Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society Archives
Oct. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt expert in biomedical ethics says the public’s mistrust of medical science, including vaccination, is being driven in part by a top-down research enterprise that does not give human subjects a voice in the studies that affect them.
Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt policy experts discuss how the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and newly enacted state laws limiting or banning abortion can be expected to bring new scrutiny to the privacy vulnerabilities of electronic health records.
May. 19, 2022—A recent Ethics Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, explored potential ways to overcome vaccine readiness and restore trust in health care providers.
Jan. 13, 2021—Associate Professor of Nursing Kate Payne, JD, RN, NC-BC, a bioethicist, attorney and beloved nurse leader at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died at the Alive Hospice Residence on Jan. 6 after a very brief and unexpected illness.
Jun. 13, 2019—More than 80 people attended a Palliative Care Conference in Nashville recently that was led by faculty members of the Palliative Care programs at VUMC and the Nashville VA Medical Center, and VUMC Center for Biomedical Ethics.
Mar. 21, 2019—While Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Jon Alverio was on rotation with the Vanderbilt Health Palliative Care team, he witnessed the confusion patients often have as they try to complete an advance directive for health care, and he decided to do something about it.
Nov. 29, 2018—Precision medicine research — which involves the consolidation of massive amounts of complex data and the widespread sharing of those data for a variety of research studies — offers the prospect of both benefit and harm.
Oct. 4, 2018—During last week’s Flulapalooza, the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, the Palliative Care Service, the Office for Strategy and Innovation and the Office for Health Sciences Education hosted a booth with information about advance directives for health care.
Sep. 20, 2018—Noted bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27.
Jun. 16, 2016—Experts in medicine and the law at the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a national effort to analyze and recommend improvements in genomic law.