lot. Im also a big fan of "The Ethicist" in the NYTimes Sunady Magazine, although that begins to get into my love of advice columnists, a topic that probably deserves a post all its own one day ...
Janet, our resident ethicist: a very funny, fun lady. Nothing like what I expected. (Not that I didnt expect her to be fun; but I didnt quite expect the hyperkinetic part of it.) Shes crazy, but delightful. The image that sticks in my mind: Friday, as we were leaving Seed for dinner, we were having elevator trouble, so there was a gang of 20 of us standing it the tiny elevator lobby outside the Seed office. About a dozen piled into one elevator, which refused to move. After several attempts, most of them came out. As we were standing there, smashed together, waiting for an elevator, Janet with a big goofy grin on her faced shouted "I love this! Im with my people ...
With new funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika context and later expanding to general public health research. Anne Lyerly, MD, Associate Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, is co-principal investigator of the project. Bioethicists Will Explore the Issues and Lessons of the Zika Crisis - Read More… ...
Were going around the immune system, rather than trying to stimulate the immune system," Baltimore said. "So what were doing is pretty fundamentally different from vaccination, although the end result is pretty similar.". Scientists are also researching the possibility of using IGT to confer resistance to many other diseases that have resisted vaccination, including malaria, respiratory diseases (such as cystic fibrosis, influenza or SARS) and even Ebola.. Many technical hurdles remain before IGT therapies could be widely adopted, however. Michael Farzan, lead author of the recent Scripps study, notes that scientists still need to figure out how to regulate the bodys production of the new antibodies, or shut it off.. "If we really want to see this blossom, we need regulatory off switches," he said.. Designer immune systems on the horizon?. Although scientists and bioethicists claim that IGT is no different than existing gene therapies and is therefore not ethically problematic, they admit ...
First, the main issue I always have in regards to "the children" is the context is that we as a society give broad liberties to parents to behave bizarrely and thoroughly embarrass, mortify, and "fuck up" the lives of their children. Some parents even tell their daughters that theyre "dirty sluts" and they should stay away from boys, lest they tempt them. Other subcultures expel young boys to make polygamy feasible. Of course bioethicists need something to do, and were not going to solve all the worlds problems by ignoring genomics. But a lot of the "concerns" just make me laugh, theyre so picayune and vague. The child might know something which might not be totally "true"! Its all terrifying, in a verbose academic sort of way.. As for phenotypic prediction, who exactly are these parents who wont invest in a child who may have difficulties? Sure, they exist, but Im pretty sure theyre not the ones who will pony up for prenatal sequencing! Rather than not investing in a child a natural ...
Clinical ethics consultation (CEC) is a service provided by clinical ethicists (or sometimes, clinical ethics committees) to enhance patient care by identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethics dilemmas in clinical settings. CEC has long been offered as part of health care services in the US, but it is less common in other countries, perhaps because of a lack of trained personnel due to limitations in the number of clinical ethics fellowships. A result of this relative lack of clinical ethics training is that, in some parts of the world, CEC is either not available or it is performed by unskilled personnel.
Francesca Minerva, a philosopher and medical ethicist, argues a young baby is not a real person and so killing it in the first days after birth is little different to aborting it in the womb.. In an article, published by the British Medical Journal group, Francesca Minerva states that even a healthy baby could have its life snuffed out if the mother decides she cant afford to look after it.. The journals editor has defended the piece, saying the publications role is to present well-reasoned arguments, rather than promote one particular moral view.. But the article has angered other ethicists, peers and campaigners. They have described the call for legalized infanticide as chilling and an "inhumane defense of child destruction".. Dr. Francesca Minerva has received death threats and hate calls telling her that she will "burn in hell", and she said the last few days since publication have been "the worst of my life".. Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Dr. Francesca Minerva and co-author ...