CBH Journal Club

The faculty of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities announce the formation of the CBH Journal Club, a monthly seminar discussing recent and classic journal articles in bioethics and the medical humanities.

Journal Club meetings will be held from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in 3507 Setnor (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all at Upstate.

For more information about the CBH Journal Club, or to be added to our mailing list, please call 464.5404.

Please feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch! SUNY Upstate faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

CBH Journal Club

2017-18 Season

September 15, 2017

"Perceptions of Control and Unrealistic Optimism in Early-Phase Cancer Trials External Icon"
Journal of Medical Ethics online, August 2017

Discussion led by Sondra Mott, RN, BA, MS

October 13, 2017

Excerpts from Eli Clare's book, "Brilliant Imperfection:  Grappling with Cure PDF Icon"

Discussion led by Rebecca Garden, PhD

November 10, 2017

"Lowering the Age of Consent:  Pushing Back Against the Anti-Vaccine Movement External Icon", Allison M. Whelan
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 44(3); Fall 2016: 462-73.

Discussion led by Robert Olick, JD, PhD

December 8, 2017

"Color Corrected:  Is "Diversity" an Improvement in Affirmative Action, or the End of it? External Icon", Kelefa Sanneh
The New Yorker, October 9, 2017: 71-75.

Discussion led by Gregory Eastwood, MD

January 12, 2018

"Smart Homes, Private Homes?  An Empirical Study of Technology Researchers' Perception of Ethical Isssues in Developing Smart-Home Health Technologies External Icon", Giles Birchley, et al.
BMC Medical Ethics (2017) 18:23.

Discussion led by Anthony Weiss, MD

February 9, 2018

"Saving or Creating: Which are We Doing When We Resuscitate Extremely Preterm Infants? External Icon", Travis N. Rieder.  
The American Journal of Bioethics, 2017;17(8): 4-12.

Discussion led by Amy Caruso Brown, MD

March 9, 2018

Excerpt from "Slow Medicine:  The Way to Healing PDF Icon", Dr. Victoria Sweet. 

Discussion led by Deirdre Neilen, PhD

April 13, 2018

 Excerpt from "Responsibility for Justice PDF Icon", by Dr. Iris Marion Young.

Discussion led by Jim Dwyer, PhD

May 11, 2018

"Nudge Units to Improve the Delivery of Health Care External Icon", MS Patel, KG Volpp, and DA Asch.
New England Journal of Medicine, 2018: 378(3): 214-216.

Discussion led by Kathy Faber-Langendoen, MD


CBH Journal Club - Past Sessions
October 14, 2016
(3509 Setnor)

Aldo Leopold's "The Land Ethic"
from A Sand County Almanac, 1949

Discussion led by James Dwyer, PhD

November 11, 2016

"Ethics Consultation Quality Assessment Tool External Icon", RA Pearlman, et al.
American Journal of Bioethics 16(3):3-14, 206.

Discussion led by Gregory Eastwood, MD

December 9, 2016

"W;t", Margaret Edson
(3 key scenes will be discussed)

Discussion led by Deirdre Neilen, PhD

January 13, 2017

"Autonomy, Paternalism, and Justice: Ethical Priorities in Public Health", David Buchanan
American Journal of Public Health, 98.1(2008): 15-21.

Discussion led by Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH

February 3, 2017

"The Affordable Care Act: Moving Forward in the Coming Years External Icon", Lawrence O. Gostin, et al.
JAMA, 2017; 317(1):19-20.

Discussion led by Robert S. Olick, JD, PhD

March 10, 2017

"Cutting Close to the Bone:  Student Trauma, Free Speech, and Institutional Responsibility in Medical Education External Icon", Kumagai, Jackson, and Razack. Acad Med, 2017; 317(1): 19-20.

Discussion led by Amy Caruso Brown, MD

April 7, 2017

"Why I Hope to Die at 75:  An Argument That Society and Families - and You - Will be Better Off if Nature Takes its Course Swiftly and Promptly", Ezekiel Emanuel.  The Atlantic, October 2014.

Discussion led by 1st Year Medical Students Marcus Kolber & John Echevarria

May 12, 2017

"Irrational Exuberance:  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation as a Fetish", Philip M. Rosoff and Lawrence J.Schneiderman.  American Journal of Bioethics, 2017; 17(2): 26-34.

Discussion led by Tom Curran, MD

June 2, 2017

"Is There a Duty to Die?", John Hardwig.  Hastings Center Report, 1997; 27(2): 34-42.

Discussion led by Kathy Faber-Langendoen, MD