Tag: ethics

Posted on November 15, 2015

CRISPR: A TOOL FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING THAT CHANGES THE GAME- BIG TIME.

JENNIFER KAHN Bacteria were thought to have only a rudimentary immune system, which simply attacked anything unfamiliar on sight. But researchers speculated that Crispr, which stored fragments of virus DNA in serial compartments, might actually be part of a human-style immune system: one that keeps records of past diseases in order to repel them when […]

Posted on December 11, 2013

DESIGNING EXIT STRATEGIES IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS:

End of life management can become very complex because of the deep emotions involved, the uncertainty of the outcome, and the conflicting ideas about how to best manage the patient Case Study: The client was an 91 year old grandmother who had been in the ICU for 10 weeks. She had irreversible multi-system failure.  There was […]