Football, End-of-Life Care, and Patient Privacy Among Topics at Annual Bioethics Conference
Should parents have the right to see a teen’s electronic health record? Will behavioral and mental health patients benefit from seeing notes from a therapist’s session? Should a college football player hoping for a professional career be dissuaded after a serious concussion?
Patient access to medical information was one of the key themes at “Florida Ethics: Debates, Decisions, Solutions,” a daylong conference hosted by the University of Miami and Florida Bioethics Network on April 12 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel. More than 300 professionals and students from throughout Florida and beyond attended the 27th annual conference organized by the UM Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy.
Seven faculty members at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received awards of recognition at this year’s Zubrod Memorial Lecture.
A 31-year-old woman with sickle cell disease who had suffered with crippling pain all her life now shows no sign of the disease after being treated at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
The Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), according to Roderick K. King, M.D., M.P.H., director and assistant dean for public health education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and C.E.O. of FIHI.
This year’s Second Look Day — an event in which accepted applicants who have not yet made a commitment are invited to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to learn more about what its academic programs have to offer — attracted a record number of participants.
A national study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has shown that the delivery of stem cells to the brain using a tiny catheter introduced through the groin into the carotid artery in the brain is safe for patients with strokes.