The prospect of using noninvasive brain stimulation for neuroenhancement in healthy individuals generates a host of ethical questions: What constitutes normal versus impaired ability? Which neurological functions can be ethically improved, and which, if any, should remain unchanged?
The Center for Bioethics' Executive Director, Christine Mitchell, along with current Fellow in Medical Ethics Paul McLean and former Fellow Carol Powers participated in a Tweet Chat on April 20th on "Patients Without Surrogates."
The New York Times Tens of thousands of serious medical mistakes happen every year at American hospitals and clinics. While a handful of health care organizations have opted for broad disclosure amid calls for greater openness, most patients and their families still face significant obstacles if they try to find out what went wrong. Center Director Dr. Robert Truog is quoted.
Huffington Post Nir Eyal, associate professor of global health and social medicine and a Faculty Member at the Center for Bioethics, participated in a Q&A about utility, fairness and risk in health care.