Hospitals should require patients to give explicit informed consent before physicians are authorized to discuss life-and-death matters with them offsite via technology

Quick Read

It’s generally “ethically unacceptable” agrees Dr Ruth Faden, the founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Nevertheless, she said that the patient’s rights and interest have to be balanced with the potential benefits of the research to humanity as a whole

Quick Read

Scientists are allowed to conduct these experiments without obtaining consent from each individual participant because they are testing emergency medical procedures, and often the patients physically can’t respond

Quick Read

J. Marion Sims’s advances in medical science were made through experimentation on enslaved women

Quick Read

Recent revelations that a U.S. researcher injected Americans with his experimental herpes vaccine without routine safety oversight raised an uproar among scientists and ethicists

Quick Read

“Furtive unregulated live virus vaccine injections in a Holiday Inn? This is really, really out there,” said Jonathan Zenilman, a doctor and an expert on sexually transmitted diseases at Johns Hopkins University. “Someone in the university had to know that this stuff was going on. If they didn’t, they should have.”

Quick Read

Plastic surgeons can get a lot of business through social media, but some surgeons take the entertainment aspect to extremes: dancing on camera during surgery, for example, or cradling someone’s excised tissue like a baby. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to crack down

Quick Read

Film Review: Rat Film

September 27, 2017

Our Peter Young reviews the documentary, Rat Film, from filmmaker and Baltimore native, Theo Anthony, and highlights the bioethics challenges raised in the film.

Read More