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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

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

Ethics and Transgender Children (39)

February 8, 2016

Dr. Michelle Cretella is a pediatrician, and President of the American College of Pediatricians. ACP is a national organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of children. Our conversation in this interview deals with the controversial topic of transgender children, and how to address... View Article

Center Launches New Academic Journal

April 22, 2015

The Center for Bioethics is launching a new peer-reviewed academic journal, entitled Bioethics in Faith and Practice. We are excited about this new venture, which will help healthcare professionals and academics with a faith perspective to articulate their values in the pluralistic arena of medical practice. Why a new online... View Article

Remembering Spring in the Midst of Winter

March 9, 2015

Photo Courtesy  of Wikimedia Commons by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla Just days ago, much of the nation was facing wind chill advisories and subzero temperatures.  But walking around my neighborhood yesterday, I heard the sounds of rushing water as the snow melted, the song of birds, and the honking of geese.  The... View Article

Center for Bioethics Launches New Academic Journal

February 16, 2015

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The Center for Bioethics is launching a new peer-reviewed academic journal entitled Bioethics in Faith and Practice: Exploring the Moral Dimension in Healthcare.  From the journal website:   Bioethics in Faith and Practice is a new peer-reviewed professional journal, through the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville... View Article

Is Gene Therapy Playing God?

February 9, 2015

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons   by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla It was near the end of the class period, and I was trying to explain the difference between regulating gene expression–how genes get turned on and off– and replacing genes.  “It is possible to modify gene regulation biochemically, using a... View Article

Asking the wrong question?

February 2, 2015

  (by guest blogger: Erica Graham) How do we, as a society, decide when someone is mature enough to make their own healthcare decisions?  Recently, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that 17 year old Cassandra C. must undergo chemotherapy to treat her Hodgkin’s lymphoma, even though she does not wish... View Article

Affirming Life Amid Chronic Pain

January 12, 2015

  (by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla) Roughly 100 million Americans deal with chronic pain. The statistics belie an enormous economic and personal cost. Studies indicate that chronic pain remains undertreated, and in many cases, its causes are poorly understood. There are plenty of resources online designed for chronic pain patients, their... View Article

Death Panels Redux?

September 30, 2014

A recent report by the Institute of Medicine is entitled: Dying in America. Among other things, it documents how poorly Americans understand their options at the end of life. The IoM recommends that doctors get paid for having end-of-life discussions with their patients. This idea was unpopular back in 2009,... View Article