News & Publications

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

May 10, 2013

Barron H. Lerner, MD, writes about his experiences trying to convince patients to change their minds about medical decisions that may have negative effects on their health.

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May 01, 2013

Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay have staged a hunger strike, and many are being force-fed to prevent starvation. Art Caplan, PhD, comments on the ethics of the force-feeding.

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April 25, 2013

Big Pharma has kept drug prices high, escalating our national health care bills. A low-profile case on which the Supreme Court will likely decide in June may have a big impact on the issue, as the Court considers whether some of the industry's practices constitute a violation of antitrust principles. Art Caplan, PhD, argues that the Court should say that they are.

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April 22, 2013

Arthur Caplan, PhD, professor and head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University's Langone Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker at Union Graduate Colleges 2013 commencement.

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April 11, 2013

Baby boomers are at the forefront of a new movement. They brought on the sexual revolution, demanded natural childbirth, fought for legalized abortion and turned the mid- life crisis into a force for self-improvement. Now they’re engaged in transforming how Americans experience death. Arthur Caplan, PhD, is interviewed.

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