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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

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

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

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

The Ethics of Drug Shortages

March 26, 2018

(by guest blogger Rachel Wolthoff) Your hospital has a critical shortage of amino acids to use in I.V. nutrition solutions. As a pharmacist, you face a tough choice: use the remaining amino acids to compound a parenteral nutrition solution for a young adult with cancer, or for three premature babies... View Article

The Pro-Life Outlook for 2018

January 3, 2018

2017 has been a good year for pro-life advocacy. I am grateful that the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, which the Center for Bioethics endorsed, passed in both the Ohio House and Senate. I personally had the privilege of testifying before committees in both chambers in support of this legislation. On... View Article

The Ethics of Orphans

November 9, 2017

(By guest blogger Kristin Wynalda, 2010 Cedarville alumna) “Oh, so you’re out to save the embryos.” That’s the first reaction when some people hear that I’m a bioethicist. And it’s true, I’m passionate about protecting pre-born kids from having their lives ended prematurely. But I’m committed to saving all children.... View Article

Recent Debate on the Opioid Crisis

November 3, 2017

How should we combat the huge recent rise in opioid abuse? What should our emphasis be? Two Cedarville University faculty members went head-to-head last Monday evening in a public debate, attended by over 100 undergrad and graduate students. Dr. Marty Eng (Assoc. Prof. of Pharmacy Practice) argued we should emphasize... View Article