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The Program in Bioethics and Humanities at the University Carver College of Medicine in cooperatoin with the University College of Nursing, are pleased to announce that the Ethics in Healthcare 2018 Conference will be held on May 18, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM in 2117 MERF. For more information,...
The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society announces the 2018 R. Palmer Howard Dinner on Friday, April 27, 2018. Richard Keller, Professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, will speak on "Viral Markets: Economics, the Environment, and...
The History of Medicine Society invites you to hear Mariola Espinosa, Associate Professor, History Department, Director, Global Health Studies Program at the Universitiy of Iowa. Mariola will be presenting on "Tocame el Trigemino": Asuerotherapy, Popular Culture, and the Global Medical...
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor The Program in Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine invites applications from physician-ethicists who have a special interest in research ethics. The successful candidate will join an integrated group of bioethicists in a...
BIOETHICS AND HUMANITIES SEMINAR (scheduled for Fall Semester, 2017) The Bioethics and Humanities Seminar is a one-credit hour elective course directed by Lauris Kaldjian, MD, PhD. The Seminar will meet every Tuesday from 12:00-12:50 PM (minus Thanksgiving week), starting August 22, 2017 and ending...
Patients with co-existing cancer and mental illness must be given special attention due to the vulnerability that is created by their compromised psychological ability to comprehend the meaning of their cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. They are at increased risk for mortality due to many...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance on the use of "electronic informed consent" (eIC) in FDA-regulated clinical trials of medical products, including drugs and biological products, medical devices, and combinations of those products for human use. As part of an...
The UIHC Ethics Consult Service officially started on June 2, 2014. The Service is a resource for patients, family members, or health professionals at UIHC who would like help addressing an ethical question or issue related to a patient's care. During the first year of the Service, there were a...
Marc Polacco, a recent graduate of the Carver College of Medicine, and his colleagues administered an anonymous online survey of medical students, interns, and faculty to examine self-reported adherence to hand hygiene opportunities. They found variation in self-reported adherence ranged from...
The aim of this study was to test the separate effectiveness of interactivity and multimedia at improving participant understanding and confidence in understanding of informed consent compared with a standard, face-to-face biobank consent process. A 2 (face-to-face versus multimedia) x 2 (standard...