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Struggling to catch up: families, identities, and narrative care
Families perform many morally valuable functions for their own members, not the least of which is providing care when they are ill or injured. Hilde Lindemann, Ph.D., argues that a second family function -- that of sustaining ...
What makes killing wrong?: and why it matters
What makes an act of killing morally wrong is not that the act causes loss of life or consciousness but rather that the act causes loss of all remaining abilities. This account implies that it is not even pro tanto morally ...
On wealth and wrongdoing: how social class influences unethical behavior
Social class exerts a significant influence on ethical decisions and behavior. Psychological research finds that individuals from higher social class backgrounds are more likely to prioritize themselves---their individual ...
The challenge of precision medicine: ethical, legal & clinical issues in genomic medicine (The Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics)
Genomics is advancing at a tremendous rate, bringing powerful new capabilities but also big challenges to clinical practice and research. With the federal government launching the Precision Medicine Initiative, the time ...
Reflections on race and racism in bioethics: Is there a way forward? (The Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics)
[Note: The slide presentation is not available from this event.] The concept of race emerged in the United States to explain observable differences among human beings. Physicians, scientists and others used this concept ...
UT Southwestern Medical Center Ethics Grand Rounds - 2018/2019
This document lists the schedule of Ethics Grand Rounds events for September 2018 through May 2019.
UT Southwestern Medical Center Ethics Grand Rounds - 2008/2009
This document lists the schedule of Ethics Grand Rounds events for September 2008 through May 2009.
The disclosure dilemma: when adverse events affect multiple patients
Imagine that endoscopes had not been properly processed for a period of several months. Once discovered, the problem is immediately corrected, but patients scoped during those months are more likely to even though the ...
Conceptual controversies in death determination
There is an intractable disagreement over whether the organ donor after the circulatory determination of death (DCDD) is dead at the time death is ordinarily declared. A rigorous analysis of death determination illuminates ...
Biomedical technologies and human dignity
Current biomedical advancements are presenting us with difficult moral and policy decisions. Indeed, from questions about the morality of cloning human embryos, to concerns about human genetic modifications, to worries ...