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10/07/2017 - 3:30am

The Washington State Health Care Authority is now accepting submissions to certify a third round of patient decision aids. The call is for decision aids to assist in shared decision making around end of life care. 

The submission period will...

10/06/2017 - 1:00pm

Tribal leaders are developing a policy for genetic research and data sharing, potentially ending a 15-year moratorium

10/06/2017 - 11:30am

B0ioethics/Medical Ethics Pope denounces technologies that help people change gender “Pope Francis denounce Thursday how new technologies are making it easier for people to change their genders, saying this ‘utopia of the neutral’ jeopardizes the creation of new life.” KAST calls for loosening up of law on bioethics“ The Korean Academy of Science and Technology … More Ethics & Society Newsfeed: October 6, 2017

10/06/2017 - 10:44am

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The Good Doctor (Season 1; Episode 2); Communication (lying, stealing credit; keeping silent)

This week’s episode of this new drama was about communication, specifically on the topic of lying. In the first storyline, a patient arrives with stomach pain which turns out to be an invasive, advanced, and complicated tumor. The patient is concerned because she is the only parent to her son who is getting married in a week and she wants to be there. Resident surgeon Claire Brown tells the patient that they will take care of her and that if she has surgery, she promises the patient will not die and will be at the wedding.…

10/06/2017 - 10:00am

Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future

10/06/2017 - 9:57am

By John Tingle NHS Resolution, an arm’s length body of the Department of Health that manages clinical negligence and other claims brought against the NHS in England, have just published a report on cerebral palsy legal claims. These claims are complex … Continue reading →

10/06/2017 - 9:33am

For the first time, doctors have used gene therapy to stave off a fatal degenerative brain disease, an achievement that some experts had thought impossible. The key to making the therapy work? One of medicine’s greatest villains: HIV

10/06/2017 - 9:17am

Can corporations become so powerful that they dictate the way we feel? Can machines get mad – like, really mad – at their makers? Can people learn to love machines? These are a few of the questions raised by Ridley Scott’s influential sci-fi neo-noir film “Blade Runner” (1982), which imagines a corporation whose product tests the limits of the machine-man divide

10/06/2017 - 9:13am

By Ameet Sarpatwari, Michael S. Sinha, and Aaron S. Kesselheim Each month, members of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) review the peer-reviewed medical literature to identify interesting empirical studies, policy analyses, and editorials on health law and policy issues relevant … Continue reading →

10/06/2017 - 9:10am

Shutterstock There are some sad truths about being an aging male. Your muscle mass usually declines. You start feeling tired more easily. And there’s a good chance either you start losing interest in sex, or start experiencing a decline in … Continue reading →

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