Posts by Philip Day
Hastings Center News
Advancing Health Equity is “Not Rocket Science”
A close relationship with patients that holistically addresses medical and social needs is crucial to advancing health equity, said Marshall Chin, a professor of healthcare ethics at the University of...
Hastings Center News
Health Equity Summit Recap
The Hastings Center and the Association of American Medical Colleges Center for Health Justice convened a two-day health equity summit called “Righting the Wrongs: Tackling Health Inequities” on January 19...
The Hastings Center Bioethics Timeline
“Bioethics” has been defined in several different ways. Most broadly, it is the interdisciplinary study of ethical, legal, and social issues arising in the life sciences and health care. Though...
Common Genetic Variants Associated with Cognitive Performance Identified Using Proxy-Phenotype Method
This document was prepared by several of the co-authors of the paper and board members of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium. For clarifications or additional questions, please contact: Daniel...
Genomic Findings on Human Behavior and Social Outcomes
The need for socially responsible communication about genomics research is greater than ever. New research into genomic influences on traits such as intelligence, educational attainment, household income, and sexual behavior...
Bioethics Forum Essay
Covid-19 is making bioethics more relevant than ever. The ethical dilemmas raised by the pandemic are urgent and heart-wrenching. Who should get a ventilator if we do not have enough? How can we protect the most vulnerable from discrimination in the face of difficult triage decisions? How do we weigh individual liberty against the public interest of keeping people confined? While such questions are not new for bioethicists, the need to answer them urgently, globally, and in very concrete settings, creates unprecedented circumstances. Is this an opportunity for bioethics to learn some important lessons? What should post-Covid bioethics look like?
IRB: Ethics & Human Research
Research on Medical Practices (ROMP): Attitudes of IRB Personnel about Randomization and Informed Consent
Activities such as continuous quality improvement, comparative effectiveness research, and electronic medical record review—collectively referred to as research on medical practices (ROMP)—are posing more and more challenges for meeting regulatory...