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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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User’s Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web

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Provider: Medical Library Association
Descriptions: This resource provides tips on how to judge whether a website purveying medical information is trustworthy and authoritative. It also presents links to high quality sources of such information. The guide "...outlines the collective wisdom of medical librarians who surf the web every day to discover quality information in support of clinical and scientific decision making by doctors, scientists, and other health practitioners responsible for the nation's health."
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DocFinder (Texas)

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Provider: Administrators in Medicine (AIM)
Descriptions: Texas DocFinder enables the user to research individual physicians. Find the number, status, type and expiration date of a physician's license; check on whether the Texas Board of Medical Examiners has taken disciplinary action against a physician; and learn details of the physician's education and credentials for the stated medical specialty.
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Disaster Psychiatry Handbook

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Provider: American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Foundation
Descriptions: This brief handbook, full of authoritative references and written for psychiatric health professionals, contains chapters on cultural and ethnic considerations, medico-legal issues, communicating through the media, and providing guidance for parents and caregivers.
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Bioethics Discussion Blog

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Provider: Maurice Bernstein, M.D.
Descriptions: Dr. Bernstein posts interesting medical ethics topics on this blog and readers post their comments.
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Retraction Watch

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Provider: Ivan Oransky
Descriptions: Retraction Watch is a blog that serves the scientific community by reporting on retractions of scientific papers. Its author, Ivan Oransky, is executive editor of Reuters Health, teaches medical journalism at New York University and is treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists. He has also been a managing editor of Scientific American and deputy editor of The Scientist.
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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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Global Ethics Observatory

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Provider: UNESCO
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Descriptions: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) provides a very spare search page of six databases on ethics worldwide: who's who, institutions, teaching programs, legislation and guidelines, codes of conduct, and ethics resources. In each section the search can be narrowed according to several categories of criteria, each with a drop-down menu. The site also features an interactive map for searching by geographic location.
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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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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

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Provider: JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
Descriptions: Established in 1951, the independent, non-profit Joint Commission provides accreditation and certification services for health care facilities-- hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, home health care providers, etc. and in diverse specialties ranging from critical care to behavioral health. The JCAHO "...seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value." To that end, it produces standards, goals, certifications, awards, quality reports and consumer resources. Standards address levels of performance in areas such as patient rights, patient treatment, medication safety and infection control. JCAHO publishes reviews, white papers, reports including an Annual Report, National Patient Safety Goals, its Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, and numerous newsletters, some of which are freely accessible here.
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JHSPH Open Courseware

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Provider: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Descriptions: More than a hundred public health courses are listed here, with course materials: syllabi, lecture series, readings and assignments. Materials may be used and re-purposed, with the request that the user contact JHSPH to tell them how. Several courses deal with statistical methods in various sub-disciplines. The school also shares a wealth of images, mostly graphs and charts. Browse courses and materials by course, topic, collection or images.
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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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Religion and Philosophy Collection (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: This collection covers the predominant world religions, biblical studies, archaeology, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, ethics, and history of philosophy. Contains more than 300 full text journals, most of them peer-reviewed. Indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the database.
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AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)

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Provider: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Descriptions: AHIMA is a professional organization advocating standards for the confidentiality and security of the patient medical record or personal health record, health information exchange, and the integrity of information practices. The organization's position statements on these and other matters pertaining to health information management and records management are available to read here. AHIMA also provides links to educational and career resources for those considering careers in health information management and for those already in the field.
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Legal Collection (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A collection of peer-reviewed publications: law journals, documents and case studies, with information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Legal Collection offers full text for nearly 250 law journals and provides information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor and human resources law, ethics, the environment and more. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.
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