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Insert Comma • A Portfolio of Leigh E. Rich
Categories: Books, Editorials, Ethics, Health, Media, Politics, Science, Social Science, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Prestidigitation vs. public trust

Or how we can learn to change the conversation and prevent powers from “organizing the discontent” By Leigh E. Rich When Drs. Silvia Camporesi, Mark Davis, and Maria Vaccarella (2017) approached the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry about a symposium on “Public Trust in Expert Knowledge” as well as a panel session at the October 2016 […]

Categories: Editorials, Ethics, Media, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Which lane should we be in?

Some thoughts on print versus online, open access, and web presence: Future directions for the JBI and growing its global community By Michael A. Ashby and Leigh E. Rich For some time now, the editorial board (and various subcommittees) of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (JBI) has been giving a good deal of thought to […]

Categories: Books, Editorials, Education, Ethics, Social Science, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Afterthoughts and foresight

Digging through boxes of bygone beliefs and brooding about the burgeoning of bioethics By Leigh E. Rich I recently unearthed a box long lost in the back of my closet, a box that has travelled with me across several states and too many years. I don’t think of myself as a pack rat by any […]

Categories: Editorials, Ethics, Health, People, Social Science, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on “Born like this / Into this”

Tuberculosis, justice, and futuristic dinosaurs By Leigh E. Rich I was born of disease. Not in the same circumstances as too many still today and so many others in the past, but my existence—or at least key narratives from life courses entwined with my existence—are rooted in disease. Had it not been for the “Spanish […]

Categories: Ethics, Health, Social Science, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Nurses’ perspectives and medical errors

Nurses’ perspectives regarding the disclosure of errors to patients: A qualitative study By Stuart McLennan, Martin Diebold, Leigh E. Rich, and Bernice S. Elger Background: There is often a mismatch between patients’ desire to be informed about errors and clinical reality. In closing the “disclosure gap” an understanding of the views of all members of […]

Categories: Books, Ethics, Media, Science, Television, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on “Hannibal” and the horrors of hyper-rationality

By Jack Simmons and Leigh E. Rich A common theme in detective stories is the introduction of an archenemy—often a serial killer who rivals the protagonist in intelligence and cunning but clearly lacks a moral center. This “two sides of the same coin” trope heightens the suspense in the storyline not only because the hero […]

Categories: Editorials, Education, Ethics, Health, Social Science, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on “Leapin’ lizards, Mr. Science”

Old reflections on the New Archaeology (and musings on anthropology, art, bioethics, and medicine) By Leigh E. Rich Perhaps my favourite class as a graduate student in anthropology was an elective taught by the chair of our department, an immensely affable man who, despite his stature in the discipline and successes as a scholar, was […]

Categories: Editorials, Ethics, Media, Politics, Social Science, Television, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Thirty years yet miles of the medium-metaphor to go

Jon Stewart, Neil Postman, and “understanding the politics and epistemology of media” By Leigh E. Rich Right after completing my doctorate, I took a job as a political reporter. The pay was lousy, the position had little to do with the health sciences, and the newspaper, though respected, wasn’t big enough to compete with the […]

Categories: Editorials, Ethics, Health, Humor, Media, Politics, Social Science, Television, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on “Can a company be bitchy?”

Corporate (and political and scientific) social responsibility By Leigh E. Rich and Michael A. Ashby PHIL: Oh, God, Lem. You’re using science for no good. We took an oath we would try to do that less (Better Off Ted 2009a, “Bioshuffle,” episode 109). The American sitcom Better Off Ted (whose second and final season was […]

Categories: Editorials, Ethics, Health, Social Science, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Intergenerational global heath

Editorial for the 12(1) issue of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry By David M. Shaw and Leigh E. Rich This special issue of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry focuses on global health and associated bioethical concerns. As a concept, global health broadens the focus from national public health situations to the international sphere and concerns […]

Categories: Art, Editorials, Ethics, Film, Health, Science, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Art, (in)visibility, and Ebola

“What are the consequences of a digitally-created society in the psyche of the global community?” By Leigh E. Rich, Michael A. Ashby, and David M. Shaw [V]isibility is central to the shaping of political, medical, and socioeconomic decisions. Who will be treated—how and where—are the central questions whose answers are often entwined with issues of […]

Categories: Ethics, Health, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Medical errors and apologies

Should health care providers be forced to apologise after things go wrong? By Stuart McLennan, Simon Walker, and Leigh E. Rich The issue of apologising to patients harmed by adverse events has been a subject of interest and debate within medicine, politics, and the law since the early 1980s. Although apology serves several important social […]