Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Faculty and others respond to the recent executive order, US refugee resettlement and policy, and related public health and bioethics concerns.

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“The view of the medical profession is so clear now,” said Leonard Rubenstein of the Berman Institute for Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. “There is no ambiguity anymore about what the rules are.”

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Syria’s Assault on Medics

August 15, 2016

Our Leonard Rubenstein writes to the New Yorker about the ongoing Syrian assault on hospitals, staff, and patients

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“What really jumped out at me with this report was the sheer geographical scope and pervasiveness of the attacks. It’s so enormous,” says our Leonard Rubenstein, who coordinated and edited a new report from the Safeguarding Health Coalition, which also highlights the wider impact of these attacks

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New report shows global pattern of impunity, calls for international accountability for strikes on health care workers and facilities Coalition chair and Berman Institute faculty, Leonard Rubenstein said, “Sometimes the attacks are deliberate, sometimes they’re a product of indifference to the harms caused and sometimes they represent gross failures to take steps needed to prevent death and injury—but all violate long-standing obligations under international law.”

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The Department of Defense (DoD) should go further and prohibit military health personnel from participating in interrogations or force-feeding hunger strikers, according to Leonard Rubenstein, a public health and ethics researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues, writing in the journal PLoS Medicine

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A Stronger Ethical Culture

January 5, 2016

In their Essay, Leonard Rubenstein and colleagues argue that a stronger ethical culture within the US military health care environment is needed

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Join a free livestreamed conversation this Thursday, August 20, 1-2pm EDT, with our Leonard Rubenstein discussing ‘Working Under FIre: Providing Health Care During Conflict”

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