For the first time in twenty years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering changes to a portion of federal regulations governing research known as the “Common Rule” (45 CFR 46, 2009; Subpart A). At present, the proposed changes are not sufficiently sensitive to the potential impact on research involving infants, children and adolescents.
Posted in Bioethics, In the News
Tagged Adolescents, Celia B. Fisher, Children's Research, Common Rule, Department of Health and Human Services, Emancipated Minors, Fordham University, Informational Risk, Institutional review board, IRB, Regulation, Research Ethics, Research on Children, Society for Research in Child Development, SRCD, Task force
By Adam McAuley, Ph.D.
On Thursday, June 13th, the Irish government published its Abortion Bill to regulate the extremely limited circumstances under which an abortion is lawful in Ireland. The Bill’s conscientious objection provision reflects the limited development of ethical thought, debate and education in Ireland.
By Adam L. Fried, Ph.D.
Psychologists and psychiatrists have devoted increased attention to their own self-care in response to high levels of stress in treating individuals with serious mental health conditions. Little attention, however, has been paid to those conducting research with these populations and the unique moral dilemmas encountered by researchers on the front lines. This is especially true for the graduate students, research assistants, and other research staff who are out in the field or in hospitals providing research-related clinical assessments and interventions, as well as other more traditional research tasks, such as participant recruitment and enrollment, with individuals with high levels of anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues
Tagged Adam L. Fried, American Psychological Association, Celia B. Fisher, Clinical Assessments, Clinical Research, Fordham University, Frontline Workers, Health care, Mental health, Mental Health Researchers, Moral Distress, Moral Stress, Professional Resources, Psychiatry, Psychology, Research Ethics
Louisiana is the world’s prison capital.
As Cindy Chang pointed out during our Jailing for Dollars conference, and wrote in The Times-Picayune: “The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is nearly five times Iran’s, 13 times China’s and 20 times Germany’s.”
Posted in Fordham University Conferences and Events, In the News
Tagged Cindy Chang, Ethics, Incarceration, Jail, Jailing for Dollars, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York Times, Prison, Times-Picayune
Mississippi Turns to Cord Blood to Track Down Statutory Rapists
Starting in July, doctors and midwives will be required to take umbilical cord blood samples from some babies born to mothers under the age of 16. Officials will then analyze the samples and try to identify the father from the state’s DNA database.
Join Wall Street. Save the World.
Can a person do more good by taking a high-paying job and then donating a large portion of it to charity than they could from working in academia or for a non-profit organization?
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Tagged Abortion, Angelina Jolie, Caesarean section, Cervical Cancer, Cord blood, DNA database, EEVA, Finland, In vitro fertilisation, Jewish, Mississippi, Plastic, Testosterone, Vinegar