Bioethics

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Ethics and the Catholic Way

Learn about Catholic ethics and how they relate to the dignity of the human person, the natural law, the virtues, the social teachings, and the pluralistic world. Ethics is the study of moral principles and how they guide our actions and decisions. Ethics is not only a matter of personal preference or opinion, but also […]

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Exploring the Role of Social Controls in the Medical Profession

I was recently doing some research on the topic of social controls and the medical profession. The complex interplay between these two concepts posed many ethical questions. In this blog post, I will put forwards some different types of medical social control, how medicalization can be a form of social control and the ethical implications

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CRISPR: The Cutting-Edge Technology that Could Change the World

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a revolutionary genome editing technology that has the potential to change the world. This powerful tool allows researchers to make precise changes to DNA sequences, opening up new possibilities for curing genetic diseases, enhancing health and longevity, and creating new possibilities for human enhancement. However, the use

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Addressing Ethical Challenges in Implementing Machine Learning in Healthcare

Machine learning has the potential to revolutionize healthcare by improving diagnosis, treatment, and patient outcomes. However, the implementation of machine learning in healthcare also raises a number of ethical challenges that must be addressed to ensure that these technologies are used responsibly and for the benefit of all. In this article, we will explore these

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AI in Healthcare: Ethical Considerations and Challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the field of healthcare, offering new possibilities for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. AI systems can assist healthcare professionals in making decisions, improving efficiency, and reducing errors. AI can also empower patients to manage their own health and well-being, through personalized and interactive applications. However, the use of AI

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Dismissing a Patient from a Practice: Ethical Dilemmas for Physicians and Health Care Providers

Physicians and health care providers face many ethical challenges in their practice. One of them is the ethical dilemma of dismissing a patient from a practice. Dismissing a patient means terminating the patient-physician relationship, which can have serious consequences for both parties. For example, dismissing a patient may affect their access to care, continuity of

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How Ethics Consultation Can Help You in Health Care Settings

Health care professionals often encounter ethical issues or dilemmas in their daily work, especially in complex and uncertain situations. Sometimes a patient’s desires differ from their family’s, or a clinician’s assessment. Well-meaning people can have different views on the right thing to do, or even what the best care plan is for the patient.  These

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How Do Clinical Ethicists Add Value to Clinicians?

Navigating the complexities of patient care can be a daunting task for healthcare providers. Between the myriad of treatment options and variety of patient preferences, it’s no wonder that clinicians may find themselves unsure of the best course of action. Fortunately, clinical ethicists specialize in providing guidance through these difficult situations. The following will depict

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