In this video, our Dr. Cynda Rushton discusses her work on the topic of moral resilience, the six themes involved in moral resilience, and how it is crucial in addressing moral distress. Watch now:

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The Childx conference, a TED-style event happening next week at Stanford, will feature a keynote session by bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Kahn’s longstanding interest in ethical issues around emerging biomedical technologies puts him firmly at the intersection between pediatric medical science and public policy — the theme of this year’s conference

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Want to see a group of parents shudder? Whisper that your kid has “pinkeye.” That one little word evokes images of ocular goop cutting a swath through a pre-K class like a lion through a herd of gazelles

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A Better Me

January 3, 2017

As more teenagers ask for cosmetic surgery and performance-enhancing drugs, doctors weigh the risks, the benefits, and the ethical quandaries. “Medicine is hard enough,” says Moon, a core faculty member with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. “Faced with requests for enhancements, health care providers need more help…”

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— and for earlier treatment. Pediatrician Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy uses a stethoscope and otoscope, of course. But running a clinic for transgender youth means her pediatric medical supplies also include a selection of silicone penises and chest-flattening binders

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Pediatricians sometimes find ourselves holding small children down and treating them against their will. When cleaning the wax out of a toddler’s ear, for example, to see if there’s an infection, we don’t ask the child’s opinion

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Doctors and parents sometimes disagree about a child’s medical treatment. As the recent case of six-year-old boy Oshin Kiszko highlights, some disagreements between doctors and parents can’t be resolved by further information and discussion

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High School student Rachel Stosur spent the summer with the Berman Institute as an intern and had the opportunity to shadow some of our clinical faculty. She writes about these experiences

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