Medical Tourism in Mexico: An Ethical Quagmire
Medical tourism presents ethical dilemmas and has many downsides. The CDC does recognize that many people from the United States travel to Mexico for care…Keep reading
Addictive by Design: Do Plaintiffs Suing Big Tech Stand a Chance?
In federal court, Seattle School District #1 is suing big tech companies under Washington state’s public nuisance law, alleging social media harms children’s mental health.…Keep reading
The paperwork standard of care: medical malpractice liability for violating advance directives
Hospital and physician liability for saving the life of someone who wished not to be saved is an area of evolving law. While years ago,…Keep reading
Wrongful (but not wrong) Prediction
There was an episode of Welcome Back, Kotter that aired in 1976. Juan Epstein, a character in Kotter’s infamous classroom of remedial students called the…Keep reading
Bioethics as Broad and Deep
I envision a broad bioethics, one that covers the relationships and interactions between science and society. Bioethics ranges from dilemmas arising in the relationship between…Keep reading
Hunger and The Global Food Crisis
Organizations and scholars frame the current food crisis as a global phenomenon due to a confluence of events and circumstances like droughts, the pandemic, and…Keep reading
“Somewhere in the constitution”: Reproductive Freedom
Reactions to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health are wide ranging, and many seem to reflect emotion and use charged language. I do not mean to…Keep reading
Big Data as Collective Judgments
People put a lot of stock in data. Data is essentially information. It often becomes the basis for an assumption. When we think of data,…Keep reading
Can AI Commit a Crime? A Look at Intent
In criminal law, the mens rea is the criminal intent. It is a mindset – most crimes require both an act and a mindset. Often…Keep reading
Anti-Resilience: What Happened to Normal?
Diagnosis is a tricky word. Doctors diagnose some scientific truths: for example, a finding of a tumor and the accompanying pathology report describing cellular activity…Keep reading
The Social Determinants of Health: Finding Causation in a Sea of Correlation
The social determinants of health by Marmot and Wilkinson are a list of social circumstances that impede or positively influence good health. Pointing out barriers…Keep reading
Let the Chips Fall: Bioethics Should Support Civil Justice
Bioethics concerns justice, fairness, and the social determinants of health. One example of an area in which bioethics can contribute to promoting justice is in…Keep reading
Blockchain and Health: Will Healthcare NFTs be the Next Bored Ape?
I don’t think so, but I do wonder whether the coins or tokens that yield healthcare access or access to items and services conducive to…Keep reading
A Supply Chain of Trust
One strategy for improving public trust in science, the COVID-19 vaccine and possibly future COVID-19 vaccines or vaccines for emerging virus should be improving trustworthiness…Keep reading
Prerequisites for Earning Public Trust: A Logical Approach for Food and Vaccination
A waiter at a restaurant tightly stuffs a large tea bag with loose tea and securely knots the bag, which is then placed in a…Keep reading
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