News & Publications

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



February 26, 2013

Originally from the University of Pennsylvania, The High School Bioethics Project at NYU School of Medicine has worked to improve secondary education through bioethics pedagogy by offering teacher training, student education web resource development, and policy recommendations since 2001.


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February 21, 2013

Arthur Robinson Williams MD, MBE, a resident in the Department of Psychiatry and associate in the Division of Medical Ethics, has been selected as a participant to the Eighteenth Annual Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. He will participate in the section on research on Treatment from Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy to Neural Strategies.


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February 18, 2013

Organ transplant medicine is an incredible life-saving technology, under the right circumstances. Unfortunately, due to a shortage of available organs, a new crime of the 21st century, organ trafficking, is supplying organs to people with the money to pay big dollars for a new life. Arthur Caplan, PhD, provides commentary.


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February 11, 2013

Art Caplan, PhD, discusses whether it is acceptable for employers to mandate flu shots.


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February 01, 2013

Arthur Caplan, PhD, summarized the history of medical decision making over the past fifty years and its implications on contemporary practices. He noted the challenges of communication with patients and amongst the medical community, the influence of the media on medical decision-making and the acceptable definitions of what constitutes informed consent. He suggested pathways for improvement including a more active role for the physician in setting expectations early, communicating clearly and effectively with the patient and surrogates as early as possible and being unified in decision-making across systems in the health-care community.


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