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THE BIOETHICS HUB

a resource of the Bioethics Institute of Loyola Marymount University

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.

 
 

Brain-Computer

Interface

April 16, 2021 

Technological advancements have brought us the possibility of merging the brain with the virtual world. As new ethical dilemmas arise, we must assess the possibilities and consequences we may face on societal and individual grounds. Flavius Rusu, a first-year Graduate Student at Loyola Marymount University approaches the topic of brain-computer interface and its potential benefits and risks.

Click here to view webpage.

Alumni Spotlight Update:

Jared Howes

April 6, 2021 

Jared Howes graduated with an M.A. in Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University in 2019. He is currently a doctoral student at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law at KU Leuven in Belgium. His research focuses on the ethics of electronic tracking devices in dementia care. 

Click here to read further about Jared's travels, academic goals, and thoughts regarding post-LMU life. 

Medical Apartheid Goes Viral: African Americans, Historical Bioethics and the Coronavirus

March 15, 2021 (LMU)

Featuring Dr. Harriet Washington, Award-winning Author & Ethicist  After portraying the historical roots of racial mistreatment in the US medical-research arena, Dr. Washington will discuss contemporary challenges to ethical healthcare, including the dissemination of vaccines and the elision of informed consent through the lens of the coronavirus-19 pandemic. 

Read more 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 

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
OF VALENCIA

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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‘I’m still feeling that we’re failing’: Exasperated WHO leader speaks out about vaccine inequity

June 18, 2021

(Science)

Few have spoken out as forcefully against the global disparity in COVID-19 vaccine distribution as Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). Tedros, as he prefers to be called, has labeled the inequity “vaccine apartheid” and a “catastrophic moral failure” that has led to a “two-track pandemic.”

Read the article here

What happens now that emergency orders are lifting

June 17, 2021

(Axios)

Soon, more than half the states will have ended their formal emergency declarations for the pandemic — which could have ripple effects across the economy.

Read the article here

University Vaccine Mandates Violate Medical Ethics

June 14, 2021

(WSJ)

Some 450 U.S. colleges and universities—including our institutions—have announced policies mandating that all students be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before the fall semester, with some requiring vaccination now for the summer term. Schools have for decades required vaccination against infectious diseases, but these mandates are unprecedented—and unethical. Never before have colleges insisted that students or employees receive an experimental vaccine as a condition of attendance or employment.

Read the article here

 

CALENDAR

Below you will find bioethics events and opportunities. 

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