Tag: "ethics" at medical news

Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection

... States. The study was approved by human subjects ethics boards in Uganda and the United States. All participants were offered HIV counseling and testing, health education on HIV prevention, condoms and access to STD treatment, all provided at no cost. In an accompanying editorial, Myron S. Cohen and Chri...

ACP releases 5th Edition of its respected ethics manual

...iam E. Golden, MD, ACP Regent and chair of the ACP ethics and human rights committee that developed the new ... Ethics Manual examines emerging issues in medical ethics faced by doctors and their patients and revisits older issues that are still pertinent." The fifth...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...r Bioethics (JCB), a leading international medical ethics think-tank, several nanotechnology applications will help people in developing countries tackle their most urgent problems - extreme poverty and hunger, child mortality, environmental degradation and diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. The study i...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)

... emotions; and to pursue key principles of medical ethics and palliative care, including explanations of patient preferences, surrogate decision-making, and affirmation of non-abandonment. They said that the most common missed opportunity occurred when clinicians failed to listen and respond appropriately ...

Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study

Health care ethics gained the limelight during the recent battle over...Nursing, is lead author of a paper describing this ethics model, published today in the Journal of Medical Ethics. In a hub and spokes model, there is a cen...

Soliciting organs over the Internet

...nds, the medical community has had to confront the ethics of the situation. Both MatchingDonors.com and the medical community at large have decided that living donors should not receive financial remuneration for their organs, but policing this has proven to be difficult, if not impossible. Leading ethici...

Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say

The biggest issue in medical ethics today is the growing occurrence of conflict betwee...int Centre for Bioethics, an international medical ethics think tank, to rank "the top 10 ethical challenges that Canadians may face in health care," 12 full-...

Cedars-Sinai's live donor liver transplant program receives 'unos-approved' designation

...of social workers, psychiatrists, and the hospital ethics committee. We moved very methodically and deliberately through the process and continue to be very conservative to this day."...

Recurrent miscarriage project update

...any GroPep Limited (ASX: GRO) announced today that ethics committee approval has been received to conduct a ... of its Recurrent Miscarriage project (PV903). The ethics approval is subject to a number of conditions. The study aims to characterise immune cell populatio...

Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains

...AS report called for in-depth consideration of the ethics of implantation of human stem cells into the brains of non-human primates. The panel's work was part of the Program for Cell Engineering, Ethics and Public Policy of the Berman Bioethics Institute and the Institute for Cell Engineering at Johns Hopk...

OHSU studies program that converts patient wishes into medical orders

...Ethics in Health Care to conduct the research. The ethics center led the coalition that originally created of the POLST form and continues to oversee the program in Oregon. Alvin Moss, M.D., of West Virginia University, and Bernard Hammes, Ph.D., of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation and Health System in...

PLoS Medicine publishes first trial of effect of male circumcision on HIV infection

...ing it. Peter Cleaton-Jones, chair of the ethics committee that approved the trial, looks at the ethical issues surrounding the trial. Nandi Siegfried, lead author of a recent Cochrane systematic review of male circumcision and HIV, considers the trial's strengths and weaknesses....

17th annual medical ethics conference to focus on global and personal issues

...ost its 17th annual conference on clinical medical ethics and patient care on Nov. 11-12. The first day of...by more than 20 former fellows who studied medical ethics at the MacLean Center and return each year to share current projects. This session takes place Sat....

Study reveals surprising attitudes about research involving adults with Alzheimer's

...ant professor of psychiatry who specializes in the ethics of research involving people who cannot give their...rent research studies in Alzheimer's disease. "The ethics of research involving adults who cannot consent for themselves has been debated for nearly three dec...

Ethics in a pandemic

...d good infection control. An international medical ethics think-tank says that all-important public cooperat...College Health Sciences Centre. "Medical codes of ethics in various countries provide little specific guidance on how to cope with this very real dilemma. P...

Doctors pioneer new area of cruelty free product development

Amid mounting concerns about the ethics and limitations of animal use in laboratories, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) announced today that it has developed an animal serum free diagnostic test used to measure insulin levels in diabetes patients. Linco Research, In...

One million people in medical gamble

...organisations that have received approval from its ethics board. A similar encryption process is expected in...t it is researching. So, for example, if Biobank's ethics board approves, an individual's medical details might one day be used to study controversial areas o...

Guiding principles for facial transplantation unveiled

...valuation; proper institutional oversight; and the ethics of the procedure....

Conscientious objection in medicine should not be tolerated

... allowed to interfere with medical care, argues an ethics expert in this week's BMJ. A doctors' conscience has little place in the delivery of modern medical care, writes Julian Savulescu at the University of Oxford. If people are not prepared to offer legally permitted, efficient, and beneficial care to a ...

Medical research must put public interests before commercial decisions, warns pharmaceutical faculty

...ine by working to develop and maintain competence, ethics and integrity and the highest professional standards in the specialty for the benefit of the public." "Both we and the Faculty hope that the material published in IJCP will provide support and advice for physicians and other professionals working in ...

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(Date:4/23/2014)... conclusive evidence that the source of a unique rhythmic ... called the "bio-duck," is the Antarctic minke whale ( ... personnel in the 1960s who thought it sounded like ... various locations in the Southern Ocean, but its source ... 2013, an international team of researchers deployed acoustic tags ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... the likelihood of an accurate group decision increases with ... when a collective faces a variety of factors ... University researchers report that smaller groups actually tend to ... excessively focused on only certain pieces of information. , ... known about collective intelligence, or the "wisdom of crowds," ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... The shale gas boom has transformed the energy ... locations, it could cause conflict among the energy ... resources, say researchers. They add that degraded water ... adequate safeguards. The feature article appears in the ... , Meagan S. Mauter and colleagues point out ...
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