Month: September 2016

Tamra Lysaght1 1 Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore. Block MD11 #02-03, 10 Medical Drive Singapore 119228. Email: tlysaght@nus.edu.sg In 2014, the Japanese National Diet introduced a new regulatory framework to promote the clinical translation of stem cells...
  • September 23, 2016
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Stacy M. Carter1 1 Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine The use of technologies to screen for risk of non-communicable disease in asymptomatic people sits on the boundary between public health and clinical health care. This leaves...
  • September 23, 2016
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Dr Wendy Lipworth1, Professor Miles Little1, Professor Kathleen Montgomery1,2 1University Of Sydney 2University of California   Medicine is deeply intertwined with the pharmaceutical industry, and much medical practice, research and policymaking takes place at this intersection. While connections between medicine...
  • September 23, 2016
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Jean Hay Smith1, Mely Brown1 Gareth Treharne2, Lynley Anderson3, 1 Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand 2 Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 3 Bioethics Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Clinician-researchers may...
  • September 23, 2016
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Susan E. MacDonald MD MHSc FCFP 1, Sarah LeBlanc MD MSc CCFP 2, 1 Associate Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, Queen’s Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  K7L 5E9 2 Resident, Dept of Family Medicine, Queen’s University...
  • September 23, 2016
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Dr. Zarrin S Siddiqui1, 1 The University of Western Australia, M515, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, zarrin.siddiqui@uwa.edu.au A longitudinal e-portfolio has been introduced in the new 4-year MD program at the University of Western Australia. The e-portfolio is structured around...
  • September 23, 2016
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Oliver J. Kim1 1 Cross-Border Health, 5100 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA, USA, 22204, okim@crossborderhealth.org Following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the American healthcare system is rapidly transforming in ways that are both exciting but potentially in conflict. On...
  • September 23, 2016
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Ann Jorgensen1, Charlotte Jones2 1 Mental Health Legal Centre, PO Box 12365 A’Beckett Street, VIC, 3008, Ann.Jorgensen@mhlc.org.au 2 Mental Health Legal Centre, PO Box 12365 A’Beckett Street, VIC, 3008 For the first time in Victoria the Mental Health Act 2014...
  • September 23, 2016
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Ryan Tonkens1 1 Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Wellington Rd., Clayton VIC, 3800, ryan.tonkens@monash.edu  Uterine transplants are now a real medical possibility (Brännström et al. 2015). Like other types of transplantable human organs, wombs are expected to be in...
  • September 23, 2016
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A/Prof. Bernadette Richards1, Dr Tamra Lysaght 1University Of Adelaide In our world of continuous technological advancement it is almost inconceivable that we cannot cure every disease and ensure ongoing good health. Over time we have seen repeated examples of medical...
  • September 23, 2016
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