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Privacy in Genomic Databases
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2015-02-13)
In this talk, Dr. Joel Kupersmith engages the tension between the benefits of increased access to genomic databases and the costs of individual patient privacy. Dr. Joel Kupersmith is head of the Office of Research and ...
Counseling Drug Manufacturers at the Intersection of Law and Bioethics: Selected Topics from Private Practice
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2015-01-23)
In this talk, John Gould and Mahnu Davar discuss the ethical implications of various laws pertaining to the pharmaceutical law, specifically with regard to the anti-kickback statute, marketing regulations, and informed ...
The Baby Lottery: A Challenge to the Right to Parent Our Own Children
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2015-01-30)
In this talk, Jake Earl explores the ethical dimensions of the baby lottery, a proposed system for distributing parental rights and responsibilities. Jake Earl is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at Georgetown University.
Nursing, Environmental Justice, and Public Health
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2014-11-07)
In this talk, Dr. Laura Anderko examines ethical issues at the intersection of public health and environmental justice. Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of ...
Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2015-02-27)
In this talk, Gauri Raheja and Kenny Boyd describe their work with the Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) to partner with hospitals in order to maximize organ donation opportunities, recognizing the moral ...
Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2014-09-26)
In this talk, Dr. Kathleen Anderson speaks about ethical issues in palliative care: the range of interdisciplinary supportive care given to patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer and other chronic conditions. Dr. ...
Organ Donation: The Last Gift of Life - Ethical and Religious Dimensions
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2014-10-31)
In this talk, Dr. Abigail Rian Evans discusses some ethical issues around organ donation in this extra-creepy Halloween installment of Big Ideas in Bioethics. Dr. Evans is senior scholar-in-residence at Georgetown's ...
The Forced Marriage of Minors: Do Health Care Providers have Duties to Intervene?
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2015-01-16)
In this talk, Dr. Loretta Kopelman considers the role of healthcare providers in addressing the forced marriage of minors in the United States. Dr. Loretta Kopelman is an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown ...
Whole-Genome Sequencing: Ethical Issues and Medically-Important Incidental Findings
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2014-11-21)
In this talk, Shawneequa Callier weighs the ethical and legal responsibilities for researchers in relaying unanticipated incidental findings from whole genome sequencing to trial participants. Shawneequa Callier is an ...
What is an IRB, anyway? How Institutional Review Boards Work to Keep Research Ethical at Georgetown
(Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2015-02-20)
In this talk, Kristen Katopol explains the role of Institutional Review Boards in ensuring that research conducted is ethical and protects human subjects. Kristen Katopol is the Director of the Human Subject Protection ...