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The Elephant in the Room by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics On March 9th, President Obama followed through on a campaign promise and issued an executive order. His signature overturned the ban, established in August, 2001, on governm ... Read on »
The Coming Bioethics Tsunami (17) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics New biomedical technologies, combined with our current economic crisis and growing skepticism over values in our society, have formed a “perfect wave” of ethical challenges. ... Read on »
Pro-Life or Pro-Environment: Poles Apart? (16) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics February’s podcast is about the seemingly wide chasm between pro-life ideals and environmental activism. Why is it so difficult to advocate for the two ideas at the same tim ... Read on »
Pro-Life or Pro-Environment: Poles Apart? (16) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics February’s podcast is about the seemingly wide chasm between pro-life ideals and environmental activism. Why is it so difficult to advocate for the two ideas at the same t ... Read on »
Shifting Standards in International Research Ethics by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The Declaration of Helsinki has long been regarded as the leading international standard on human research ethics. Drafted in 1964, the Declaration upholds basic patient ri ... Read on »
Shifting Standards in International Research Ethics by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The Declaration of Helsinki has long been regarded as the leading international standard on human research ethics. Drafted in 1964, the Declaration upholds basic patient ... Read on »
The Neuhaus Legacy by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Father Richard John Neuhaus died this morning at the age of 72. It would be hard to overestimate the influence of this godly man and gifted academic. Fr. Neuhaus, a Luthe ... Read on »
The Neuhaus Legacy by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Father Richard John Neuhaus died recently at the age of 72. It would be hard to overestimate the influence of this godly man and gifted academic. Fr. Neuhaus, a Luther ... Read on »
Ethics and Practicality in the Stem Cell Debate by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Exciting new success stories with non-embryonic stem cells have come to light in recent weeks. Unlike embryonic stem cells, which destroy the embryo when harvested, sources ... Read on »
Ethics and Practicality in the Stem Cell Debate by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Exciting new success stories with non-embryonic stem cells have come to light in recent weeks. Unlike embryonic stem cells, which destroy the embryo when harvested, source ... Read on »
Womb for Rent - The Ethics of Surrogate Motherhood (15) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Our podcast for November is a discussion of the complex issue of surrogate motherhood. In many parts of the world it is legal, but is it ethical? We present case study of a ... Read on »
Womb for Rent – The Ethics of Surrogate Motherhood (15) by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Our podcast for November is a discussion of the complex issue of surrogate motherhood. In many parts of the world it is legal, but is it ethical? We present case study of ... Read on »
Fueling the Fire: New Prenatal DNA Tests Spark Further Debate by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A new gene test now claims to have the ability to detect a wider range of genetic disorders in fetuses. The test, called comparative genomic hybridization, uses “gene chips ... Read on »
Fueling the Fire: New Prenatal DNA Tests Spark Further Debate by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A new gene test now claims to have the ability to detect a wider range of genetic disorders in fetuses. The test, called comparative genomic hybridization, uses “gene chi ... Read on »
A Duty to Die? by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Alzheimer’s patients are a drain on Britain’s National Health Service, and should therefore consider ending their lives. So claims the always controversial Baroness Mary War ... Read on »
A Duty to Die? by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Alzheimer’s patients are a drain on Britain’s National Health Service, and should therefore consider ending their lives. So claims the always controversial Baroness Mary War ... Read on »
A New Idea in Stem Cell Research? by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics It was too good to be true. A recent report from Reuters documents a new technique that produces early stem cells, but without destroying embryos. But the devil is in the d ... Read on »
A 'Genetic Outlaw' Speaks Out by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A law professor in Minneapolis has recently become an "outlaw" in the eyes of some. Her crime? She chose not to have an abortion when she received a prenatal diagnosis of Do ... Read on »
Reality Check for Plan B by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics It's about time, claims bioethicist Arthur Caplan. In a recent commentary on MSNBC, Dr. Caplan, Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, laud ... Read on »
Of Bunnies and Men by Soulful Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Scientists are moving forward with plans to create hybrid human and rabbit embryos. This was the news three days ago from the U.K., where three teams of researchers were see ... Read on »