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May 11, 2010

New Issue of Trends in Genetics is Now Available

Trends in Genetics (Volume 26, Issue 5, May 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Personal Genome Research: What Should the Participant Be Told?” by Amy L. McGuire and James R. Lupski, 199.

New Issue of Think is Now Available

Think (Volume 9, Issue 24, Spring 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Must You Really Have Your Head Examined? – Neuroimaging and Its Place in Modern-Day Psychiatry” by Johnathan Sunley, 73-84.

New Issue of International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care is Now Available

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (Volume 26, Issue 02, April 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Human Papillomavirus Transmission and Cost-effectiveness of Introducing Quadrivalent HPV Vaccination in Denmark” by Jens Olsen and Martin Rudbeck Jepsen, 183-191.
  • “Does the Public think It Is Reasonable to Wait for More Evidence Before Funding Innovative Health Technologies? The Case of PET Scanning in Ontario” by Roger Chafe, Farhan Merali, Andreas Laupacis, Wendy Levinson, and Doug Martin; 192-197.
  • “Dear Policy Maker: Have You Made Up Your Mind? A Discrete Choice Experiment Among Policy Makers and Other Health Care Professionals” by Marc A. Koopmanschap, Elly A. Stolk, and Xander Koolman; 198-204.

May 4, 2010

Announcement: The Edmund Pellegrino Fellowship

The Edmund Pellegrino Fellowship

This is a unique opportunity to study bioethics with Dr. Edmund Pellegrino
at the Georgetown University Center for Clinical Bioethics. A Pellegrino Fellow will be named
annually for a one-month residential fellowship.

Deadline: June 1st annually

Eligible applicants include health care professionals and students in doctoral or post-doctoral health care programs.

For more information, visit http://clinicalbioethics.georgetown.edu/42558.html

New Issue of Journal of the American Medical Association is Now Available

JAMA (Vol. 303; No. 14; April 14, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “The Next Frontier for Stem Cell Transplantation: Finding a Donor for All” by Lucy A. Godley and Koen van Besien, 1421-1422.

New Issue of Stem Cells is Now Available

Stem Cells (Volume 28, Issue 4, April 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Law, Ethics, Religion, and Clinical Translation in the 21st Century – A Discussion with Pete Coffey” by Majlinda Lako, Alan Trounson, and Susan Daher; 636-638.

New Issue of Ethical Theory and Moral Practice is Now Available

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (Volume 13, Number 2, April 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “A Royal Road to Consequentialism?” by Martin Peterson, 153-169.
  • “Health Care, Capabilities, and AI Assistive Technologies” by Mark Coeckelbergh, 181-190.
  • “A New Instrumental Theory of Rights” by James Sherman, 215-228.

April 27, 2010

New Issue of The New England Journal of Medicine is Now Available

The New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 362; Number 14; April 8, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Cost Consciousness in Patient Care – What is Medical Education’s Responsibility” by M. Cooke, 1253-1255.

New Issue of The American Journal of Bioethics is Now Available

The American Journal of Bioethics (Volume 10, Issue 4, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “To Soon to Give Up: Re-examining the Value of Advance Directives” by Benjamin H. Levi and Michael J. Green, 3-22.
  • “What If Patient with Dementia Use Decision Aids to Make an Advance Euthanasia Request?” by Chris Gastmans and Yvonne Denier, 25-26.
  • “Mind the Child: Using Interactive Technology to Improve Child Involvement in Decision Making About Life-Limiting Illness” by Raymond C. Barfield, Debra Brandon, Julie Thompson, Nichol Harris, Michael Schmidt, and Sharron Docherty; 28-30.
  • “What About Process? Limitations in Advance Directives, Care Planning, and Noncapacitated Decision Making” by Jeffrey T. Berger, 33-34.
  • “Standing By Our Principles: Meaningful Guidance, Moral Foundations, and Multi-Principle Methodology in Medical Scarcity” by Govind C. Persad, Alan Wertheimer, and Ezekiel J. Emanuel; 46-48.
  • “Balancing Relevant Criteria in Allocating Scarce Life-Saving Interventions” by Erik Nord, 56-58.

New Issue of Health Economics, Policy, and Law is Now Available

Health Economics, Policy, and Law (Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Lessons from Health Financing Reform in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union” by Joseph Kutzin, Melitta Jakab, and Cheryl Cashin; 135-147.
  • “Neo-liberal Economic Practices and Population Health: A Cross-National Analysis, 1980-2004″ by Melissa Tracy, Margaret E. Kruk, Christine Harper, and Sandro Galea; 171-199.

Announcement: Nominations for Bioethics Award

Nominations Open Now for

2010 Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for

Excellence in Bioethics

Nominations are being accepted for the Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics now through June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m. EST, at www.pahef.org/mvs.  This award, presented by the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), recognizes a scholar whose proposed research in the field of bioethics promises to produce a demonstrable output and enhance the scholar’s capacity to progress in the field.  Professors, scholars, and researchers affiliated with an institution involved in the study of bioethics are invited to nominate a scholar in bioethics residing in Latin America or the Caribbean.

April 20, 2010

New Issue of Nature Biotechnology is Now Available

Nature Biotechnology (Vol. 28, No. 4, April 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “US Pharmacies Broaden Access to Pharmacogenetic Tests” by Malorye Allison, 299-300.
  • “Stem Cells to Order” by Jennifer Rohn, 303.

New Issue of Journal of the American Medical Association is Now Available

JAMA (Vol. 303; No. 13; April 7, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “The Challenge of Multiple Comorbidity for the US Health Care System” by Anand K. Parekh and Mary B. Barton, 1303-1304.
  • “Moving Reform to the Bedside: Involvement of Individual Physicians” by Erica S. Spatz and Cary P. Gross, 1305-1306.

April 19, 2010

New Issue of Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy is Now Available

Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy (Volume 13; Number 2; May 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Clinical Essentialising: A Qualitative Study of Doctors’ Medical and Moral Practice” by Kari Milch Agledahl, Reidun Forde, and Age Wifstad; 107-113.
  • “End-of-life Ethics and Disability: Differing Perspectives on Case-Based Teaching” by Joseph Kaufert, Rhonda Wiebe, Karen Schwartz, Lisa Labine, Zana Marie Lutfiyya, and Catherine Pearse; 115-126.
  • “Informed Decision Making About Predictive DNA Tests: Arguments for More Public Visibility of Personal Deliberations About the Good Life” by Marianne Boenink and Simone van der Burg, 127-138.
  • “Making Sense of Risk. Donor Risk Communication in Families Considering Living Liver Donation to a Child” by Mare Knibbe and Marian Verkerk, 149-156.
  • “Choosing for the Child with Cochlear Implants: A Note of Precaution” by Patrick Kermit, 157-167.
  • “The Debate About ‘Human Enhancement’ and Its Anthropological Dimension” by Jan-Christoph Heilinger, 177-179.

April 17, 2010

New Issue of The New England Journal of Medicine is Now Available

The New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 362; Issue 13; April 1, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “The Specter of Financial Armageddon – Health Care and Federal Debt in the United States” by M. E. Chernew, K. Baicker, and J. Hsu.
  • “Abortion Rates and Universal Health Care” by P. Whelan.
  • “Advance Directives and Outcomes of Surrogate Decision Making Before Death” by M. J. Silveira, S. Y. H. Kim, and K. M. Langa.
  • “Individual Genomes on the Horizon” by R. P. Lifton

New Issue of Journal of Medical Ethics is Now Available

Journal of Medical Ethics (Volume 36, Issue 4, April 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Responsibilities in International Research: A New Look Revisited” by Solomon R Benatar and Peter A Singer, 194-197.
  • “The Use of Methylphenidate Among Students: The Future of Enhancement?” by Simon M Outram, 198-202.
  • “Bioethics and Professionalism in Popular Television Medical Dramas” by Matthew J Czarny, Ruth R Faden, and Jeremy Sugarman; 203-206.
  • “Translational Ethics? The Theory-Practice Gap in Medical Ethics” by Alan Cribb, 207-210.
  • “Children in Health Research: A Matter of Trust” by Roberta L Woodgate and Marie Edwards, 211-216.
  • “Deciding Against Disability: Does the Use of Reproductive Genetic Technologies Express Disvalue for People with Disabilities?” by Janet Malek, 217-221.
  • “Consent Agreement for Cryopreserved Embryos: The Case for Choice” by Peter D Sozou, Sally Sheldon, and Geraldine M Hartshorne; 230-233.
  • “A Pilot Study Evaluating an Intervention Designed to Raise Awareness of Clinical Trials Among Potential Participants in the Developing World” by Ames Dhai, Harriet Etheredge, and Peter Cleaton-Jones; 238-242.

April 15, 2010

New Issue of The Australasian Journal on Ageing is Now Available

The Australasian Journal on Ageing (Volume 29, Issue 1, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • Book Review: “Decision-making, Personhood, and Dementia: Exploring the Interface” by Colleen Doyle, 50-50.

New Issue of The New England Journal of Medicine is Now Available

The New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 362; Number 12; March 25, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Untangling the Web- Patients, Doctors, and the Internet” by R. Hartzband and J. Groopman.

April 13, 2010

Event: “Partnering to Improve Health” Conference

Partnering to Improve Health: The Science of Community Engagement

Organized by the Community Engagement Committee of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Consortium

May 13-14, 2010

at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, VA

This conference will focus on community engagement in research.  For more information, visit http://www.aptrweb.org/prof_dev/ce_workshop.html

Event: May Regional Programs

May Regional Programs

Hosted by Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)

May 3-6, 2010

at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL

The following programs are included: IRB 101, IRB 201, IRB Administrator 101, Building Trust Between Minorities and Researchers: A Bioethics Research Infrastructure Initiative, and Tissue Banking in 2010 and Beyond.

For more information, visit: http://www.primr.org/Conferences.aspx?id=8027

New Issue of Journal of the American Medical Association is Now Available

JAMA (Vol. 303; No. 12; March 24/31, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Association of Socioeconomic Position with Health Behaviors and Mortality” by Silvia Stringhini, Séverine Sabia, Martin Shipley, Eric Brunner, Hermann Nabi, Mika Kivimaki, and Archana Singh-Manoux; 1159-1166.
  • “Health Care Reform in Transition: Incremental Insurance Reform Without an Individual Mandate” Lawrence O. Gostin and Elenora E. Connors; 1188-1189.
  • “Informed Consent to Promote Patient-Centered Care” by Harlam M. Krumholz, 1190-1191.
  • “Health Behavior vs the Stress of Low Socioeconomic Status and Health Outcomes” by James R. Dunn, 1199-1200.

 

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