Caring for Older Adults in Disasters: A Curriculum for Health Professionals – Lesson 6-1, Ethical-Legal Special Considerations for the Older Adult PopulationLillian Ringel, Judith Ahronheim – Alumni
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health – December 1, 2015View Full Article
The purpose of this curriculum is to enable educators to teach health professionals about caring for older adults in disasters. A wide range of health professions can use this curriculum.
- Matthew Dias – Student
Bioethics.net – November 5, 2015View Full Article
This October, reports surfaced that a psychologist deliberately blinded a North Carolina woman named Jewel Shuping, per her request. Thirty-year-old Shuping suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder (“BIID”), a psychiatric condition in which individuals experience an overwhelming, lifelong desire to develop a disability—most often by amputating a limb but sometimes by maiming an organ.
- Lisa Kearns, MS, MA – Student
Bioethics.net – October 20, 2015View Full Article
The conservative press’s reaction to Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of California’s “right-to-try” bill recently was surprising—not because of the vitriol expressed, or because the writers strongly supported the legislation, which was overwhelmingly popular in the state.
- Rovert Klitzman, Lillian Ringel – Alumna
The Advisor Online – September 1, 2015View Full Article
- Lillian Ringel, Stephanie Holmquist – Alumna
The Hastings Center – July 5, 2015View Full Article
Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and nicotine withdrawal: a qualitative study of patient perceptionsCarl Erik Fisher, Romilda Nellen, Anja Frei, Anne Catherine Beichl, Nina Hiestand, Alice Huber, Anna Buadze, Dominique Eich –
BMC Psychiatry – June 16, 2015View Full Article
Nicotine use has been reported to ameliorate symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Furthermore, adults with ADHD have a relatively high prevalence of cigarette smoking and greater difficulty abstaining from smoking. Overall, though, there is scant literature investigating the beliefs, perceptions and experiences of smokers with ADHD regarding smoking cessation and withdrawal.
- Bela Fishebyn – Alumna
The American Journal of Bioethics – May 13, 2015View Full Article
- Bergstresser, Sara M. – Student
The American Journal of Bioethics – April 9, 2015View Full Article
There is a basic lack of trust in information that is disseminated through official sources, and this has troubling implications for the future of public health in the United States and beyond… our attentions should shift away from the case itself and toward the reestablishment of trust in public health.
- Kearns, Lisa; Caplan, Arthur L. – Student
Hartford Courant – April 6, 2015View Full Article
Last month, the General Assembly's Public Health Committee unanimously approved and sent to the House floor a bill that purports to grant terminally ill patients access to medicines and therapies not yet approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. This type of "right to try" legislation has been championed as a quick, merciful end run around the lengthy FDA process for approving new drugs. Thirteen states have already passed such laws. Connecticut should not join them.