Headlines: August 25, 2009
by Ted Hutchinson, Publications Director
Today the New York Times has an interesting article on a longtime friend of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, NIH bioethesist Ezekiel J. Emanuel. Emanuel has published many articles with JLME, has steered many other authors to the journal, and has often served as a peer reviewer. As a man with strong opinions (as well as being the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel), Zeke would probably always be controversial, but the article argues that his words have been badly taken out of context in the middle of the contentious health care reform debate.
Here is an article on two people who oppose health care reform, and the reasons why. A perceptive and thoughtful article on why so many people do not want reform.
This piece discusses using online date to research disease, and to bring patients together. An interesting think-piece about patient empowerment.
Finally, here is some more bad news about the swine flu pandemic; just what we need on an otherwise lovely Tuesday afternoon.
As always, I also want to remind readers that I am always looking for interesting headlines related to Law, Medicine, and Ethics. If you have a tip, please feel free to leave it in the comment section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you all have a good day!