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a resource of the Bioethics Institute of Loyola Marymount University

THE BIOETHICS HUB

AT THE BIOETHICS INSTITUTE

The Bioethics Hub is a resource for healthcare providers, bioethicists, scholars, and students in Southern California and beyond. There are academic articles, interviews with bioethicists, links to ethics-related news items, and local bioethics events.

This site is managed by the Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University.

 
 
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A Conversation about the President's Council on Bioethics

November 14, 2022 (LMU)

Dr. Joseph Raho talked with students about his time working for the President's Council on Bioethics from 2006-2009. Dr. Raho discussed his journey to Bioethics coming out of his undergraduate studies and how his work at the President's Council influenced his career. The conversation concluded with a Q&A, and Dr. Raho gave advice to students on the importance of networking and taking advantage of opportunities in life.

To access the recording, click here.

Law and Bioethics: A Breakdown of Capital Punishment

November 8, 2022 (LMU)

Second year Master's student and former Big Brother contestant Hannah Chaddha led a discussion on the law and ethics of capital punishment. Hannah interviewed fellow Big Brother 23 contestant and winner Xavier Prather, as well as Big Brother 24 contestant Joseph Abdin. Both Xavier and Joseph are practicing attorneys and offered insight into the legality of capital punishment.

For more information and to access the recording, click here.

Fall 2022 Bioethics Graduate Student Symposium

November 4, 2022 (LMU)

The Graduate Symposium allows second-year graduate students an opportunity to discuss their work in a collegial atmosphere. Three graduate students presented their work on Friday November 4.

To read the graduate students' works, click here.

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SPOTLIGHT

This section features interviews with and narratives of Southern California bioethicists as well as students and faculty of the LMU Bioethics Institute. 

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NATIONAL AND GLOBAL BIOETHICS NEWS, SCHOLARSHIP, AND ISSUES 

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The Observatory  is a monthly collection of special reports and news based on the latest biomedical and biotechnological research findings from the top medical and scientific journals.

BIOETHICS IN ACADEMIC LITERATURE

The Johns Hopkins weekly roundup is a compilation of bioethical research in global academic literature.

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L.A. County facing a full-blown coronavirus surge as cases spike 75%, deaths rise

December 06, 2022

(Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County appears in the midst of another full-blown coronavirus surge, with cases rising by 75% over the last week.

The spike — which partially captures but likely does not fully reflect exposures over the Thanksgiving holiday — is prompting increasingly urgent calls for residents to get up to date on their vaccines and consider taking other preventative steps to stymie viral transmission and severe illness.

Read the article here

How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle

November 28, 2022

(The New Yorker)

It began as a visionary notion—that patients could die with dignity at home. Now it’s a twenty-two-billion-dollar industry plagued by exploitation.

Half of all Americans now die in hospice care. Easy money and a lack of regulation transformed a crusade to provide death with dignity into an industry rife with fraud and exploitation.

Read the article here

$3.5 million per treatment: FDA approves the most expensive drug in the world, for blood disorder hemophilia

December 06, 2022

(Genetic Literacy Project)

The US Food and Drug Administration on [November 22] approved Hemgenix, a new drug to treat hemophilia. Manufacturer CSL Behring set the price at $3.5 million per treatment, making it the most expensive drug in the world.

Hemgenix is a gene therapy to treat adults with hemophilia B, a genetic bleeding disorder in which people do not produce a protein needed to create blood clots. About 1 in 40,000 people have the disease, most of whom are men.

Read the article here

 

CALENDAR

Below you will find bioethics events and opportunities. 

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