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Upcoming Webinars


Wednesday May 19th, 2021—4:00pm
Contraceptive Justice: Why We Need a Male Pill
Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD
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Dr. Campo-Engelstein, PhD is the Director of the Institute for Bioethics & Health Humanities as well as the Harris L. Kempner Chair in the Humanities in Medicine. She is also Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine and Population Health at University of Texas Medical Branch. In this webinar she discusses the ethics of contraceptive justice and the need for a male contraceptive pill.


Wednesday Jun 16th, 2021—4:00pm
Dementia Advance Directives - Stop Eating and Drinking Directives
Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD, HEC-C
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In this webinar, Dr. Pope will detail some of the options available for advanced directives for persons with dementia, and the legal structure to voluntarily stop eating and drinking.

Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD, HEC-C, is a professor at Health Law Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and holds adjunct positions at the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology and the Alden March Bioethics Institute. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, St. George's University (Grenada, West Indies) and Affiliate Faculty, University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics. As a law professor and bioethicist, he examines using the law both to improve medical decision making and to protect patient rights at the end of life.


Wednesday Jul 21st, 2021—4:00pm
Providing Gender-Affirming Healthcare
Leonardo Candelario Pérez, PhD
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Leonardo Candelario Pérez, PhD is a sexual health psychologist and co-chair of Adolescent Gender Services at Health Partners, a consultant for the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health, and the LGBTQI+ consultant for Centro Tyrone Guzman. Dr. Leo will be sharing with us the importance and methods of providing gender-affirming healthcare.


Wednesday Aug 18th, 2021—4:00pm
Buprenorphine: Data-waived Providers’ Geographic Distribution in Arizona
Benjamin Brady, DrPH, and Bryna Koch, MPH
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Buprenorphine is used to treat opioid use disorder. In order to prescribe it, however, professionals are required to take training and apply for a waiver. That requirement was set to be removed in January 2021, but President Biden withdrew that option. Dr. Brady and Ms. Koch will share the data regarding the geographic distribution of the providers' waivers and discuss best practice policies for the future in opioid use disorder.

Update: Even though the Biden administration removed some of the restrictions on medical professionals' ability to give buprenorphine, there is much to learn still from the geographic distribution of the waivers.

News and Events


Highlights: 4th Annual Conference


The Fourth Annual Conference of the Arizona Bioethics Network (ABN) took place on April 11, 2014 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Tempe, AZ. Approximately 70 members of  ABN were in attendance. The theme of the conference was "Courage and Compassion in Healthcare".
Images:
Francoise Baylis, Group Discussion, Barbara Fargotstein

Should Arizonans have the right to die with dignity?


Did you miss this?  Watch the recording here!  Should Arizonans have the right to die with dignity?" is an informative event centered around a moderated panel discussion. The panel will consist of ethics experts on both sides of the aid in dying issue, and is designed to thoughtfully address each side of this often fiercely debated topic. Two of these experts include Courtney Campbell, Professor of Ethics, Science, and the Environment in the Department of Philosophy at Oregon State University and Helene Starks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical History and Ethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In addition to the panel's exploration, graduate students from ASU's Applied Ethics and the Professions-Biomedical and Health Ethics program will provide additional information to assist participants in better understanding the landscape of assisted dying in the states in which it is legal, as well as possibilities that have been proposed for Arizona specifically.    

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