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Bioethics Education International Summer School 2023 Online
Wars, Pandemics & Bioethics @ Online Jul 24 – Jul 29 all-day Bioethics Education International (BEI) invites participants (students and professionals) across the globe to attend the summer school to be held from July 24 to 29, [...]
How can organizations prepare for generative AI?
How can different organizations and individuals implement AI effectively and properly appreciate its risk? This article examines how businesses can ensure the ethical deployment of generative AI. Read more here!
Russian attack on Ukrainian clinic kills two and wounds 30, Kyiv says
KYIV, May 26 (Reuters) - A Russian missile hit a clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Friday, killing two people and wounding 30 in an attack that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called a [...]
“Animal Liberation Now!” – Peter Singer – Sentientism
Peter Singer is often referred to as the “world’s most influential living philosopher.” He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He specialises in applied ethics, approaching the subject from a [...]
Medical Interpretation in the U.S. is Inadequate and Harming Patients
Over the past few decades, many major cities in the United States have become more diverse and gained more residents with limited English proficiency. Health care systems have attempted to accommodate these residents, but their medical interpreter [...]
Brain implants help paralysed man to walk again
A paralyzed man has been able to walk simply by thinking about it thanks to electronic brain implants, a medical first he says has changed his life. Read more here!
Canadian prisoners are choosing euthanasia but the public is none the wiser
Canada is the only country which regards euthanasia for people incarcerated in prisons as a human right. Nine prisoners have received euthanasia in the seven years since legalisation – more than any other country. But [...]
Covid-resistant bats could be key to fighting the next pandemic
The only mammals that fly are not affected by coronaviruses. Scientists are trying to work out why. Read more here!
Making an Advance Research Directive: An Interview Study with Adults Aged 55 and Older with Interests in Dementia Research
Many people with dementia are interested in taking part in research, including when they no longer have capacity to provide informed consent. Advance research directives (ARD) enable people to document their wishes about research participation [...]
What Remains of the Constitutional Right to Refuse Treatment?
The Supreme Court’s 1990 decision in Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, recognized an individual constitutional right to decline life-sustaining medical treatment. The Court reinforced that right a few years later. But last year’s [...]
Sudan crisis: Hospitals damaged and overwhelmed
The ongoing fighting in Sudan has already destroyed numerous medical facilities and forced many doctors and other health care workers to flee. Those who can bear to remain have been overwhelmed with patients. Read more [...]
Thousands of foreign-trained nurses can now practise in Canada as provinces change licensing rules
Several provinces in Canada are passing regulations to change licensing rules which will allow thousands of foreign-trained nurses to practice in their provinces. For more information click here!
China Could Permit IVF for Single Women
China is considering granting single women access to in-viro fertilization methodology as a means to slow country aging, For more information, click here!
Ukraine Could Ban International Surrogacy
The Ukrainian parliament has proposed a ban on surrogacy for foreigners to mitigate harms to Ukrainian women. Click here to read more!
Bioethics Education Summer School Online, July 24 – 29 2023
Bioethics Education International (BEI) invites participants, students, and professionals across the globe to attend the Online Summer School to be held on July 24 -29, 2023. CURRICULUM The summer program includes a series of lectures and [...]
NATO Should Start Preparing Troops For a Nuclear Battlefield
Our own history can help prepare for the physical and psychological effects should Russia use tactical nukes in the next conflict. Read more here!
Ukraine’s health system ‘devastated’ by Russia’s invasion
Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., described the damage to the country’s health system and asked leaders for their support. Read more here!
ChatGPT Will See You Now: Doctors Using AI to Answer Patient Questions
Pilot program aims to see if AI will cut time that medical staff spend replying to online inquiries. Read more here!
Are repeat COVID infections dangerous? What the science says
Researchers disagree over how bad it is to be reinfected, and whether COVID-19 can cause lasting changes to the immune system. Read the full article here!
In Oklahoma, a woman was told to wait until she’s ‘crashing’ for abortion care
The molar pregnancy Jaci Statton had would never become a baby. It was cancerous, though. At the last hospital in Oklahoma she went to during her ordeal last month, Statton says staff told her and her husband that [...]
China’s revised regulation on human genome editing: the good news and the bad news
Remember the scandalous revelation of the world’s first births of genome-modified twins (Lulu and Nana) by Dr He Jiankui in 2018? Recently, China revised its regulation on human genome editing. While this is undoubtedly a positive [...]
Will AI be useful for bioethics?
Will ChatGPT become a bioethical tool? Possibly, but not at the moment. A forum in The Hastings Center focused on this issue. Jon F. Merz, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania, asked ChatGPT about [...]
News Abortion: UN is urged to intervene in “human rights crisis” in US after ending of rights
Five international charities have called on the United Nations to act over what they have described as the “human rights crisis” in the United States in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2022 abortion ruling [...]
Doomsday to Utopia: Meet AI’s Rival Factions
Inside Silicon Valley’s AI sector, fierce divisions are growing over the impact of a new wave of artificial intelligence: While some argue it’s imperative to race ahead, others say the technology presents an existential risk. [...]
STDs Continue to Climb in the US
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are surging in the United States, with notable increases seen in case counts of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Overall, STIs grew by 7% in 2021, reaching 2.5 million cases, according to [...]