While there has been no shortage of coverage of actor Charlie Sheen’s announcement last week that he is HIV positive, one aspect of the story has been noticeably missing: the complex power dynamic when an HIV-positive individual solicits a sex worker. For many sex workers, negotiating terms or leaving the situation may not be an option.
Posted in Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged access to healthcare, Celia B. Fisher, Centers for Disease Control, Charlie Sheen, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, Guatemala, HIV, HIV risk, India, Lindsay Roth, Peru, Project SAFE, Sex Workers, Sex Workers Outreach Program, Stigma, victimization, Washington Post, World Health Organization
On October 14, 2015, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher presented a webinar for the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) on youth and parent perspectives on ethics in adolescent HIV prevention research.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Adolescents, Brian Mustanski, Celia B. Fisher, epidemic, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HANC, HIV Prevention, HIV/AIDS Network Coordination, LGBT Ethics, LGBT youth, Northwestern University, parent perspectives, Webinar, World Health Organization, youth perspectives
JOIN US IN CHICAGO TO DISCUSS THE APHA ETHICS CODE REVISION
Public Health Code of Ethics Revision Kick-Off Meeting
The new APHA Ethics Code Task Force (ECTF) invites you to an open meeting for all APHA members at the annual APHA meeting Monday, November 2, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Room S105A at McCormick Place Convention Center.
The first Public Health Code of Ethics, adopted by APHA in 2002, represented a major milestone, envisioned as a living document that would change over time to accommodate and respond to shifts and innovations in the field. The ECTF, chaired by Celia B. Fisher under the guidance of the APHA Ethics Section, comprises APHA members from a broad range of science, practice, policy, and teaching activities.
We are committed to a transparent and representative process to develop a document that reflects the values of the field and provides practical guidance for promoting and protecting the health of people, communities, and ecosystems in which we live. The ECTF looks forward to recommendations from and open discussion with APHA members.
“Achieving the healthiest nation in one generation will require all public health practitioners to address with the highest integrity the ethical challenges we face in research, practice, and policy.”
– Lisa M. Lee, Inaugural Chair of the APHA Ethics Section.
A report released today is a major step in President Obama’s commitment to expand the number of states enacting “Leelah’s Law,” which would ban the use of conversion therapy to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of lesbian, gay and transgender children and youth.
Dr. Celia B. Fisher, Director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education and the Marie Ward Doty Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology served on the expert consensus panel whose recommendations form the basis of this report.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged American Psychological Association, APA, Celia B. Fisher, Conversion Therapy, Leelah Alcorn, Leelah's Law, mental health professionals, pseudoscience, report, SAMHSA, White House
A longitudinal study published yesterday indicates that predatory publishing is big business, bringing in $75 million in 2014 alone by publishing nearly half a million articles.
Researchers in Finland conducted the first comprehensive study of predatory publishers, examining the e-business aspect as well as the inadequate peer-review process. They found that predatory journals have rapidly increased their publication volumes from 53,000 in 2010 to an estimated 420,000 articles in 2014, published by around 8,000 active journals.
Posted in Bioethics, Evidence-Based Ethics, In the News
Tagged academic journals, Africa, Asia, BMC Medicine, Celia B. Fisher, Finland, for-fee publications, Fordham University, Health disparities, India, longitudinal study, predatory, pseudo-scientific journals, publishers, Science, Vulnerable populations