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"Nebraska" on March 17th: Next and Last Film BESJ Bioethics Film Screening for term 2

We are delighted to announce that the BESJ Bioethics Film Screening series is showing in term 2  a series of films on the topic of  107 more words

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Charles E. Rice (1931-2015): A Remembrance

Being a Christian isn’t for sissies.
~ Johnny Cash

Ammon Hennacy, godson of Dorothy Day, was picketing and protesting war taxes in Phoenix. It was 1949, and folks out west had little experience with political gadflies like Ammon, so they hauled him into the police station.

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Bioethics And Bedside Communication In Daily Patient Interaction

by Zakari Tata, M.D.

Biomedical ethics and bedside communication is currently taught to medical students in a classroom mainly in the first two years. In residency it is not usually given a lot of attention. 735 more words

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New and improved prenatal screening: do expecting parents understand what these tests mean?

“It’s your pregnancy. Demand the accuracy of the MaterniT21 PLUS test.” “No confusion. Just simple, clear results.” So reads Sequenom Laboratories’ website, speaking to prospective parents and health care providers. 1,081 more words

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One Day Conference March 24th: Patients’ Experience and Expectations Following Major Illness or Injury

When: Tuesday 24th March, 10am-4.30pm

Where: The King’s Fund, London, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN
Most people at some stage in their lives have the experience of recovering from a… 195 more words

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

From Rebecca Skloot’s website:

About The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. 177 more words