Douglas J. Opel
Posts by Douglas J. Opel
Bioethics Forum Essay
Vaccine Mandates for Kids: It’s Not Whether, But When
States and school boards around the country are engaged in a debate about whether to require middle and high school students to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The debate is not so much about whether to mandate. It's when to do so.
Hastings Center News
Hastings Center Welcomes 24 New Fellows
The Hastings Center is pleased to announce the election of 24 new fellows. Hastings Center fellows are a group of more than 200 individuals of outstanding accomplishment whose work has...
IRB: Ethics & Human Research
The Research and Family Liaison: Enhancing Informed Consent
The advancement of medical diagnosis and treatment requires scientifically sound and ethically appropriate research involving human participants. The inclusion of children in research necessitates assuring adequate protection for a population...
Children’s Bodies, Parents’ Choices
More children than ever are undergoing medical interventions for nonmedical reasons. As parents consent to an increasing variety of procedures, the ethical and legal debate grows louder. These essays visit...