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10/13/2017 - 10:01am

The American system relies to a surprising extent on foreign medical graduates, most of whom are citizens of other countries when they arrive. By any objective standard, the United States trains far too few physicians to care for all the patients who need them. We rank toward the bottom of developed nations with respect to medical graduates per population

10/13/2017 - 9:57am

Concern over illicit use and addiction is putting morphine out of reach for millions of patients globally who need it for pain relief

10/13/2017 - 9:53am

As we embrace technological innovation, we must also grapple with its implications

10/13/2017 - 8:56am

Check out this free CEU seminar with Vic Sandler.  I have had the pleasure of serving on the University of Minnesota Hospital Ethics Committee that Vic co-chairs.  I have also had the pleasure of co-chairing Minnesota POLST with Vic at the Mi...

10/13/2017 - 8:56am
Check out this free CEU seminar with Vic Sandler.  I have had the pleasure of serving on the University of Minnesota Hospital Ethics Committee that Vic co-chairs.  I have also had the pleasure of co-chairing Minnesota POLST with Vic at the Minnesota Medical Association.
10/13/2017 - 8:49am

The call for abstracts is open for the Third Biennial Conference of Philosophy of Death & Dying, August 8-10, 2018, in Uppsala, Sweden.

Organizers invite submissions that address any philosophical questions related to death and dying. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. The Metaphysics of Death (e.g. the criterion of death; the nature of death’s harm; the subject and timing of the supposed harm of death; the asymmetry problem)
  2. Axiological Issues (e.g. death as a harm or a benefit)
  3. Emotions and Attitudes (the rationality of fear of death; the value of dwelling on mortality)
  4. Immortality (e.g. questions of the desirability and the possibility of immortality)
  5. Suicide (e.g. issues of autonomy, rationality, and morality)
  6. Dying (e.g. aging; dying well; facing death; the question of the need for completeness and closure)
  7. The Death of Others (e.g. the phenomenology and ontology of grief; the importance to us of future people)
  8. The Ethics of Killing (e.g. war, euthanasia, abortion, animals)
  9. Philosophical Implications of Death-Related Technologies (e.g. radical life extension; cryogenics)

10/13/2017 - 8:49am

The call for abstracts is open for the Third Biennial Conference of Philosophy of Death & Dying, August 8-10, 2018, in Uppsala, Sweden.

The Metaphysics of Death (e.g. the criterion of death; the nature of death’s harm; the subject and timing of the supposed harm of death; the asymmetry problem)...

10/12/2017 - 11:17pm

There is an ongoing NIH-sponsored database effort called the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project the goal of which is to collect data on genetics–not just DNA gene sequences, but also gene activity, looking at “expression,” which is reflected in the RNA that is transcribed from genes–in a wide range of human tissues.  The tissues are obtained from deceased voluntary organ donors.  The ethical issues are not... // Read More »

10/12/2017 - 5:04pm

by Udo Schuklenk (Joint Editor in Chief) & David Magnus (Editor in Chief)
We applaud Chattopadhyay, Muyser, Moxham & DeVries on their article, “A Question of Social Justice: How Policies of Profit Negate Engagement of Developing World Bioethicsts and Undermine Bioethicists” for tackling an important and often neglected topic in bioethics: the challenges that our under-resourced colleagues face in conducting research and contributing to the literature in bioethics. Indeed, one of us (U.S.) has spent a good deal of his career attempting to draw attention to this problem and ameliorate it.…