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Trust and the Learning Health System

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Data sharing on a large scale is integral to emerging national initiatives such as learning health systems and precision medicine. Realizing the vision of learning health systems, “in which knowledge generation is so embedded into the core of the practice of medicine that it is a natural outgrowth and product of the healthcare delivery process and leads to continual improvement in care” requires a “trust fabric” to integrate policy and practice in health care, public health, and research. 273 more words


Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award for innovative partnership ‘Mental Health and Justice’ awarded to Dr hanna Kienzler and colleagues

Hanna Kienzler and colleagues have won a £2.5M Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Humanities and Social Science entitled “Mental Health and Justice”.

To promote the collaboration and give a voice to those who were unable to be at the Wellcome Trust interview the team created… 434 more words


Defining The Spectrum of “Normal”: What is a Disease?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series

By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, JD, PhD

The world of Gattaca once seemed a faraway place where some babies had genetic defects corrected before birth resulting in two classes within society.  1,151 more words


Long-Term Birth Control Becoming Popular Among North Carolina, Colorado Teens

An article dated October 6th, 2016 discusses the use of long-term, reversible contraception among young women in North Carolina and Colorado. Long-term contraception is endorsed by multiple medical organizations, and experts say that it is 99% effective. 165 more words


What is a person?

I am a person (I promise). You are a person (I say that with confidence, as I am only addressing those that can read this). But, what exactly is a person? 1,383 more words

Did medicine save the life of ethics?

About thirty-five years ago, Stephen Toulmin wrote an article on the topic: How medicine saved the life of ethics. I think it is still worth reading. 840 more words

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