Healthcare

Health Research for Developing Countries: Reason and Emotion in Bioethics

 

Editor's Note: Parallel Paper Presentation from CBHD's 2009 Annual Conference, Global Bioethics: Emerging Challenges Facing Human Dignity

 

Podcast Episode: 
131

The Global Outcomes Movement: Is it Compatible with Medicine?

We will look at these two characteristics, the claim to objectivity and the scientistic turn, by examining competency-based medical education in some detail. The effects of this now-mandated system on the medical profession will be discussed.

Podcast Episode: 
125

Professionalism in Peril

Plenary Address from CBHD's 15th Annual Conference: Healthcare and the Common Good.

Healthcare: A Cultural Diagnosis

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Plenary Address from CBHD's 15th Annual Conference: Healthcare and the Common Good.

 

Healthcare in the United States: Strengths, Weaknesses & the Way Forward

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Plenary Address from CBHD's 15th Annual Conference: Healthcare and the Common Good.

One of the great strengths of American healthcare system is its strong private sector orientation, which facilitates ready access to all manner of services for those with stable coverage and strongly encourages on-going medical innovation by product manufacturers. The rapid advance of medical technology over the past half century has unquestionably improved the health status for millions of American citizens.

Healthcare and the Common Good

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Plenary Address from CBHD's 15th Annual Conference: Healthcare and the Common Good.

What Has Healthcare Reform Got to Do with Ice Floes? The Déjà Vu of Rationing, the Elderly, and Social Valuation

For those whose worldview picture is framed by biblical anthropology, the recent tenor of the healthcare reform debate should come as no surprise. When Americans have been forced to ration healthcare in the past—e.g., the early dialysis era, organ transplantation—social valuation explicitly and implicitly crept into decision-making.[1] Unfortunately, contemporary discussion, once again, is openly engaging the same wrong-headed direction.

Podcast Episode: 
123

勿傷害?

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Podcast Episode: 
116

Do No Harm?

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ne Christian-Hippocratic position pertaining to the essentials of ethical medical practice has been unequivocal. There should be total separation between “black and white” medicine as described through the pregnant admonition: “do no harm.” Originally, the “black” side of medicine could be summarized neatly by two activities proscribed within the body of the Hippocratic Oath itself, abortion and euthanasia (or assisted suicide). Unfortunately, as distance between the precepts of the Oath and the realities of contemporary practice diverged, the list of prohibitions arguably qualifying as harm have increased.

Podcast Episode: 
116

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