Hastings Bioethics Forum Topical Bioethics Commentary Bioethics Forum EssayBioethicists and Health Care Institutions Must Act Against Florida’s Anti-Immigrant LawFlorida’s new anti-immigrant law, SB 1718, has escaped widespread notice, despite the way it will undermine the mission—and core identity--of not-for-profit hospitals as caring institutions that promote the health of the community. Bioethics and health care institutions must take action.Read Bioethicists and Health Care Institutions Must Act Against Florida’s Anti-Immigrant LawBioethics Forum EssayMedical Interpretation in the U.S. is Inadequate and Harming PatientsOver the past few decades, many major cities in the United States have become more diverse and gained more residents with limited English proficiency. Health care systems have attempted to accommodate these residents, but their medical interpreter services are inadequate and inefficient. The results can be delayed emergency care for children, an increase in medical errors and health care costs, and a decrease in care quality and patient satisfaction.Read Medical Interpretation in the U.S. is Inadequate and Harming PatientsBioethics Forum EssayLegalized Medical Discrimination Violates Medical EthicsFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed SB 1580, a bill that that shields health care providers, institutions, and insurers who decline to treat patients or refuse to pay for care...Read Legalized Medical Discrimination Violates Medical EthicsBioethics Forum EssayFor Ethical Use of AI in Medicine, Don’t Overlook Maintenance and RepairAI systems are susceptible to bias; maintenance and repair are essential to detecting and eliminating it.Read For Ethical Use of AI in Medicine, Don’t Overlook Maintenance and RepairBioethics Forum EssayRemembering James F. DraneJames F. Drane, a member of the founding generation of bioethicists, passed away on April 17 in Edinboro, Pennsylvania at the age of 93. He was a prolific writer, internationally recognized scholar, and trusted friend.Read Remembering James F. DraneBioethics Forum EssayWhat Happened to Concerns About Human Enhancement?Prominent science policy reports that set the stage for the recent Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing all raise questions about human enhancement. Enhancement concerns also consistently loom large...Read What Happened to Concerns About Human Enhancement?Bioethics Forum EssayTheocracy Is Closer Than It AppearsOn a cloudy April afternoon, in my home in western Pennsylvania, a headline catches my eye: A federal judge in Texas suspended FDA approval of mifepristone. This abortion-inducing drug has been on the market for more than 20 years. Although the decision is presented with a secular and legal façade, like other recent antiabortion court rulings and legislation, a solid religious motive is at play.Read Theocracy Is Closer Than It AppearsBioethics Forum EssayIn Search of an Ethical Constraint on Hospital RevenueHospitals' tactics for maximizing revenue may be legal, but they raise ethical concerns.Read In Search of an Ethical Constraint on Hospital RevenueBioethics Forum EssayConfusing Equity for Ethics Standards: Where Do We Go from Here?The country’s leading hospital accreditation body recently eliminated the only performance standard that governed clinical ethics services. We argue the removal of the ethics standard requires additional review, and we have three recommendations.Read Confusing Equity for Ethics Standards: Where Do We Go from Here?Bioethics Forum EssayChatGPT Just Makes Stuff Up: A Conversation on a Controversial TopicI am currently writing up the results of a retrospective chart review of patients’ consent or refusal for medical students to perform pelvic exams on them when they’re under anesthesia and sedated. I asked ChatGPT to summarize the ethical issues and tell me what sources it used to generate its response.Read ChatGPT Just Makes Stuff Up: A Conversation on a Controversial TopicBioethics Forum EssayAI Meets Bioethics Literature: How Did It Do?How accurately could AI translate complex medical information for lay persons? How well could it identify and distill the ethical dilemmas posed by research findings? What safeguards could be used to prevent the use of AI for misinformation and disinformation? We performed a small nonscientific experiment.Read AI Meets Bioethics Literature: How Did It Do?Bioethics Forum EssayHealth Equity Without Ethics Perpetuates MarginalizationTo eliminate a quality metric for clinical ethics is at odds with good clinical practice and it reinforces structural inequality.Read Health Equity Without Ethics Perpetuates Marginalization How to reprint/repost: Hastings Bioethics Forum posts can be republished for free. We use a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives license. How to contribute: For questions about contributing to Hastings Bioethics Forum or to submit a commentary, please contact Susan Gilbert, editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.