Medicine

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Elective Disability and Body Integrity Dysphoria

Is a doctor's decision to assist patients in realizing their disabled identity a violation of the Hippocratic oath?
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Rise of the Human-Animal Hybrids: The Ethics of Xenotransplantation

The jury is still out on the ethics surrounding this modern miracle.
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The Heartless Matter of Organ Transplantation and COVID Vaccination

What considerations belong in our discussions about distributing such a scarce and valuable resource?
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Informed Consent and the Joe Rogan Experience

At what point might providing information actually harm patient's agency?
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Defining Death: One Size Fits All?

What consequences might our demarcation of death's domain have for the living?
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Hotline Ping: Chatbots as Medical Counselors?

Does distrust of healthcare automation come from legitimate moral concern or blind confidence in the personal touch?

Individual Rights, Collective Interests, and Vaccine Mandates

Is there any justifying the state's strong-arming and bullying in the name of its citizens' public health?
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Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine, and the Dangers of Scientific Preprints

Information sharing during the pandemic suggests a desperate need to make clear exactly what it means to trust in science.
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COVID Vaccines and Primary Care

Are doctors violating their professional code in choosing who they will or will not treat, or, as always, simply minimizing their patients' risk and possible harm?
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Intellectual Property and the Right of Necessity

How can we honor our obligation to those in need without creating additional kinds of unfairness?