Dr. Adam Fried
Psychologists who provide mental health services to adolescents and their families must navigate complex ethical challenges with respect to confidentiality and disclosure decision-making.
How do mental health clinicians develop confidentiality policies that serve to protect minors from serious harm, fulfill professional and legal responsibilities, and preserve the therapeutic relationship with the adolescent and parents/ guardians?
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Evidence-Based Ethics
Tagged Adam Fried, Adolescents, American Psychological Association, APA, Bioethics, confidentiality, disclosure, Fordham University, privacy, psychologists, psychotherapy, therapist
By Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a recommendation that women of childbearing age should abstain from alcohol consumption unless they are on some form of contraception.
This is ethically problematic for several reasons, the first being the blatant and outright paternalism and mistrust of women.
The CDC Vital Signs report estimates that “3.3 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, sexually active, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy.” While the CDC’s intentions are good – attempting to curb incidents of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders – advocating a policy that does not respect women’s autonomy when it comes to making decisions regarding consumption of alcohol and use of contraception is troubling.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged alcohol, Autonomy, CDC, Centers for Disease Control, contraception, Elizabeth Yuko, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, Fetus, Ms. Magazine, paternalism, Pregnancy, The Establishment, Vital Signs
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UnitedHealth Medicare plan must cover U.S. sex reassignment surgery
A U.S. government panel has ruled that a privately run Medicare plan must cover sex reassignment surgery for a Texas transgender woman, a decision her attorney says was the first of its kind.
New wearable sensor can collect data from sweat
For the first time, a flexible, wearable sensor can collect data about multiple chemicals in body sweat.
Drug shortages forcing hard decisions on rationing treatments
Such shortages are the new normal in American medicine. But the rationing that results has been largely hidden from patients and the public.
Posted in Newsfeed
Tagged Bioethics, Brazil, Britain, designer babies, epidemic, Ethics, Flint, genetic enhancement, genetic modifications, human embryos, Internet of Things, Medicare, MI, microencephaly, mosquito, Newsfeed, open-access publishing, rationing treatments, sex reassignment surgery, STI, United Kingdom, UnitedHealth, wearable sensor, Zika virus
By: Kayla Giampaolo
On July 16, 1945 at 5:29 a.m., a 30,000 foot mass of smoke rose in New Mexico’s desert: the first atomic bomb had just been successfully tested. At the time, most people were unaware that the course of warfare and ultimately the world was about to change irrevocably. Since that eerie summer morning, nine nations have developed the intelligence to create and possess nuclear weapons (Granoff, 2000, p. 1414). The United States is one of these nuclear superpowers, making the ethical issues associated with these weapons critical and relevant.
Is using a nuclear weapon morally permissible under some circumstances? Is it ethical to implement nuclear deterrence (threatening to use atomic weapons) as a self-defense strategy?
Posted in Fordham University Student Voices
Tagged atomic weapons, bilateral, bomb, Carnegie Council, deontology, deterrence, disarmament, Expected Utility Principle, international relations, John Stuart Mills, Kayla Giampaolo, M.A. in Ethics and Society, New Mexico, nuclear war, retaliation, Student Voices, uncertainty, United States, utilitarianism, utility
- The Ethics of Autonomous Cars
- Patrick Lin examines if there is a break between ethics and laws when it comes to robotic cars and future automobile innovations. What kind of judgements can machines make?
- An Unprecedented Threat to Privacy
- Edward Delman examines police departments with access to over 20,000 license plates. He notes the inherent privacy violation of the cases, and critically examines the NYPD, who contain their own license tracking software.
Posted in Newsfeed
Tagged autonomous cars, Bernie Sanders, China, environmental racism, Ethics, Flint, Google, Harvard University, Israel, license plates, mandatory virginity testing, marriage equality, Michigan, NYPD, Palestine, poverty, Pretoria, privacy, race, reparations, self driving cars, settlement business, South Africa, Ta-Nehisi Coates, tracking software, tuition, water crisis
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STUDENT VOICES | 2015 CHYNN PRIZE HONORABLE MENTION
By: Christina Sailer
One of the great miracles of modern medicine is the ability to save a dying patient through organ transplantation. However, there still remains a worldwide shortage of organs and an excess of disadvantaged individuals who believe their salvation is not to receive, but sell one.
Posted in Chynn Prize, Fordham University Student Voices
Tagged Bioethics, black market, Chynn Prize, Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, donor, Health disparities, kidney, medical tourism, Organ donation, organ shortage, organ trafficking, recipient, South East Asia, Student Voices, transplant tourism, United Network for Organ Sharing