Ethics

Questions about accommodating the religious beliefs of a patient? There’s an app for that

Questions about accommodating the religious beliefs of a patient? There’s an app for that

Elsevier, the publisher of scholarly and medical journals, has produced an app for the iPhone and iPad called “Care of Muslim Patients – A Practical Guide.” It’s a reference guide to help doctors accommodate Islamic beliefs and cultural practices, such as advising patients who are fasting during Ramadan. Aasim Padela, MD, who is Director of […]

MacLean Center Prize Winner Challenges Ethics Conference to Drive Global Social Innovation

Peter Singer, MD, MPH, was awarded the second annual $50,000 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics on Saturday, and challenged this weekend’s Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference to think bigger about medical and clinical ethics. And to think globally. “Bioethics is actually, on reflection and especially clinical ethics the way it’s practiced here [at the […]

MacLean Fellows Conference to focus on ethics of organ transplant, global health and pediatric immunization

The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics will host its 24th annual conference on ethical issues this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, at the University of Chicago Law School. This year’s conference will also feature the presentation of the second annual $50,000 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics to Peter Singer, MD, MPH, senior scientist […]

Whole Genome Sequencing: Society to Reap the Benefits But Individuals to Bear the Risks

Using a person’s own genetic code to figure out what treatments might work best against a particular disease will be one of the most powerful weapons available to 21st century doctors and researchers. But such potential carries a heavy burden to protect the privacy of individuals who agree to share their most intimate information. That’s […]

LabBook August 10, 2012

Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the world wide web. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent publications by our researchers. This […]

Fairness and Efficiency: Designing a Better Kidney Allocation System

Each year approximately 11,000 people receive kidney transplants from deceased donors, but nearly 100,000 people are on the waiting list for a deceased donor kidney. This means that people with end-stage renal disease who desperately need a new kidney can spend years on dialysis, waiting for a transplant. For the past seven years, the United […]

LabBook July 20, 2012

Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the world wide web. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent publications by our researchers. THE […]

A Dress Rehearsal For Brain Death

In the movies, death in the hospital is usually portrayed as a clear-cut event. A steadily beeping heart monitor changes to a high-pitched drone, the doctor sadly removes his mask, and the family begins to mourn. But in reality, judging when life has truly ended is often a complex and nuanced task. With ventilators, heart […]

When Doctors Don’t Take a Sick Day

Yes, doctors do get sick. Even the most resilient immune systems occasionally succumb to a pesky cold or even flu. Yet, sick days are rare for most docs. An unwavering work ethic is a hallmark of many health professionals. But a new survey finds that when a doctor is sick, staunch dedication can have unintended […]

LabBook June 8, 2012

Welcome to LabBook, our new weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the world wide web. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent publications by our researchers. […]

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