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GBI Summer School on Global Bioethics, Human Rights and Public Policy

GBI Summer School on Global Bioethics, Human Rights and Public Policy -  Our First Educational Field Trips by Anaeke Paschal Chinonye I am a Ph.D. in Philosophy, at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. I am the winner of a partial scholarship which gave me the possibility to attend this unique and very interesting program hosted by [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) launches its third edition Summer School Program

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) launches its third edition Summer School Program New York, New York June 19, 2017, GBI starts its summer school program sponsored by Pace University, College of Health Professions and New York Medical College. Lead by experts in the field of Bioethics, students and professionals will witness Bioethics in various forms such as film screenings, [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Canada Today: End-of-Life Stories

In summary, this is a brief article consisting of multiple short stories. They particularly provide perspectives of patients in Canada who have faced end-of-life situations. Based on Catherine Porter’s article, there are various contextual motives behind these patients’ decisions to discontinue treatment or choose euthanasia. However, there is a common, general theme for such clinical [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

The Future of Bioethics: Organ Transplantation, Genetic Testing, and Euthanasia

By Ana Lita When you think of bioethics, some of the first hot-button topics you may consider are organ transplantation, fertility and genetic engineering, and end-of-life-care. The Global Bioethics Initiative serves as a platform to address many bioethical questions and engages in public debates to develop resolutions to present and emerging issues. Dr. Ana Lita, founder of the [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

“Global Bioethics: An Introduction”- A Reflection on the Globalisation of Bioethics

By: Robyn Perry-Thomas Reaching a consensus on a comprehensive definition of global bioethics and its importance is surprisingly difficult. Yet, Professor Henk Ten Have has taken on this challenge, and much more, with ease, in his 2016 book- ‘Global Bioethics: An Introduction’1. In his book, Have approaches global bioethics in a stepwise manner. Medical ethics [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Using CRISPR for Human Gene Editing – NOT for Designing Babies

By: Ashwini Nagappan Recently, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine published a report on the use of CRISPR technology for gene editing. The need for such a report stems from the controversy of using CRISPR to prevent congenital diseases versus to allow for cosmetic enhancements. Additionally, there is a fear [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court: His Bioethical Perspectives

By: Ashwini Nagappan Neil Gorsuch was announced as President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court on 31st January 2017, leading many to examine his stance on prevailing controversial issues, such as end-of-life care and abortion. Answers may be found in his 2006 book, ‘The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia’, which showcases his opinion against [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

The Formation of the Global Bioethics Initiative Featured in IMPAKTER

In this series of global leaders, we will highlight an international non-profit healthcare organization that provides a bridge between patient care and the complexities of medicine. This area of healthcare is often referred to as Bioethics and in 2011, Dr. Ana Lita and Dr. Charles Debrovner co-founded Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI). This organization offers an [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Morals and Mandates: Who Is Responsible For The Healthcare Needs of Undocumented Immigrants?

By: Robyn Perry-Thomas On January 28th, the day after President Trump’s executive immigration order was announced, airports brimmed with voices of discontent, disbelief and dismay of its consequences. Since then, a diverse array of stakeholders including teachers, lawyers, policy makers and medics have spoken out both in opposition and favour of what has been coined [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Bringing Back the Dead via Chatbot: Some Concerns

By: Ashwini Nagappan If given the opportunity to talk to a deceased loved one, would you take it? Technology has advanced from Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri to personalized “chatbots,” a digital reflection of one’s self. Hossein Rahnama, a visiting scholar at MIT’s Media Lab, remarked that an individual needs about 1 trillion gigabytes of [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments