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AMA Journal of Ethics: Conscientious Objection (March 2013) Archive.org: The Belmont report: ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research. The Atlantic: Connecticut 17-Year-Old Cassandra Fights Over Forced Chemotherapy Under Mature Minor Doctrine. A 17-year old Connecticut girl is currently confined to a hospital room against her will and receiving life-saving treatment that she does not want.

The Atlantic: Connecticut 17-Year-Old Cassandra Fights Over Forced Chemotherapy Under Mature Minor Doctrine

The girl, identified only as Cassandra C., was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September. The disease infiltrates essential components of the body’s immune system, specifically weakening the lymphatic tissue, which helps fight infection. Though fatal, patients often have a high survival rate with early treatment. Yet, Cassandra was adamantly against treatment from the beginning, according to the Hartford Courant. Her mother, Jackie Fortin, supported the teenager’s decision and allowed her to miss several appointments for treatment. CDC: U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee.

1895 Booker T.

CDC: U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee

Washington at the Atlanta Cotton Exposition, outlines his dream for black economic development and gains support of northern philanthropists, including Julius Rosenwald (President of Sears, Roebuck and Company). 1900 Tuskegee educational experiment gains widespread support. Rosenwald Fund provides monies to develop schools, factories, businesses, and agriculture. 1915 Booker T. Washington dies; Robert Moton continues work. 1926 Health is seen as inhibiting development and major health initiative is started. 1929 Aggressive treatment approach initiated with mercury and bismuth. "Wall Street Crash"--economic depression begins. 1931 Rosenwald Fund cuts support to development projects. 1932 Follow-up effort organized into study of 399 men with syphilis and 201 without. 1934 First papers suggest health effects of untreated syphilis. 1936 Major paper published. 1940 Efforts made to hinder men from getting treatment ordered under the military draft effort.

Legal Information Institute: Prince v. Massachusetts (1944) Prince v.

Legal Information Institute: Prince v. Massachusetts (1944)

Massachusetts (No. 98) Argued: December 14, 1943 Decided: January 31, 1944 Syllabus 1. Held -- as applied [p159] to a guardian who furnished a minor ward with religious literature and permitted the minor to distribute the same on the streets, although the guardian accompanied the minor and both were -- acting in accord with their religious beliefs -- not violative of freedom of religion, nor a denial of the equal protection of the laws, under the Fourteenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution. The New York Times: The Biotech Death of Jesse Gelsinger. The jagged peak of Mount Wrightson towers 9,450 feet above Tucson, overlooking a deep gorge where the prickly pear cactus that dots the desert floor gives way to a lush forest of ponderosa pine.

The New York Times: The Biotech Death of Jesse Gelsinger

It is said that this is as close to heaven as you can get in southern Arizona. Jesse Gelsinger loved this place. So it was here, on a clear Sunday afternoon in early November, that Paul Gelsinger laid his 18-year-old son to rest, seven weeks after a gene-therapy experiment cost him his life. The ceremony was simple and impromptu. Two dozen mourners -- Jesse's father; his mother, Pattie; his stepmother, Mickie; and two sisters, a brother, three doctors and a smattering of friends -- trudged five miles along a steep trail to reach the rocky outcropping at the top. NOVA: The Hippocratic Oath Today. Share.

NOVA: The Hippocratic Oath Today

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues: Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research. Skip to main content Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues issued its report concerning federally-sponsored research involving human volunteers, concluding that current rules and regulations provide adequate safeguards to mitigate risk.

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues: Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research

In its report, Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research, the Commission also recommended 14 changes to current practices to better protect research subjects, and called on the federal government to improve its tracking of research programs supported with taxpayer dollars. President Obama requested that the Commission undertake an assessment of research standards following the October 2010 revelation that the U.S.

Protecting Human Subject Research Participants. U.S. Department of Health & Human Sciences: The Belmont Report. Washington Post: Here’s what you need to know about the Hobby Lobby case. On Tuesday March 25, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Sebelius v.

Washington Post: Here’s what you need to know about the Hobby Lobby case

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, two highly anticipated cases that deal with the Affordable Care Act, religious freedom and women's access to contraception. The case won't be decided Tuesday, but we could get a clear indication of which way the justices are leaning. Here's what you need to know — and who to read — before tomorrow. Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and his mother Barbara Green stand outside the federal courthouse in Oklahoma City on Friday, July 19, 2013. What are these cases about? It all starts with the Affordable Care Act. The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties don't have a problem with offering insurance that covers most forms of birth control, but they aren't willing to cover emergency contraceptives — like Plan B or ella -- or IUDs. YouTube: Apology to Survivors of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.