Coverage of conflicting breast and lung cancer screening studies puts the science news “see-saw” on tilt. What duties do scientists and journalists have in reporting findings to the public?

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Berman Institute faculty discuss the dilemma posed by randomizing patients — and the anguish of withholding hope.

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Comfort care found to add precious months at the end of life. An interview with palliative care expert Cynda Hylton Rushton

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Overcoming anxiety about autism may be part of the answer in combating the rise in whooping cough cases in California. But Berman Institute faculty say that teen and adult revaccinations are also part of the solution.

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Reporting progress to a hopeful public: News articles underscore the ethical burden of balance shared by researchers, funders and the media

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Focus On: Jack Kevorkian

September 2, 2010

Recent HBO films put “Dr. Death” back in the spotlight. Despite popular sympathies, critics say Kevorkian flouted the ethical duties of a doctor.

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The Bioethics Bulletin discusses palliative care with Cynda Hylton Rushton, Ph.D., R.N.

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