News & Publications

A selection of news items authored by or featuring Division of Medical Ethics faculty members.



August 05, 2013

Co-edited by Arthur Caplan, PhD, Contemporary Debates in Bioethics features a timely collection of highly readable, debate-style arguments contributed by many of today’s top bioethics scholars, focusing on core bioethical concerns of the twenty-first century.

Released August 5, 2013


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July 29, 2013

Making overweight or obese people feel bad about their bodies doesn’t do anything to motivate them to lose weight – actually, a new study in PLos ONE finds it does just the opposite. Art Caplan, PhD, comments on the findings.


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July 23, 2013

Arthur Caplan, PhD, co-authors an article on Ryan Braun's suspension for PED use and its implications.


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July 01, 2013

A Modest Proposal (semi-tongue-in-cheek): Suspend all medical research at the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere in the U.S.


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June 15, 2013

The case of the 10-year-old girl in Philadelphia who needed a transplant with adult lungs to survive tugged at the nation's heartstrings. Every day there are similar dramas playing out around the country with patients competing for the few available hearts, kidneys, livers, lungs and other lifesaving organs. Arthur Caplan, PhD, is interviewed.


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