Category Archives: ethics

Payment as Coercion: Researchers Versus Research Participants

In the world of medical research, ethicists say it is unethical to pay a substantial amount of money to research participants. If you give a hefty sum for participation, people might sign up for risky research that they would otherwise … Continue reading

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How the Affordable Care Act has Affected Lives

The following was written in response to a Republican politician’s request for stories about how the Affordable Care Act has affected constituents. He was hoping for horror stories, but many people are depending on the ACA for life-prolonging treatment. Her … Continue reading

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Ask an Ethicist: Expanding Fast-Food Outlets

Just to be clear, I wrote both the question and answer for this. Question: I’m a CEO of a large fast-food chain. Obamacare (or the Affordable Care Act) requires me to provide health insurance to employees working more than 30 … Continue reading

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Seeking Truth through Social Media

Not too many years ago, serious people were holding workshops and seminars touting the transformative power of social media. Twitter and Facebook were new tools that could expose more people to critical information about politics and social justice, raise awareness … Continue reading

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April is the Cruelest Month: Help Prevent Suicides

I’m a depressive. It has been some time since suicidal ideation, depersonalisation, and derealisation enveloped my pshche and smothered me in a warm fog. Still, being a depressive is like being an alcoholic. It never really goes away. “My name … Continue reading

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Manchester, Abolitionism, and Frederick Douglass

Originally posted on cities@manchester:
by Dr Natalie Zacek, English and American Studies, University of Manchester Manchester had since the seventeenth century been a centre for radical movements, and many of its people in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries…

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Why patients go do the doctor too much

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