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Clinical Ethics Dilemmas: Experiencing Differences Between European and American End-of-Life Care

An American mother no longer wishes to care for her handicapped child. Should the American system allow a European-trained physician to address euthanasia for the purpose of organ donation?

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Bioethics in Transition: Framing the Discussion

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It was my privilege this year to frame the discussion that we embarked upon at our 2014 annual summer conference. On an annual basis we put together a proposal for future conference themes. That process though begins much earlier through the Center’s ongoing work in trend analysis. A multitude of considerations are brought to bear as we identify the particular strategic theme for any given conference and event. Our executive director Paige Cunningham has described the trend analysis component of our work as a sort of sentry in the watchtower, alert to changes in the various winds of bioethical inquiry.

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The Ethics of Emergency Consent Research

So for those who haven’t heard me speak before my name is Christine Toevs. I am a trauma surgeon and with all that comes with being a trauma surgeon including the ability to speak loudly. I also have a particular interest in end-of-life issues and went and got a master’s in bioethics and I also have board certification in hospice and palliative medicine. As my husband says I’m a little overqualified and I’ve started talking about maybe getting an MBA if for no other reason than to poke him. He’s like, “Really, another degree?” and I’m like, “Well, you know, you kinda get board after a while. I need a little something to do.

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New Ethical Challenges in Triage

Abstract: Ethicists must now consider the difficult issues of a groundbreaking third type of triage in civilian Mass Casualty Events (MCEs), in addition to intake and reverse triage. Catastrophic events such as Hurricane Katrina make it clear that some patients who require life support following an MCE may not receive it, merely for lack of available resources. These patients are likely to die. The resource gap may nevertheless contract if we apply existing trends in healthcare to MCE planning.

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Moral Agency in Balance: The Physician-Patient Relationship

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This episode features an article written by Dr. Susan Haack in which she explores the dynamics of the physician-patient relationship as she seeks to understand the continuum of possibilities between overt physician paternalism and unbridled patient autonomy. 

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179

Plagues, Parables, and Pundits

Editor's Note:  The following episode was originally published on Intersections, a forum for the discussion of Christian life, medicine, and technology. You can read it here.

 
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Thinking Theologically About Bioethics

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Can bioethics be Christian? In the following commentary, we try to offer one perspective on how aspects of Christian theology can inform bioethics. We do not try to engage any one specific bioethical issue from a Christian perspective. Nor do we try to offer any new, groundbreaking way of thinking about bioethics from a theological perspective. Much more modestly, we seek to prime the pump by offering six loosely related points of entry into how to think about bioethics from a distinctively Christian perspective. 

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183

An Interview With Wilson Jeremiah

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In this episode, the Executive Director of CBHD, Matthew Eppinette, PhD, interviews the newest Robert D. Orr Fellow, Wilson Jeremiah, ThM.

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Opportunity in the Midst of Pandemic

We are living in extraordinary times. For most of the world, the global COVID-19 pandemic is at the forefront of people’s minds. The accompanying uncertainty has been almost palpable, and people are craving every bit of information that they can get their hands on.

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185

Disaster Bioethics

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 2012 issue of Dignitas, the Center’s quarterly publication. Subscriptions to Dignitas are available to CBHD Members.

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Why Humanness is the Key to Bioethics

The following podcast was originally recorded at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity 25th annual conference, Bioethics & Being Human. In this opening session of the conference, Dennis P.

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Advent Hope for a MedTech World

Amidst the bustle of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday, and holiday parties, we may forget it is also the season of Advent.

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Moral Injury in the Time of Covid

This podcast episode features a session from our 2020 conference, Bioethics in Real Life: Lessons We're Learning from Covid-19. In it, Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon addresses moral injury in the time of Covid-19.

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Prenatal Diagnosis: An Overview of Testing Methods, Their Accuracy, Availability, and Use

David Prentice, PhD, of the Family Research Council, on "Prenatal Diagnosis: An Overview of Testing Methods, Their Accuracy, Availability, and Use" at the Managing an Unexpected Prenatal Diagnosis: Critical Considerations for Counselors, Clinicians, and Friends Conference (July 18, 2013) held at Trinity I

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When Hippocrates Met Kurzweil: Questions for Human Dignity in the 21st Century

The following lecture by Nigel M. de S. Cameron, PhD, MBA was originally presented at 2015 Summer conference Science, Research, and the Limits of Bioethics.

 
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The Importance of Theological Grounding

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In this episode of the podcast, Bryan Just, CBHD's Event & Executive Services Manager, addresses a crucial and much-needed skill to manage today's MedTech world. Bryan's article comes to us from our Intersections forum which is located on our website, Everydaybioethics.com.

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Biblical and Theological 'Givens' for Responsible Christian Thinking About Death

The following lecture by D. A. Carson, Ph.D. was originally presented at CBHD's 26th Annual Conference Taking Care: Perspectives for the End of Life. All conference sessions are available for purchase here:

cbhd.org/content/2019-taking-care-perspectives-end-life-conference-audio

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Breathtaking Decisions: Ethics at the End of Life

The following lecture by Robert D. Orr, MD, was originally presented at Cutting Edge Bioethics: Human Life on the Line in 2005. All sessions from this conference are available to CBHD members here: cbhd.org/premium-content/2005-cutting-edge-bioethics-dallas-tx-archive 

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