Six Degrees of Bioethics Separation: Using Black Panther to Talk About Rationing.

    OF COURSE I SAW BLACK PANTHER. I mean hello - I grew up in the height of the Washington, D.C.,┬áPan-Africanism movement. I have baby pictures on a kente cloth playmat. What else could I be doing opening weekend?? I'm still recovering from my Wakanda experience. I need a Shield Blanket, I plan on … Continue reading Six Degrees of Bioethics Separation: Using Black Panther to Talk About Rationing.

The Magical Negro: Validating Black Patients’ Pain.

Recently, there have been multiple news articles addressing how Black people are not receiving adequate validation of their pain in healthcare settings. Jahi McMath's case was a prime example of this. Jahi was a 13 year old girl who was declared brain as a result of complications from a tonsillectomy. Though she is more well … Continue reading The Magical Negro: Validating Black Patients’ Pain.

Six Degrees of Bioethics Separation: The Space Time Continuum

(If you are not caught up with CW's The Flash, there are some teeny, tiny spoilers in this post! You've been forewarned.) I've been posting a lot of serious pieces lately on The Neighborhood Bioethicist, so I thought we should have some fun this week. So we will play a little game called Six Degrees … Continue reading Six Degrees of Bioethics Separation: The Space Time Continuum

Why Charlie Gard’s Story Happened the Way it Did: A Legal Analysis

A few days before I published last week's post, I saw the news of Charlie Gard's death on CNN. It was really a solemn moment for me - bioethics can help you rationalize death, but you never quite get used to it. Infants and children, especially, leave my heart feeling a bit like a festering … Continue reading Why Charlie Gard’s Story Happened the Way it Did: A Legal Analysis

Can We Talk: Organ Donation (Social Media Ethics)

Welcome to our last installment in our organ donation series. If you've missed the previous posts, you can find them here (part 1) and here (part 2). This time we will compare and contrast of the pros and cons of using social media to recruit organ donors. According to the digital marketing website, Smart Insights, … Continue reading Can We Talk: Organ Donation (Social Media Ethics)