Masonic Cancer Center
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2023
The Masonic Cancer Center (MCC) has retained its National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest federal rating a cancer center can achieve. The MCC is one of only two comprehensive cancer centers in Minnesota and 53 in the nation. The rigorous and highly competitive NCI designation process is undertaken every five years. This is the sixth consecutive time MCC has received the designation, this time with its highest score to date. The NCI designation will likely mean that the MCC will continue to receive support for its groundbreaking cancer research… Read More
Bioethics Webinars
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2023
The Center for Bioethics will present “Seen Yet Invisible: Lessons from Muslim Experiences at the Margins of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare,” on Friday, Sept. 23 from Noon - 1pm Central time. The webinar will feature Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc, FACEP, Professor and Vice Chair for Research and Scholarship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, presenting on how religious identity is often overlooked in DEI and health equity conversations. The webinar is the first of several that the Center for Bioethics will host this fall. Additional webinars will focus on immigration and health… Read More
Posted: Friday, September 1, 2023
Pandemic triage plans that consider age, disability, comorbidities, and prolonged post-hospital survival when allocating scarce treatment resources may discriminate against minoritized racial and ethnic groups, older adults, and individuals with disabilities, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open (JAMA Network Open). In the early stages of the COVID pandemic, the federal Office for Civil Rights at DHHS called for revisions to several US state pandemic preparedness plans. Despite these changes, the authors conclude that state plans still… Read More
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Ian Wolfe, PhD, MA, RN, is the lead author of a recent article in Pediatrics that reports on the results of an ethics conference workshop designed to identify and analyze policies, procedures, and practices in pediatric hospitals that contribute to structural racism. Using an antiracist framework, the workshop focused on 21 examples that fell within 7 broader classifications of hospital policy (including policies addressing hospital security and staff safety, patient visitation, behavioral contracts, and medical decision-making). The workshop generated a list of actionable recommendations.… Read More