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AMA Journal of Ethics essay by James Childress and Marcia Day Childress

In its May 2020 issue, the AMA Journal of Ethics carried an essay by James Childress and Marcia Day Childress, "What Does the Evolution from Informed Consent to Shared Decision…

Fralin Museum of Art curator Jordan Love’s recent blog post for the American Alliance of Museums

Fralin Museum of Art curator Jordan Love's recent blog post for the American Alliance of Museums reflects on the many cross-connections between medicine and the arts in pandemic times past…

What Can Medical Students Learn From Art History? The University of Virginia’s New Course Reveals How Art Shaped Our Understanding of Plagues

The popular online ARTNET news service did a story about "Confronting Epidemics—Perspectives from History, Ethics, and the Arts," an intensive required course for the UVA School of Medicine Classes of…

COVID-19 Ethics Resources

This portion of our website provides relevant articles from the literature regarding ethical issues that have or may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep it updated, and welcome…

1918 Flu Pandemic – Lessons for Today

In fall 2018, Medical Center Hour offered Influenza! 1918-2018,  a three-program series on the 1918 global influenza pandemic to raise awareness for 21st century public health preparedness. Looking back helps…

Medical Center Hour’s two latest Hayden-Farr Lectures, in October 2018 and November 2019, dealt with the challenges of global pandemic infectious disease.

Medical Center Hour’s two latest Hayden-Farr Lectures, in October 2018 and November 2019, dealt with the challenges of global pandemic infectious disease. In 2018, physician-scientist Jeffery Taubenberger discussed lessons from…

Director Mary Faith Marshall is consulted for KHN article on recent Texas “inappropriate treatment” case.

Dr. Marshall is consulted in a Kaiser Health News article about the case of Tinslee Lewis, a Texas baby at the center of a dispute between family and health care…

Lois Shepherd publishes new AJOB commentary on “usual care” studies

Professor Lois Shepherd, in this peer commentary published in January 2020 in the American Journal of Bioethics, explains that much of the debate about comparative effectiveness research “involves a disagreement…

40th Anniversary and 8th Edition of Principles of Biomedical Ethics, by Jim Childress and Tom Beauchamp

Now in print, from Oxford University Press: 40th anniversary and 8th edition of Principles of Biomedical Ethics. Cheers to Jim Childress of the Center’s core faculty and to Tom Beauchamp…

Clinician’s Eye workshops discussed in UVA Today Story

See this UVA Today story about the Clinician’s Eye workshops completed at UVA’s Fralin Museum during the week of Halloween by all second-year medical students. The museum director will be…