Press Release: Respect and Dignity in the ICU

Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment of the intensive care unit (ICU). Their novel, multi-method approach is presented in a dedicated supplement to the journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics.
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Johns Hopkins Magazine: Thousands of American Prisoners Spend 23 Hours a Day in Solitary Confinement

Our Leonard Rubenstein says the treatment that some inmates receive is unconstitutional and perverse. For the past 30 years, Rubenstein has been involved in the investigation and analysis of medical complicity in torture, medical ethics and human rights, and war crimes. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, “There is a system of punishment in this country based on locking them up and taking away their freedom. That’s it,” Read More >>

Seminar Series Today, Noon: Bioethics In Play – The Drama of DNA

An original play authored by the speakers and performed by distinguished colleagues will bring to life the personal and professional relationships that surround the ethical landscape of genomics, sparking the moral imagination through the lens of others. A lively discussion, to include actor-panelists and audience, will follow the play. TODAY, March 9, 2014, 12:00-1:15 PM, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sheik Zayed Tower, Zayed 2117 (Arcade). Open to All | Lunch will be provided Read More >>

Bioethics Bulletin: One-Way to Mars

Dutch non-profit Mars One is looking for volunteers to take a one-way trip to colonize Mars launching in 2024. Learn more about why candidates have volunteered from three of the more than 200,000 applicants, and take a closer look at the 2014 IOM report from the Committee on Ethics Principles and Guidelines for Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflights, chaired by our Jeffrey Kahn. Read More >>