News & Publications

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



May 21, 2013

The newly revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association—DSM 5—has just been released at the Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco. The DSM is often described as “the bible of the mental health field” according to Arthur Caplan, PhD.


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May 18, 2013

View video of the event, which features Art Caplan, PhD, and Elizabeth Ford, MD. Mark Schwartz, MD, serves as a panelist.


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May 14, 2013

By Barron Lerner, MD. A new report argues that alcohol levels for driving should be lowered, pointing out that a third of highway deaths are still alcohol-related, and known effective strategies for lowering injuries and deaths because of drunken driving remain underutilized.


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May 14, 2013

Art Caplan, PhD, applauds Angelina Jolie's decision to go public about her double mastectomy.


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May 13, 2013

Art Caplan, PhD, comments on the verdict in the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor found guilty on three counts of murder.


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