Latest Hastings Center Stories
To celebrate 40 years of pioneering bioethics publication, the Hastings Center Report, the world's first bioethics journal, looked to the future, asking young scholars to write about what the next generation of bioethicists should take up.
Organizations that seek to provide health care, food, and other services to people held in drug detention centers in developing countries often face ethical dilemmas: Are they doing more good than harm?
The researcher whose revelations about unethical U.S. studies on syphilis in Guatemala in the 1940's led to apologies from the Obama administration last week has written a commentary for Bioethics Forum, the Hastings Center's online publication.
As government support for personalized medicine grows, a consumer advocate, a patient, and bioethicists explore ethical controversies.
The first study to look at simplified English-language consent forms translated into another language calls into question the common belief that a translated consent form meets readability standards.
Although informed consent is an ethical cornerstone in research with humans, some studies suggests that volunteers often do not understand key aspects of the research in which they participate.
The firestorm that followed the November 2009 release of guidelines that would have reduced use of screening mammograms in women aged 40 to 49 highlights challenges for implementing the findings of comparative effectiveness research (CER).
New England Journal of Medicine commentary examines new pediatric DSM category.
Troubled children diagnosed with bipolar disorder may fare better with a different diagnosis
The latest issue of the Hastings Center Report features articles on "medicalized" weapons that temporarily incapacitate targets, sharing the benefits of newly found biological resources, and applications of GINA (the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act).
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.