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Journal Cover Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
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  • Outcome Orientation: A Misconception of Probability That Harms Medical
           Research and Practice
    • Abstract: We are far too willing to reject the belief that much of what we see in life is random.Uncertainty is an everyday experience in medical research and practice, but theory and methods for reasoning clearly about uncertainty were developed only recently (Doll 1998; Hacking 1984; Salsburg 2001). Confirmation bias, selective memory, and many misleading heuristics are known enemies of the insightful clinician, researcher, or citizen (Kahneman 2011), but other snares worth exposing may lurk in how we reason about uncertainty in our everyday lives. Here we draw attention to a cognitive bias that is little known—or possibly unknown—to those outside the field of probability pedagogy. Described by Konold (1989) as the ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Twenty-First Century “Eugenics”': The Enduring Legacy
    • Abstract: In her 2001 book Building a Better Race, Wendy Kline argues that the end of World War II did not spell the demise of eugenics; instead, proponents of eugenics were flexible enough to adapt, increasingly emphasizing “positive eugenics” and social responsibility. When the earlier attempt at quarantine failed, with a leakage of “immorality” (for example, sex outside marriage) to white, middle-class women, eugenicists moved on to another public health–focused metaphor, that of preventive medicine. Emphasizing nurture as well as nature preserved the end goal of promoting what Kline refers to as “reproductive morality.” Concern with the “quality of future generations” made motherhood “a political act” (101, 126), with ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Tailored-to-You”: Public Engagement and the Political Legitimation of
           Precision Medicine
    • Abstract: Some patients tolerate a given drug well, without adverse reactions. For others, though, an identical dose of the same medication can have toxic effects. Moreover, while a drug can be effective at relieving symptoms for some patients, it may fail to do the same for others suffering with the same disease. With such variability in treatment responses, tailoring medical interventions to individual patients has long been an aspiration of medicine. Until recently, however, medicine lacked a clear understanding of the biological reasons for human variation in drug response. Attempting to adjust treatment to the individual patient, physicians have relied primarily on direct observation, trial-and-error, and, ultimately ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The AMA on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
    • Abstract: The American Medical Association (AMA) opposes physician-assisted suicide (PAS) on the grounds that it “would ultimately cause more harm than good,” because it is “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer,” and because it “would be difficult or impossible to control and would pose serious societal risks” (AMA 2016, Opinion 5.7). It condemns the practice of euthanasia as conducted by physicians (PE) for these reasons as well, and adds, by way of clarifying the serious risks at hand, that “euthanasia could readily be extended to incompetent patients and other vulnerable populations” (Opinion 5.8). In this essay I will attempt to rebut these charges. I will devote most of my attention to the ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Refusing Technology, Accepting Death: My Father’s Story
    • Abstract: In December 2004, at the age of 91, my father was told that his congestive heart failure had worsened and that his kidneys were functioning poorly. At best, the prognosis was that he had perhaps another year; at 86, my father had had a succession of three heart attacks before having surgery to place a stent in his coronary artery. The cardiologist who treated him then said he would get five or six good years from the stent, for which my father was grateful. Now, he believed that his time had come, and he wanted to see his grandchildren one last time.My family and I quickly made arrangements to travel 1,200 miles to make this last visit. We arrived late in the evening, and my mother answered the doorbell with the ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Ethics of Public Health Laws, and the Special Case of the New
           “Model Law”
    • Abstract: In 2012, a law against hiring models with a BMI below 18.5 was passed in Israel (Knesset 2012). In addition, every photoshopped advertisement must have a visible subtitle that indicates that the picture was photoshopped. Dr. Rachel Adatto, the initiator of the law, states that the law is “a beginning of a revolution against the anorectic beauty model ideal,” and that its aim is to prevent eating disorders that may lead to death in the aspiration to lose weight, especially among the general population of teenagers and young adults who are exposed to the thin role models in the media. Adi Barkan, a photographer and models’ agent, who was also involved in promoting the legislation, viewed it from a different angle. ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Cosmetic Medicine Revolution, the Goals of Medicine, and Bioethics
    • Abstract: This article reviews the development of a new set of practices within modern medicine that can generally be called “cosmetic medicine,” practices that include cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and cosmetic gynecology. I argue that the development of such fields indicates a fundamental change in the practice of medicine. After reviewing the possible explanations proposed for such developments, in order to indicate the social and cultural origin of the driving forces, I discuss the implications of these revolutionary changes for the perceived goal of medicine. Of particular importance is the development of beauty as the main goal in cosmetic medicine. The development of the new fields supports the idea that ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at Henrietta Lacks
    • Abstract: What are we to make of Henrietta Lacks' After dying at a young age more than half a century ago, she has now become immortal twice—once biologically, and once culturally.She was first immortalized when cells from her cervical biopsy were cultured and became the first immortal cell line. The idea that this made Lacks herself immortal illustrates the dangerous temptations of genetic reductionism and literary license. Such literary license is illustrated by the title of Rebecca Skloot’s remarkable 2011 bestselling book about Lacks and her cells. Skloot wrote a treatise that is at once a detective novel, an analysis of the conundrums of research ethics, a call for health system reform, and an exploration of racism in ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Transgender Patients, Hospitalists, and Ethical Care
    • Abstract: A 28-year-old female-to-male transgender patient presents to the emergency room with one day of pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. The patient is found to have an acute pulmonary embolus and is admitted is to the academic hospitalist teaching service for further management.The transgender population is diverse in gender identity, expression, and sexual orientation (Winter et al. 2016). Although estimates vary, one study suggests that 0.3% of adults identify as transgender (Gates 2011). The U.S. National Transgender Discrimination Survey revealed that 28% of transgender adults have experienced harassment in medical settings, 19% reported being refused care, and 28% postponed care because of discrimination ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Trees to Rhizomes
    • Abstract: The man had fallen in the hospital recovery room while attempting to put on his pants, readying himself to return home after an outpatient procedure. The case seemed so pedestrian at first. The emergency department charge nurse was annoyed; she called it a dump. “They’re sending a patient from the PACU to the ER!” she fumed. “Why can’t they take care of their own problems up there' Isn’t this a hospital'”I could relate to the gut aversion to having yet another patient in an already busy emergency department. The case did not fit our usual model. Most patients arrive at the emergency department from outside the hospital, by private car or ambulance. It was tempting say that this was outside our scope of ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Thinking Through the Pain
    • Abstract: While researching my 2001 book on sickle cell disease, I became aware of the politics of pain. In that malady—a painful disorder associated with African Americans and characterized by frequent infections and recurring painful “crises”—the politics of pain recognition and adequate relief intersect not only with drug concerns, but also with American racial politics. One cannot understand fully the history of sickle cell patients without understanding politics on two levels: the macropolitics of race in America and the micropolitics of medicinal encounters. How these two kinds of politics collided in clinical decision-making about diagnosis, treatment, and pain management has long been a focus of my scholarship—not ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reconsidering Samuel: A Mental Health Caretaker at a Ghanaian Prayer Camp
    • Abstract: Since early 2014, i have studied what life is like for staff in a mental health sanatorium at a Ghanaian prayer camp. I have traveled to the camp on six occasions to observe its rhythms and routines and interview staff about their work. What follows is an informal reflection on the role of prayer camps as a source of mental health care in Ghana. The text is based on my experience conducting the research at the camp, rather than a formal reporting of results. As such, I make minimal references to theoretical frameworks and previous literature and instead have relied on my own field notes and recreated conversations I had with one staff member in particular.Despite longstanding records of human rights abuses, many ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyond Mind and Body
    • Abstract: In 1979, James S. and Jean M. Goodwin and Albert V. Vogel published the first of what became a series of articles that studied current patterns of placebo use. They surveyed 60 house officers and 37 nurses in a New Mexico teaching hospital. Only five of the 1900 patients hospitalized during the study period had received a placebo. Their subjects underestimated the pain relief provided by placebos and believed that a positive placebo response showed that the pain was psychogenic and not “real.” The few patients who were prescribed placebos tended to be those whom the staff most disliked (Goodwin, Goodwin, and Vogel 1979). A few other studies published during the 1980s showed similar results.Fast forward now to 2010. ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Bioethics’ Contradiction: Everyday Ethics and the Morality System
    • Abstract: In one of Richard Zaner’s (2004) tales of ethics consultation practice, a moment occurs that might be comic, except for the gravity of the situation. Zaner goes to visit the parents of an infant with multiple problems who has been admitted to neonatal intensive care. He introduces himself awkwardly, and the child’s father responds: “‘Why,’ he bluntly asked, ‘are you here now'’ And with, again, exemplary frankness, he pointedly demanded, eyes narrowing in that knowing way, full of suspicion: ‘Has someone been acting unethically'’” (5). Webb Keane’s Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories (2016) never discusses bioethics and gives minimal attention to medical anthropologists who have contributed significantly ... Read More
      Keywords: Medicine; Eugenics; Personalized medicine; Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Terminal care; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; Terminally ill; Models (Persons); Body weight; Eating disorders in women; Human body; Anorexia nervosa; Surgery, Plastic;
      PubDate: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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