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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    shuttling in and out of Ebola affected countries in West Africa What do we do when biohazards are human Xavier Symons 18 October 2014 Comments tags Ebola quarantine Bioethicists are debating the ethics of quarantine as governments around the world move to contain the spread of Ebola Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/quarantine (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Should all Ebola volunteers be quarantined?
    out to be Ebola Irresponsible says Howard Markel a medical historian at the University of Michigan in The New Republic but characteristic of energetic young physicians who have a sense of invulnerability the inability to be stricken with illness even in the face of an epidemic and most cogently a disdain for following the very rules and medical advice we give to our patients everyday New York and New Jersey have mandated a compulsory 21 day quarantine for medical workers returning from the worst affected countries The case against these draconian measures is that they will deter people from volunteering We do want to ensure that whatever policies we put in place takes as the first priority the protection of the American public said White House press secretary Josh Earnest yesterday But at the same time we don t want to overly burden those individuals who are going to great lengths to try to serve their fellow man and stop this outbreak at the source which ultimately is in the best interests of the American people MORE ON THESE TOPICS Ebola quarantine This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/should_all_ebola_volunteers_be_quarantined/11191 (2016-02-18)
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  • Radical measures to prevent the spread of Ebola in hospitals
    those procedures except for Mr Thomas Duncan who didn t do well said Dr Emily Landon a bioethicist and epidemiologist from the hospital Pennsylvania s Geisinger Health System is also considering whether certain risky procedures could be avoided as are managers from Intermountain Healthcare which runs facilities in Utah Geisinger is paying close attention to directives from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention CDC and has set up an Ebola Response Team to deal with the new viral threat Dr G Kevin Donovan director of the bioethics centre at Georgetown University told hospitals to proceed with caution To have a blanket refusal to offer these procedures is not ethically acceptable Dr Nancy Kass a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said healthcare workers should not hesitate to perform a medically necessary procedure so long as they have robust personal protective gear MORE ON THESE TOPICS Ebola Hippocratic Oath hospital safety This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    systems are currently considering whether they withhold certain treatments from Ebola patients Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016 IVF audit

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/hospital+safety (2016-02-18)
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  • Debate over quarantine of suspected Ebola patients
    Bateman House of NYU argued that freedom of movement must at times be restricted in the face of a threat of death liberty can and should be as we are watching in Dallas limited so that you can t move around freely and infect others They did however stress the need to provide for the particular needs of different persons quarantined If you are poor you are going to need more resources to get you through then if you are rich Craig Klugman of De Paul University criticised the individualism of those who fail to voluntarily isolate themselves Why can t people be trusted to do the right thing Has our worship at the altar of individualism gone so far that we are willing to spread a deadly disease to simply satisfy our desire for soup Klugman asks people to accept a program of voluntary isolation When this fails duress may be legitimately used MORE ON THESE TOPICS Ebola quarantine This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we

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  • Mass hysteria spreads with Ebola
    that studies public health and perceptions of threat Once trust starts to erode the next time they tell you not to worry you worry DuPont a company that manufactures protective suits said it has more than tripled its production since the start of the outbreak in March Kimberly Clark which also produces protective clothing said it had seen a 20 30 rise in sales compared with this time last year Many elements of the Ebola threat are conducive to public hysteria experts say It is invisible and deadly and this has been graphically illustrated through gruesome pictures reported home from Africa It s also a disease that personally we can do little to limit In a speech on Wednesday US President Barack Obama echoed countless healthcare officials and tried to allay public fears If we follow these protocols properly the likelihood of widespread Ebola outbreaks in this country is very very low MORE ON THESE TOPICS Ebola hysteria social psychology This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/mass_hysteria_spreads_with_ebola/11176 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    in Spain and the US experts are becoming increasingly concerned about public hysteria Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016 IVF

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/hysteria (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    of science politicization of science social psychology The ratio of liberals to conservatives in social psychology is absurdly lopsided says a leading academic US officials try to hose down Ebola fears Xavier Symons 18 October 2014 Comments tags Ebola hysteria social psychology As the Ebola outbreak grows in scale with cases now reported in Spain and the US experts are becoming increasingly concerned about public hysteria Repligate Social priming research in crisis Xavier Symons 08 August 2014 Comments tags social priming social psychology Debate over social priming research has intensified following an inquiry into the replicability of priming experiments Massive fraud by Dutch psychologist shows weak side of scientific method Michael Cook 15 December 2012 Comments tags Netherlands research fraud social priming social psychology The credibility of the field of social psychology is at risk a Dutch panel has found after reviewing massive misconduct by a researcher Dutch Lord of the Data forged dozens of studies report Jared Yee 04 November 2011 Comments tags Netherlands research research fraud social priming social psychology A leading Dutch social psychologist fabricated or manipulated information in dozens of research papers over almost a decade an investigation has concluded Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter

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