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  • New Project: Building an Ethics Framework for Big Data in Health Care

    Posted on October 26, 2020

    Big Data in health care is growing, and it is coming from an increasing number of sources, including electronic health records, patient monitors and physical activity trackers, and smartphone applications. How accurate is this data? What biases does it contain? How do errors and biases ultimately affect patients? Health data models have the potential to… Read more

  • Hastings Center President Speaks on Systemic Racism, Health Inequities, and Covid-19

    Posted on October 17, 2020

    In two recent talks, one at the National Institutes of Health and the other at the Washington-based Cosmos Club, Hastings Center president Mildred Solomon discussed the connection between systemic racism, other social determinants of health, and health inequities. “Covid-19’s terribly unequal toll on African Americans, Native Americans, and the Latinx community has dramatically illuminated what… Read more

  • Award-Winning Essay: Technology Can’t Fix Algorithmic Injustice

    Posted on October 8, 2020

    The Hastings Center is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 David Roscoe Award for an Early-Career Essay on Science, Ethics, and Society.

  • Dan Brock Remembered

    Posted on September 25, 2020

    The Hastings Center and colleagues mourn the loss of Dan W. Brock, philosopher and bioethicist, on September 26, at the age  of 83. He was the Frances Glessner Lee Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School and founding Director of the Harvard Program in Ethics and Health. He was Hastings Center fellow, a… Read more

  • Remembering Renée Fox

    Posted on September 24, 2020

    The Hastings Center is saddened by the death of Renée C. Fox on September 23 at the age of 92. A Hastings Center Fellow, she was Professor Emerita of sociology and Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Fox  was a sociologist who was a deeply insightful, and often critical,… Read more

  • Ethics Guidance Released on Access to Drugs in Covid-19 Response

    Posted on July 16, 2020

    Hastings Center national advisory group offers guidance on issues of relief of suffering during Covid-19 outbreaks New ethical guidance from The Hastings Center responds to the challenges of allocating therapeutic and palliative medications under conditions of scarcity during Covid-19 outbreaks. The Hastings Center produced this document with an advisory group of leading health care ethicists… Read more

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