Policy

Medical Ethics Summer School

August 9, 2011

It has been a couple months since the end of the spring quarter, and the with it the end of many of the Medical Center’s weekly lecture series. But a recent batch of videos posted to the website of the MacLean Center for Medical Ethics brought [Read more]

Cancer Treatment Dollars and Sense

July 18, 2011

In a typical clinical trial, the results are reported in purely medical or biological terms. Did the patients in the treatment group live longer than those in the control group? Did the drug shrink the tumor or reduce symptoms? Were clinical [Read more]

Bringing Work Home from the Hospital

June 14, 2011

More and more Americans are working at least a portion of their jobs from home, facilitated by technological advances and encouraged by soaring gas prices. Even physicians, enabled by the spread of electronic health records (EHR), are increasingly [Read more]

The Leaky Pipeline of Women in Science

June 8, 2011

By Meghan Sullivan That there even was a luncheon at Crerar library last week to welcome Nancy Hopkins was a sign of progress. Speaking of a committee formed at MIT in 1995 to explore gender discrimination among tenured faculty, she commented that [Read more]

The Global Health Gap: Why Fight It?

June 2, 2011

The final question of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics seminar series on health disparities was a seemingly obvious query that had gone unasked and unanswered the entire year: who is responsible for fixing the problem? For the [Read more]