Conversations About Ethics is a series of lectures and discussions about ethics issues presented by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health through the generous support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries.

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to The Hastings Center: From The Hastings Center - An important question in the Ebola outbreak, but with broader reaching implications: “What is the obligation of health care professionals to assume personal risk?” http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=7168&blogid=140

Read More · 25 March 2015 at 16:02

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"The human genome is the blueprint for building an individual person. The epigenome can be thought of as the cross-outs and underlinings of that blueprint: if someone's genome contains DNA associated with cancer but that DNA is "crossed out" by molecules in the epigenome, for instance, the DNA is unlikely to lead to cancer.” http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/18/us-science-epigenome-idUSKBN0LM11520150218

Read More · 22 March 2015 at 17:11

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“As the end of life approaches, whether death is welcomed or feared, there is a lot we can do to make the process of dying safer.” http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/dying-shouldnt-be-so-brutal/?_r=0

Read More · 20 March 2015 at 22:03

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Social media campaign to gets 7-year old Virginia boy experimental medication that may have saved his life- and has inspired pending legislation to change the rules for accessing experimental meds in the future. http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Josh-Hardy-8-Year-Old-Virginia-Boy-Thanks-Social-Media-After-Experimental-Drug-292771561.html

Read More · 18 March 2015 at 20:09