My Patient’s Smile

May 16, 2018

“Dad, hold still.” As we entered the hospital room that morning, our patient’s daughter was attempting to give him a shave. He was bed-bound after his operation and had grown a salt-and-pepper stubble

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Baylor St. Luke’s in Houston was known for handling complex heart transplants. But when Travis Hogan was a patient there, he didn’t know that the program was undergoing a series of dramatic changes. He never got his heart

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Police in the German state of Bavaria will have new powers to use forensic DNA profiling after a controversial law passed today in the Landtag, the state parliament in Munich. The law is the first in Germany that allows authorities to use DNA to help determine the physical characteristics, such as eye color, of an unknown culprit

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Authors, including our Jeremy Sugarman, offer a call to action, ‘Companies that develop and distribute tools for genome editing have a responsibility to construct and implement policies and procedures to protect the integrity of science, to educate their employees to make certain that all research conducted within the company adheres to the highest ethical standards’

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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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Die Like a Dog

May 15, 2018

Pet dogs often have a peaceful death that forestalls protracted suffering and pain. Why can’t we do the same for humans?

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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee unanimously approved a bill in April 2018 designed to address the opioid crisis. The bill called the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 covers much of the same territory as the 138-page report released in November 2017 by a commission appointed by President Donald Trump

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This briefing note from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines the current and potential applications of AI in healthcare, its limits, and the ethical issues arising from its use

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