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Bioethics and Brittany Maynard (32)

December 19, 2014

Dr. Mark Pinkerton, professor of pharmacy practice at Cedarville University, discusses the recent passing of Brittany Maynard. He has a unique perspective as both a physician and a father to a young woman with a similar terminal illness. (Note that the title of this podcast has changed from the former... View Article

The Ethics of Ebola (31)

November 18, 2014

My colleague, epidemiologist and public health expert Dr. Ginger Cameron, joins me to discuss the ethics of the current Ebola crisis. We ask some important questions: What’s going on in West Africa? Why is the outbreak so severe? Was it ethical to treat western missionaries with experimental drugs? What about... View Article

Slippery Slope: Euthanasia in Belgium (30)

September 20, 2014

Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002, amid reassurances that the practice would be used only under desperate circumstances. In the U.S., where euthanasia is illegal, many feared a “slippery slope” similar to the Netherlands. In this podcast, my special guest is Dr. Douglas Anderson, Professor of Pharmacy Practice. We comment on... View Article

Keeping the Dream Alive (29)

January 31, 2014

In his recent Chapel address on Martin Luther King Day, criminal justice professor Patrick Oliver gave a powerful exposition on God, government, and freedom. Borrowing from such diverse sources as the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the writings of Abraham Lincoln, and the words of Dr. Martin Luther King,... View Article

Training in Bioethics: A New Resource (28)

May 16, 2013

Are you a health professional (doctor, nurse, pharmacist)? Are you a student preparing for one of these professions? Perhaps you are a pastor, counselor, or church outreach volunteer. Perhaps you are a social worker or hospital chaplain. You may work in pro-life advocacy, or in a women’s center. If you... View Article

The Ethics of Obamacare: A Post-Election Perspective (27)

December 18, 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) is now a reality. And after the election of Barack Obama to a second term, it is clear that “Obamacare” is going to remain with us. The national debate over health care reform has been one of the most divisive issues... View Article

Should Doctors Help You to Die? (26)

October 12, 2012

A ballot initiative in Massachusetts may make physician-assisted suicide legal in that state. If approved, Massachusetts would join Washington and Oregon (and by a state Supreme Court ruling, Wisconsin) in allowing terminal patients to choose an early death by a doctor’s prescription. Our guest is Dr. Chuck Dolph, Professor of... View Article

Research and Ethics on the Mission Field (25)

January 19, 2012

Can medical missionaries engage in clinical research? Are there potential conflicts of interest between the goal of reaching nationals for Christ and engaging in medical research studies? We talk with Dr. Don Thompson, Director of the Global Health Outreach, the medical missions arm of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Abortion and the Supreme Court (24)

May 20, 2011

We discuss the history of abortion-related legislation and how it has been handled by the U.S. Supreme Court. Our podcast this time is an interview with Dr. Mark Smith, Associate Professor of Political Studies at Cedarville University, and director of the University’s Center for Political Studies.

The Embryonic Miracle of Christmas (23)

December 9, 2010

Does Scripture teach the value of human life in the womb? If so, how far back does this extend? Can we “prove” the idea that human beings are valuable and protectable at the earliest stage, namely an embryo? Center for Bioethics director Dr. Dennis Sullivan digs deeply into Luke Chapter... View Article