News & Publications

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



March 21, 2013

A judge has approved the use of a "truth serum" interview in the case of accused Colorado shooter James Holmes. However, Arthur Caplan, PhD, points out that truth serum does not truly exist. It is mostly a product of Hollywood imagination. It will not help to determine whether Holmes was sane or not during the shootings.


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March 16, 2013

Art Caplan, PhD, will serve as keynote speaker at the New York City Adult Immunization Coalition's quarterly meeting on April 4, 2013. The meeting is from 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon (registration and light refreshments begin at 9:30 AM). Dr. Caplan will be discussing the ethics of mandatory healthcare worker vaccination.

The event will take place at:

Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street, RM 03-32
(Hermann Biggs Auditorium)
Long Island City (Queens), NY 11101

For more information, contact Amina Khawja at 347-396-2454 or via e-mail.


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March 06, 2013

Critics fear that a proposed brain-mapping megaproject could crowd out other biological research. Art Caplan, PhD, is quoted.


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March 05, 2013

Art Caplan, PhD, is interviewed regarding a recent 911 call from an assisted living facility during which the nurse making the call refused to help a resident in cardiac arrest.


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February 27, 2013

Art Caplan, PhD, discusses the increasingly popular policy of requiring health care personnel to be vaccinated against influenza and the moral grounding behind it.


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