Providing women and minorities with access to our finest educational research institutions is not only morally correct, it makes good sense… Diversity not only improves biomedical research training programs but is essential to them, as a cursory look at medical history shows

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A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications, mainly because they need more education themselves

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Cassandra Burke Robertson: My research suggests that when individuals are blinded by an unconscious partisan bias – such as highly committed presidential staff in the White House – it can result in a failure to recognize ethical issues. They may act in ways that accidentally undermine their own political interests. Ethics courses, in other words, can make a difference

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Some doctors are so inundated with the business of medicine that good bedside manner has become a lost art. As a preventive measure, the new Dell Medical School, part of the University of Texas at Austin, is challenging students in its inaugural class to embrace their feelings by examining the fine arts

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Neither truck drivers nor bankers would put up with a system like the one that influences medical residents’ schedules

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A common belief is that opioid addiction often begins with a single prescription from a doctor: Patients seek relief from some minor problem like a toothache or back pain, leave with a prescription, and wind up hooked. But there’s not much actual evidence tying doctors’ prescription patterns with individual patients’ long-term use of opioids or complications caused by the drugs later on

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Watch now (video). Diverse and innovative projects led by investigators from across the Johns Hopkins University explore contemporary ethical issues, from climate change to social justice.

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Bioethics Fellows Look Forward

December 21, 2016

At a recent reunion, senior bioethics scholars and filmmakers joined current and former fellows to discuss communication and contribution to a healthy national dialogue in 2017 and beyond.

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