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ACP Smart Medicine & AHFS DI® Essentials™

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Provider: Teton Data Systems
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Descriptions: ACP Smart Medicine is a regularly-updated, decision support tool from the American College of Physicians. Smart Medicine replaces ACP PIER.

Smart Medicine modules are divided into five topic types:
  •  Diseases
  • Screening and Prevention
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Procedures
Disease modules include the following sections:
  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Consultation
  • Hospitalization
  • Therapy
  • Patient Education
  • Follow-up
Mobile access is available (See Stat!Ref mobile access.) ACP Smart Medicine is provided in tandem with AHFS DI Essentials.

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Hastings Center

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Provider: The Hastings Center
Descriptions: The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit bioethics research institute that addresses fundamental ethical issues in health, medicine and the environment. The Center’s research addresses bioethics issues in three broad areas: care and decision making at the end of life, public health priorities, and new and emerging technologies. Research is done by interdisciplinary teams that frame and examine issues that inform professional practice, public conversation, and social policy. Includes a bioethics forum and news items. Abstracts of articles from the Hastings Center Report and the Center's other publications are available, along with occasional free articles from these publications.
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Genes to Cognition Online

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Provider: Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Descriptions: Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online examines thinking and disorders of thinking across six levels of analysis: Genes ~ Biochemicals ~ Cells ~ Brain ~ Cognition (Behavior) ~ Environment. This interactive resource focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches. A dynamic map of a network of connected topics facilitates exploration of a library of more than 750 unique items. A linear Selected Items menu above each map can be used to tour selected content. Links to other sites, to video short lectures and to news items are included. This site also has a blog. Note: Adobe FlashPlayer required for full use.
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From Birth to Death and Bench to Clinic: The Hastings Center Bioethics Briefing Book

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Provider: The Hastings Center
Descriptions: This online book from the Hastings Center is the collaborative effort of various Hastings Center writers and outside journalists. The Bioethics Briefing Book "seeks to inform debate surrounding thirty-six of the most controversial bioethics topics in the media today." Each chapter begins with an entry highlighting the debated points of the issue, and a comprehensive overview of its various facets follows. Links to information on relevant legislation, 2008 Presidential campaign and party platform positions and links to websites, news items and further reading resources are provided. A few of the topics covered are: gene patents; family-provided long-term care; nanotechnology; abortion; organ transplantation; and stem cells. This book is offered as a free download in .pdf format.
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European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

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Provider: European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Descriptions: Convened by the European Commission, this group is composed of fifteen experts who examine various ethical questions of new science and technologies. View opinion papers and statements on topics like cloning and nanomedicine. Papers are available in European languages. All past publications of the group are posted here, along with copies of their newsletter, "Ethically Speaking."
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CAAT: Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

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Provider: Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Descriptions: "We promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved." The CAAT website also provides educational materials to download, links to related sites, most notably to its own ALTWEB, "the global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing."
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PRIM&R: Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

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Provider: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Descriptions: Via publications and press releases, accreditation, education and networking activities funded through memberships, this organization promotes the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects. Some of the white papers and general information are freely accessible, but much of the site is restricted to PRIM&R members.
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MD Anderson Cancer Center – Clinical Trials

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Provider: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Descriptions: In addition to providing a public resource on the trials currently being conducted at MD Anderson, each page here includes links to text and videos that address patients' more general questions about clinical trials and studies, including eligibility criteria, the phases of a clinical trial, and the benefits and risks of volunteering to participate.
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ETHXWeb Database- Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University

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Provider: Georgetown University
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Descriptions: Georgetown University's Bioethics Research Library provides an index yielding citations and links to journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics. The library’s databases on bioethics literature, organizations, and syllabi are accessible here and contain many links to free full-text materials. Other sources of full-text documents include the digital archives of the Presidential Bioethics Commissions, the Office for Human Research Protections, and the Genetics and Ethics Digital Collections.
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ALTBIB – Bibliography on Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing

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Provider: National Library of Medcine
Descriptions: The intent of this bibliography is to assist in identifying methods and procedures helpful in supporting the development, testing, application and validation of alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and toxicology testing.
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