Bioethics in Action

January 12, 2018

This two-part series, uses resources in The New York Times to help students explore difficult ethical questions

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Controversy is growing over a lawmaker’s criticism of Lee Cook-jong, the doctor who revealed hygiene and nutrition problems of a North Korean soldier who defected, after treating him

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Don’t let Vera Sharav fool you. A former librarian, she’s diminutive and refined, partial to pearls, classical music, and ballet. But she’s also a streetfighter: one of the most effective and passionate — some would say extreme — advocates for the rights of medical research subjects in the US.

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Size Matters:

March 31, 2016

Why Oversize Dosage Vials of Cancer Drugs Are a Huge Problem

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Getting it right is that much harder when patients don’t know the words to describe what they’re feeling

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“If finalized, it would be the most substantial policy change in biomedical research policy in decades,” says Kathy Hudson, deputy director for science, outreach and policy at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Why black men can expect to live 5 years less than white men

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Johns Hopkins researchers present groundbreaking work defining treatment with respect and dignity in the ICU

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