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  • BioEdge: Cosmetic surgery become feminist demand in US
    for Women NOW the largest American feminist group strongly opposes the tax Standing up for the right of American women to feel good about themselves is part of the contemporary feminist agenda says NOW president Terry O Neill Warner was amazed Could this be the same feminist movement that in 1968 filled a Freedom Trash Can outside the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City with bras girdles and false eyelashes to protest the ludicrous beauty standards we ourselves are conditioned to take seriously as Robin Morgan an organizer of the protest put it at the time Perhaps writes Warner journalist Alex Kuczynski was right when she wrote that Looks are the new feminism an activism of aesthetics Perhaps women do have an inalienable right to botox tummy tucks and breast augmentation Whatever the merits of the tax as a revenue raising measure NOW s objection does suggest that cosmetic surgery is more about consumerism than health New York Times Nov 29 New York Times Dec 3 MORE ON THESE TOPICS consumerism cosmetic surgery Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed MOST READ

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/cosmetic_surgery_become_feminist_demand_in_us/8767 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Bo Tax 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 in Australia 13 Feb 2016 Archive Feb 2016 Jan 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/consumerism (2016-02-18)
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  • Training more empathetic doctors
    and overwhelmed faculty members who are under increasing pressure to generate greater clinical revenue And students empathy diminishes He proposes a number of bold solutions that he believes will improve interactions between doctors and patients First we can explicitly celebrate and support the idealism kindness and patient focus with which students enter medical school Second we can ensure that the clinical faculty who supervise our students are selected for and trained to enhance their ability to support rather than undermine these values Third we can continue to refine objective measures and instruments that enable faculty to assess interpersonal skills provide faculty development to ensure these assessments are completed and prohibit students deficient in the skills necessary for patient centered care from advancing in their training Schwartzstein s suggestions may sound nebulous but they seem to resonate with the experience of young medical students Ilana Yurkiewicz a fourth year student in Harvard Medical School recently lamented a loss of empathy and creativity among students in hospital wards As a third and fourth year medical student I sometimes felt like a dolt on the wards the most negative experiences for me weren t the result of any particular individual but a culture that treated me in certain ways that set certain expectations for who a medical student was and how she should be treated and then acted to mold me toward those expectations Like Schwartzstein Yurkiewicz suggests a change in approach among medical professionals charged with forming the next generation of doctors I want our patients to be at the center of everything we do I want an environment where people feel comfortable being themselves and are free to ask questions have emotions and disagree with those more experienced I want the focus to be on education over evaluation MORE ON THESE

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/training-more-empathetic-doctors/11427 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    that new doctors lack empathy What s the solution 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 in Australia 13

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/medical+school (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Scores of UK patients die with bedsores, infections and malnutrition
    figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2010 155 patients died in hospital from dehydration and a further 48 died from malnutrition Another 812 died with dehydration and another 301 with malnutrition although the conditions did not directly cause death While some attribute these deaths to poor care officials who compiled the statistics noted that some illnesses such as Alzheimer s or certain forms of cancer make it very difficult for patients to eat or drink However Katherine Murphy of the Patients Association said These figures are a terrible indictment of our precious National Health Service They represent avoidable deaths These people needed our care when they were at their most vulnerable A Department of Health spokesman said Many patients who suffer or die from malnutrition and dehydration are admitted to hospital with these conditions and have underlying health conditions like cancer that make them more susceptible to these problems However every NHS patient has the right to expect that they are looked after properly in hospital A series of scandals over care of the elderly prompted the discovery and led to an intervention from UK Prime Minister David Cameron this month ordering nurses to attend to

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/scores_of_uk_patients_die_with_bedsores_infections_and_malnutrition/9918 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: NFL concussion rules could change football culture
    is quite easy to hide because there may be few externally recognisable symptoms The league formerly allowed players to return after symptoms had subsided However the reappearance of symptoms hours or days later shows that players often do not have time to properly heal from the initial blow Medical experts have called for a change of culture Young players are particularly at risk of injury as governing bodies at high school and college levels do not have concussion management rules The NFL s acceptance of responsibility for player s health and safety could change players mentality in high school and college competitions Bioethicists have waded into the debate and have compared the situation of serious athletes to desperate patients participating in a clinical trial Both will agree to almost anything to get what they want Furthermore there is ample scope for conflict of interest Gay Culverhouse a former president of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers told a Congressional committe in October the team doctor is hired by the coach and paid by the front office This team doctor is not an advocate for the players That doctor s role is to get those players back on the field If a player chooses independent medical counsel he is considered not a team player He becomes a pariah John Papas a football coach at Buckingham Browne Nichols School in Cambridge Mass said that announcers and NFL players statements on the issue will not go unnoticed by high school and college players High school age players look up to the NFL players they all want to be tough guys Papas said last week The message the NFL is sending now is the right message If you think you suffered a concussion there s no way you re going to get better without resting New

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/nfl_concussion_rules_could_change_football_culture/8781 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: British doctor may have fathered more than 600 children
    in the House of Lords as the work of Beelzebub Dr Barton told a 1959 government forum on artificial insemination I matched race colouring and stature and all donors were drawn from intelligent stock I wouldn t take a donor unless he was if anything a little above average If you are going to do it create a child deliberately you have got to put the standards rather higher than normal At the time it was thought that the sperm came from several of Dr Wiesner s contacts but it now seems that he supplied it when there was a shortage It was already known that one of the donors Derek Richter a neuro chemist had fathered more than 100 of the clinic s children Mrs Barton later destroyed many of the medical records meaning most of those conceived there have no idea of their true family history and blood ties One of the men who discovered that Dr Wiesner was his biological father David Gollancz told the Daily Mail that he opposed sperm donor anonymity and wanted to see the name of sperm or egg donors placed on birth certificates Most recipient parents don t tell their children they

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/british_doctor_may_have_fathered_more_than_600_children/10015 (2016-02-18)
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  • Chilean priest implicated in forced adoption network
    women who resisted had their babies taken after birth and were told they had died An investigation conducted by the Catholic Church found that Fr Joannon participated in at least two adoptions where mothers were anesthetised and told after labour that their baby had passed away The SSCC began the initial investigation into the matter A spokesman for the group has condemned Joannon s actions his actions were totally unacceptable It was very important for us to speak out and speak with a strong voice said SSCC priest Fr Sandro Mancilla Chilean Judge Mario Carroza has order Fr Joannon to remain in the country whilst a police investigation continues MORE ON THESE TOPICS adoption Catholic Church Chile 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 donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/chilean_priest_implicated_in_forced_adoption_network/11129 (2016-02-18)
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