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Rights of Conscience in Healthcare

May 8, 2019

Cedarville University’s Center for Bioethics is partnering with the Northern Plains Ethics Institute and the International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health (IAMEPH) in a major academic ethics conference this coming June 6-8, 2019, entitled, Clinical Ethics and Conscience Rights. Keynote speaker will be Princeton political philosopher Dr. Robert George, a well-known advocate of conscience... View Article

Should Doctors Accept Gifts?

March 25, 2019

(by guest blogger Christina Capo) What if your doctor could legally accept bribes? Giving gifts to doctors by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers is a long-standing practice. One of the first attempts at regulation was by the American Medical Association (AMA) in the 1990s. The AMA guidelines influenced companies to... View Article

A Sad and Evil Day

January 29, 2019

On Tuesday of last week, in a single, breathtaking move, the liberal-dominated legislature of the state of New York passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). Symbolically, the occasion was the 46th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, establishing a woman’s legal right to abortion in the U.S.... View Article

New Conference on Healthcare Conscience Rights

December 19, 2018

Cedarville University’s Center for Bioethics is partnering with the Northern Plains Ethics Institute and the International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health (IAMEPH) in a major academic ethics conference this coming June 6-8, 2019, entitled, Clinical Ethics and Conscience Rights. Keynote speaker will be Princeton political philosopher Dr. Robert George, a well-known advocate of conscience... View Article

Gene-Edited Babies: Immoral, Illegal, and Dangerous

November 27, 2018

A “bright line” in ethics has been crossed, and the world is just beginning to recognize its serious implications. Amid international outrage, a Chinese scientist just announced that he genetically modified the genes in the embryos of seven couples. As a result, one couple has just given birth to twins, genetically-modified to make... View Article

Ethics and Genetic Privacy

October 23, 2018

By guest blogger Breanna Beers There’s a saying in the technology industry: “If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.” With the rise of big data, companies like Google and Amazon know more about you than some of your friends do. Of course, it’s all “anonymized” —... View Article

Call for Papers: Bioethics in Faith and Practice

October 12, 2018

Bioethics in Faith and Practice is a peer-reviewed professional journal, published online, and supported by the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University. The focus of the journal is health care ethics, but may also include articles of a more theoretical nature. Students, academic faculty, and healthcare professionals are all cordially... View Article

The Arizona Conscience Scandal

August 22, 2018

(by guest blogger Douglas Anderson, PharmD, and Dennis Sullivan, MD) Out of Arizona comes a tragic case where a woman who had suffered a miscarriage was denied a drug for treatment, on the basis of the “conscience rights” of a pharmacist. Nicole Arteaga was nine weeks pregnant when her pregnancy... View Article

What’s Up with the ACA?

April 2, 2018

(by guest blogger Christina Capo) In fulfillment of a campaign promise, President Trump and his administration have been dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA), little by little. Last September, they announced the closure of the health insurance exchanges. The president also cut the funding and personnel needed to enforce the... View Article