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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"This spring, 29-year-old newlywed Brittany Maynard learned that she had terminal brain cancer. After careful assessment of her prognosis and end-of-life choices, she and her family reluctantly decided to move from their San Francisco Bay Area home to Oregon, one of five states (including Washington, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico) that authorize death with dignity." http://www.thebrittanyfund.org/

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"Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor, a new report finds." http://bit.ly/1v7lojh (1 like, 1 comment)

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Ethical Issues in Human Genetics and Genomics "The information generated from a genetic test is different from any other health information. Therefore the rapid development in genetic testing and diagnosis over the last decade, in part driven by the Human Genome Project (HGP) and the continuing work in this area (see Genetics Fact Sheet 24) has implications for individuals, families and society at a social, moral and ethical level. This Fact Sheet discusses some of the ethical issues ari... (1 comment)

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"I don't know why better end-of-life care and death with dignity can't coexist."

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The National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program was established in 1990 as an integral part of the Human Genome Project (HGP) to foster basic and applied research on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic and genomic research for individuals, families and communities. The ELSI Research Program funds and manages studies, and supports workshops, research consortia and policy conferences related to these topics. L...

Read More · 17 October 2014 at 12:00