How the world is reacting to the global coronavirus emergency raises serious ethical questions about the responsibilities of the public and governments. Heather Anderson, graduate student in the IU Center for Bioethics, details how medical and ethical frameworks can guide the response to this epidemic.
I would like to begin this post with a few statistics from the CDC: Statistic #1 Pregnant women are twice as likely to be hospitalized if they contract influenza. Statistic #2 69% of reported whooping cough deaths occur in babies less than 2 month old. Statistic #3 Only 1 in 3 pregnant women receive the […]
Cultural Competency in Medical Research In order to understand cultural competency, we should first come to some agreement on a definition. Unfortunately, there is no single, easy to express, definition. It is of primary importance to realize that the scope of cultural competency is vast and its application not universal. You are not going […]