Post Tagged with: "ENGAGING BIOETHICS"

TAYLOR: Holistic Healing Takes More Than Medicine

As a nurse and health care ethicist privileged to work on Georgetown’s campus and consult with health care professionals and systems internationally, I am always moved by the plight of patients, families and health care teams who struggle to make treatment decisions that promote health, well-being and good dying. Today’s[Read More…]

by November 11, 2013 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
LANGAN: How Would a Just Warrior Handle Syria?

LANGAN: How Would a Just Warrior Handle Syria?

In August A.D. 430, Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo, lay dying in his cathedral city, now in modern Tunisia. The Vandals, a Germanic tribe who waged war in very destructive ways, had besieged the city. Augustine’s theory of just war is a lasting contribution to Christian theology and to Western[Read More…]

by October 8, 2013 0 comments Opinion

ENGAGING BIOETHICS: An Approach to Ethics Rooted in Architecture

What happens when a philosopher and an architect co-teach a class? This semester, we aim to find out. Focusing on a complex, real-world issue in bioethics, we are testing a hunch: Can we break through barriers and find innovative solutions to highly complex moral challenges inbioethics if we combine the analytic methods[Read More…]

by September 24, 2013 0 comments Opinion

RIEDER: Democratizing Bioethics in an Online Classroom

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics here on campus is developing “Introduction to Bioethics” as a massive open online course set to launch April 15. As a graduate fellow working on the core design team at the Kennedy Institute, I’ve lately been having the following conversation a lot: Colleague: “Hey, how[Read More…]

by September 10, 2013 0 comments Opinion
BEAUCHAMP: Past Research Abuses Reveal US Hypocrisy

BEAUCHAMP: Past Research Abuses Reveal US Hypocrisy

During the Nuremberg Medical Trials, which commenced on Dec. 9, 1946, the U.S. military classified the experiments conducted by Nazi physicians as crimes against humanity. For 65 years, these experiments have been considered a moral travesty that has nothing to teach us about commonplace clinical research with human subjects. This[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Opinion
VEATCH: Employer Health Plans Needlessly Mandate Values

VEATCH: Employer Health Plans Needlessly Mandate Values

Recently, in the case of Korte v. Sebelius, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a policy that would have required Cyril and Jane Korte, the owners of a construction company, to violate their beliefs and provide insurance that covered contraception to their employees. At least 40 lawsuits challenging Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act’s[Read More…]

by February 22, 2013 0 comments Opinion
LITTLE: Confronting Conscientious Objection

LITTLE: Confronting Conscientious Objection

What is the role of conscience in medicine? Following the public debate last year over mandating insurance providers to cover contraception, some have argued that it is time to expunge the category of conscientious objection from medicine altogether. After all, it is said, medicine is not just any business. It[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion
SAGHAI: Health Laws Too Tame

SAGHAI: Health Laws Too Tame

Mayor Bloomberg’s recent decision to ban the sale of sugary drinks and sodas in certain New York City venues may seem to some an unjustified assault on individual freedom. Individuals should be able to make their own dietary decisions. Those in favor of such liberty have suggested instead that public[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion