Posts Tagged ‘Medical Ethics’

November 26th, 2018 - 11:05 pm § in Hypocrisy, Science

China to Edit Babies

S  GENETIC CURE FOR AIDS: MAKE BETTER BABIES A team led by Prof He Jiankui says the twin girls, born a few weeks ago, had their DNA altered as embryos to prevent them from contracting HIV.  The team at  the Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen, has been recruiting couples to[...]

September 17th, 2018 - 11:52 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Why Did Vanderbilt Fire Dr. Eugene Gu?

This Vanderbilt surgical resident sued Trump and won. Now he’s out of a job. Based on reports in The Tennessean and MedPage Today.  Eugene Gu was dropped after three years from his surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Vanderbilt ended Gu’s residency, the five-ye[...]

June 12th, 2017 - 7:49 am § in Misc.

Medical Research During Slavery

Excerpt from: How black slaves were routinely sold as ‘specimens’ to ambitious white doctors” Stephen Kenny, Lecturer in 19th and 20th-century North American History at University of Liverpool  When an elite white enslaver-physician, Charlestonian Elias S. Bennett, published notes reca[...]

May 7th, 2015 - 7:14 pm § in Misc.


North Carolina lawmakers want to stop medical schools from teaching abortion procedures[...]

December 16th, 2013 - 8:15 am § in Misc.

What happened to HIPAA? .. Throwing medical records in the garbage?

 How My Diabetes Became Public Knowledge, All physicians know that patient data is confidential … Unfortunately lawyers and businessmen are less bound by morality and I get a lot of calls from companies knowing that I have diabetes, As a medical school professor, I am required to take onerous[...]

November 25th, 2012 - 10:26 am § in Misc., Science

The (Mad) Scientist

  By Hannah Waters, The Scientist Mad science has always fascinated the public, but that isn’t why Jim Fields, video producer and journalist for Time Magazine, decided to make the documentary, A: Head, B: Body, about White. “I’m intrigued more by him than anything he particularly [...]

February 15th, 2012 - 11:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Dangerous “Research Works Act”

Richard Price, founder and CEO of from TECHCRUNCH Congress is currently considering a bill called “The Research Works Act”, whose purpose is to restrict public access to publicly-funded research. The bill is sponsored by large academic publishers who are keen to keep all research, i[...]

January 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm § in Uncategorized

Paternalism in the Hippocratic Oath

Jules van Schaijik of the Personalist Project writes about the Hippocratic Oath (excerpted) “Toward a Reconstruction of Medical Morality”, by Edmund D. Pellegrino, provides a good example.  The Hippocratic ethic, Pellegrino thinks, is paternalistic to a degree that is simply no longer acceptabl[...]

October 19th, 2011 - 5:14 am § in Misc., UW

BREAKING NEWS: UW violates basic principles of law.

A good deal of the reason for The AVE has been my concern about administrative abuse of faculty rights.  As one example, The AVE has provided extensive coverage of the Aprikyan affair. Now we will likely never find out whether  Andrew Aprikyan ever did anything wrong. Instead a team of lawyers, h[...]

April 19th, 2011 - 9:07 pm § in UW

UW receives five-year cooperative agreement of up to $300 million for health training in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean

from UW Medicine by Tom Furtwangler   As part of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a massive effort to combat infectious diseases and strengthen health systems worldwide, the U.S. government has awarded a $300 million five-year cooperative agreement to the Universi[...]