The Book “Ethics & Health Care – An Introduction” published by our own John Moskop PhD



Just published book written by our very own John Moskop, PhD,

He is the Professor of Internal Medicine and Wallace and Mona Wu Chair of Biomedical Ethics at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He chairs the Clinical Ethics Committee at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is the author of more than one hundred articles and book chapters on a broad range of topics in bioethics.

About the book

Who should have access to assisted reproductive technologies? Which one of many seriously ill patients should be offered the next available transplant organ? When may a surrogate decision maker decide to withdraw life-prolonging measures from an unconscious patient? Questions like these feature prominently in the field of health care ethics and in the education of health care professionals. This book provides a concise introduction to the major concepts, principles and issues in health care ethics, using case studies throughout to illustrate and analyze challenging ethical issues in contemporary health care. Topics range widely, from confidentiality and truthfulness to end-of-life care and research on human subjects. Ethics and Health Care will be a vital resource for students of applied ethics, bioethics, professional ethics, health law and medical sociology, as well as students of medicine, nursing and other health care professions.

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Bioethics Seminar – 5 April – Is There a Place For Race In Precision Medicine?

Kahn_Jonathan-225x315JONATHAN KAHN, JD, PhD, James E. Kelley Chair in Tort Law, & Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Kahn is a thoughtful and prolific scholar and critical thinker, who specializes in addressing biotechnology’s implications for our ideas of identity, rights, and citizenship, with a particular focus on race and justice. In particular, his work combines law, policy, biology, and bioethics to address the challenges posed by racial categorizations and genetic associations in the pharmaceutical industry.

Refreshments to follow

Tuesday 5 April 4:00-5:00 pm
Room 4001, 525@Vine
Winston-Salem NC, 27101 (WFU Downtown Campus)

Bioethics Seminar – 3 March – Henry Beecher’s Bombshell at 50: “Ethics & Clinical Research” Revisited

Robert Turrell Professor and Chair, Department of Medical History and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lederer photoDr. Lederer is the Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Bioethics, and Chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is spending the spring semester at UNC-Chapel Hill as the 2016
UNC-Duke Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Dr. Lederer is the author of numerous important articles and books examining the history of medicine and medical research; medicine and society in twentieth-century America; race, medicine, and public health; medicine and popular culture; research ethics; and the
history of medical ethics. She is currently at work on a biography of Dr. Henry Beecher. Her lecture revisits his classic 1966 article on

research ethics in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Thursday 3 March 4:00-5:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

Reception to follow

WFU School of Law – Health Law and Policy Program presents ‘Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina’ – 25 January 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program will host a panel of industry leaders to discuss the “Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina” from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public.

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell over the summer, the recent passage of Medicaid reforms and the upcoming presidential election, many are wondering what the future holds for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, says Professor Mark Hall, director of the Health Law and Policy Program and co-director of the Graduate Program in Bioethics.

“This event will allow participants to learn more about the current state of North Carolina’s Medicaid system, as well as the benefits and detriments of expansion from several big names in health policy,” he explained.

The panel, moderated by Professor Mark Hall,  will include state Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth), one of the major movers for Medicaid reform; Brad Wilson (JD ’78), president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; Janet Hoy, the chair of the Healthcare Roundtable for the League of Women Voters in North Carolina; and Katherine Restrepo, the Health and Human Services Policy Analyst for the John Locke Foundation.

“Please join us for an evening of education and frank discussion on an important issue,” Hall added.

The event is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Health News.

Exploring Ethics Series – December 1st – Ethical Issues in Neonatal & Perinatal End-of-Life Care

Christine Elizabeth Bishop, M.D.

CHRISTINE BISHOP, MD, MA, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Wake Forest School of Medicine,
Chair of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Subcommittee, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Alumna of the Graduate Program in Bioethics, Wake Forest University
12:00-1:00 PM
Conference Room 10C, 10th Floor Conference Room, Comprehensive Cancer Center at WFBMC.

To register, please visit (Registration can also be completed on site

Bioethics Seminar – 3 November – The Authority of the Ethics Consultant

This fall’s Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society lecture series features visiting speakers whose work illustrates the varied uses of narrative and viewpoint in bioethics

The Authority of the Ethics Consultant
Tuesday 3 November 5:00-6:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404 Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Hawaii–Manoa

Dr. Kipnis has taught in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii since 1979. This semester, he is Visiting Professor at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. His areas of specialization are ethics and philosophy of law. He has published over 50 articles and authored, co-authored, or edited eight books, on topics including ethics in pediatrics, legal ethics, prison and military medicine, criminal justice, research ethics, and disaster health care. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Medical Association’s Chicago headquarters and a Visiting Senior Faculty member at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He serves regularly as an expert witness in ethics- related court cases. His lecture addresses the connections between the viewpoint of bioethics and the the role of ethics expertise in consultation and in the courtroom.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy, Wake Forest University
Refreshments to follow

October 13 – Presentation – The Dialogic Case Study, Bioethics Pedagogy & the Ethics of Nature


Richard Robeson

Adjunct Professor of Practice-Bioethics, Dept. of Communication; Bioethics Faculty, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Case examples will cover a rich variety of subject/issue areas, but the centerpiece of the presentation will be a case involving bioethics, biotechnology and law, which was built in Robeson’s Spring 2011 M.A. in Bioethics class, and has since been featured a number of times at Wake Forest University School of Law, and in Spring 2013 COM 370 — “Communication Ethics/Bioethics: An Interface. “
4:00-5:00 PM, 102 Carswell Hall, Reynolda Campus


Nancy King, JD appointed to the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

Nancy King, JD, Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Bioethics, Health, & Society and Graduate Program in Bioethics, Wake Forest University, has been appointed by US Dept of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Burwell to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) for a 4-year term beginning 21st October 2015.

The SACHRP provides expert advice and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS on issues and topics pertaining to the protection of human research subjects. The Committee was created in 2001.

To date SACHRP has focused its attention on areas such as research involving children, prisoners, and individuals with impaired decision-making capacity; informed consent and the use of biospecimens; harmonization of human subjects regulations and guidance; the reduction of regulatory burden; the HIPAA Privacy Rule; community-engaged research, and accreditation.

In upcoming meetings, SACHRP will discuss recommendations to HHS about the recently released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on changes to the federal regulations for human subjects research.

Enrollment Deficits under the Affordable Care Act (Oct. 2015)

The Wake Forest Law School’s Health Law and Policy Center has issued a report on “enrollment deficits” under the Affordable Care Act,  in North Carolina’s rural counties.  Prepared with support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, this report focuses on the unenrolled population that is potentially eligible for subsidies through the “marketplace” exchange — in order to better target outreach and enrollment efforts.

Enrollments Deficits under the Affordable Care Act – October 2015 –

Edwin Shoaf, Research Associate and Mark A. Hall, Professor of Law & Public Health, Wake Forest University School of Law.

Bioethics Seminar – 6 October – Narrating Bioethics through Feminist Modes of Thinking

Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Dr. Rosemarie Tong retired in 2015 as Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics at UNC Charlotte. Internationally recognized for her contributions to feminist thought and bioethics, Dr. Tong has published 13 books and over 100 scholarly articles, providing expert advice and oversight regarding issues such as health care reform, genetic and reproductive technology, biomedical research, and ethics and public policy. Her lecture addresses the narrative perspectives of feminist bioethics.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy, Wake Forest University

Tuesday 6 October 5:00-6:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University
Reception to Follow