Bioethics: The Dilemmas of Modern Medicine

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Johns Hopkins University

Jeffrey Kahn is the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, where he is also the inaugural Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy. Professor Kahn is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine where he currently chairs the Board on Health Sciences Policy, and is an elected Fellow of The Hastings Center. His publications include three books and over 125 articles, and he speaks and writes widely for public audiences on the controversial bioethics issues of our day.


Current Medical Ethical Issues

In this lecture, Professor Kahn will examine the state of health care and biomedical research in the U.S. and around the globe, through the lens of ethics. The lecture will start with some historical context and examples from bioethics, and draw some parallels from the past for the current state of our public discussions on a range of controversial bioethics issues.

Topics will include current medical ethical issues  including the practices of research involving patients as well as healthy subjects, the debates about the beginning and end of life, reproductive technologies, transplantation, and the latest cutting edge research in genetics and genomics.



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