News & Publications

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



April 04, 2013

Art Caplan, PhD, Director of the Division of Medical Ethics, ponders the ethics of the unethical.


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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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