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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

New Bioethics Commission Classroom Discussion Guides Now Available

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has released two Classroom Discussion Guides to help instructors at various educational levels integrate ethics discussions into their courses. The discussion guides explore contemporary issues that have been addressed by the Bioethics Commission. The classroom discussion guides provide prompts and questions that instructors can […]

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Modernizing Human Subjects Research Protections: Informed Consent for Genetic Research

This is the third installment of a new blog series—Modernizing Human Subject Research Protections—taking a closer look at the recent notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that suggests revisions to the Common Rule governing federally funded human subjects research. The NPRM draws on the work of the Bioethics Commission, and its ethical underpinnings mirror the analysis […]

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Modernizing Human Subjects Research Protection: Applying the Principle of Regulatory Parsimony

This is the second blog post in our series Modernizing Human Subjects Research Protections, which analyzes the relationship between the recently released notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), proposing changes to the Common Rule governing federally supported human subjects research, and the Bioethics Commission’s work. This post reviews the relationship between the NPRM and portions of […]

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New Bioethics Commission Public Health Case Studies Now Available

Last week, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released a set of Public Health Case Studies that provides professionals and educators with opportunities to explore ethical issues that might arise in the course of their work or students’ future work. The case studies explore contemporary issues that have been addressed […]

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New Bioethics Commission Educational Materials and Improved Website Access

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has released new educational materials and unveiled a reorganized webpage to facilitate easier access to all of its educational resources. New materials include Users Guides that provide field-specific directories to Bioethics Commission educational materials, Public Health Case Studies that provide public health professionals and […]

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Modernizing Human Subjects Research Protections: A Blog Series on Recent Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule

Last week, 16 federal departments and agencies released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to revise the Common Rule – the regulations that govern the ethical conduct of federally supported human subjects research. This highly anticipated NPRM arrived more than four years after the July 2011 release of an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) […]

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Bioethics Deliberation and Education in Safeguarding Children

In the most recent post for the “Deliberation and Education” series, we examined the role of deliberation in the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) fourth report Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome Sequencing. While not specifically citing democratic deliberation in its recommendations in Privacy and Progress, the Bioethics Commission actively […]

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Roundtable: Brainstorming Ideas on Education and Deliberation

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) closed its discussion of democratic deliberation and bioethics education with a roundtable discussion involving Bioethics Commission members and presenters. Amy Gutmann, chair of the Bioethics Commission, kicked off the session by asking the panelists to share their thoughts on how the Bioethics Commission could strengthen […]

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Teaching and Evaluating Ethics Education, Fostering and Measuring Success

At today’s meeting, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) resumed its consideration of the many facets of effective deliberation and education surrounding bioethical issues by looking at two related issues: teaching ethics and deliberative skills, and fostering and measuring the efficacy of ethics-related education curriculum and deliberative processes. In its […]

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Fluency in Science and Ethics

Continuing its discussion of the role of deliberation and education in bioethics, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) turned to a broad consideration of how to improve fluency in science and ethics. Lisa M. Lee, Executive Director of the Bioethics Commission, discussed the current state of bioethics education, particularly the […]

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