News and Upcoming Events

Clinician Perspectives on the Potential of DBS for Pediatric Patients with Treatment-Resistant OCD

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Our Bioethics Public Seminar Series returns next month, featuring Center faculty member Michelle T. Pham, PhD. This seminar will present qualitative data from structured interviews with clinicians regarding both acceptable levels of evidence to offer deep brain stimulation (DBS) to children with treatment-resistant OCD, and institutional policies or protocols needed to effectively provide care for them.

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • 1:30-2:30 PM EST (UTC−05:00)
  • Webinar registration: bit.ly/bioethics-pham

Jennifer McCurdy presents at Michigan State Medical Society 26th Annual Conference on Bioethics

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How can physicians help improve health equity? Jennifer McCurdy, PhD, BSN, MH, HEC-C, presented “Beyond Patient Behavior: Using Structural Competency to Create Health Equity” at the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) 26th Annual Conference on Bioethics: Contemporary Challenges in Clinical Bioethics in November. McCurdy’s presentation explored the social, political, and economic contexts that act as barriers to patients care and impede physicians’ ability to effectively treat them. Visit our blog to read more.

Medical Legal Partnerships: A Tool to Help Address the Social Determinants of Health

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Visit our blog to learn more about our December Bioethics for Breakfast session that featured Megan Hoberg and Pamela Hoekwater of Legal Aid of Western Michigan. They provided an overview of medical legal partnerships (MLPs) and their impact. Bioethics for Breakfast is generously sponsored by Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman.

Recording available: Precision Medicine and Distributive Justice: Wicked Problems for Democratic Deliberation

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This webinar was presented by Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, on November 16 as part of our Bioethics Public Seminar Series. Dr. Fleck addresses the extremely complex problems of health care justice generated by metastatic cancer and costly precision medicines. The recording is available with closed captions.