Ethics http://tpr.org en The Source: Cracking Down On Science Fraud http://tpr.org/post/source-cracking-down-science-fraud <p>The foundation of science is tested, repeatable experiments with good data.</p><p>When people lie in science, fabricate data, the peer-review process is supposed to keep fraudsters from publishing. But as science expands it becomes more complex and the number of journals flourishes.</p><p>As a result of being treated as a business, a number of high-profile frauds are occurring, and sometimes the journals themselves are complicit.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:24:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 35173 at http://tpr.org The Source: Cracking Down On Science Fraud The Source: Evolution Of Medical Ethics Through A Family Lens http://tpr.org/post/source-evolution-medical-ethics-through-family-lens <p></p><p></p><p>When Dr. Barron Lerner started reading his father's medical diaries he didn't expect what he found. The differences in how he and his father practiced medicine were drastic.</p><p>Modern medical ethical standards like informed consent didn't exist back then and it wasn't uncommon for a doctor to mislead a patient to get them to take the course of action the doctor thought best.&nbsp;</p><p>But he also noted a difference in the intimacy of the care that modern practices have lost.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:29:32 +0000 Paul Flahive 33281 at http://tpr.org The Source: Evolution Of Medical Ethics Through A Family Lens The Source: Are You Your Doctor's First Concern? http://tpr.org/post/source-are-you-your-doctors-first-concern <p>Doctors are facing a marketplace that demands they think about many things before the patient. That's according to a new book by Dr. Jack Cochran, executive director of the Permanente Federation and author Charles Kenney called "The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can and Must Lead the Way to Better Health Care."</p><p>Cochran argues it has never been less fulfilling emotionally and professionally than today to be a doctor.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">This assumes a doctor was inspired to join the field to help people and not just to make money.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 19:02:51 +0000 Paul Flahive 31563 at http://tpr.org The Source: Are You Your Doctor's First Concern? House Lawmakers Take Another Look At "Dark Money" This Week http://tpr.org/post/house-lawmakers-take-another-look-dark-money-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Should the State of Texas be able to track contributions from 501 (c) (4) political nonprofits?</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> This week a select committee of House lawmakers will discuss the possibility of legislation that could track this political "dark money" ahead of the 2015 session.</span></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:58:54 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30781 at http://tpr.org House Lawmakers Take Another Look At "Dark Money" This Week The Source: Tracking The "Unlobbyists" http://tpr.org/post/source-tracking-unlobbyists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Washington, D.C., has seen a drop in the number of registered lobbyists and in dollars spent on lobbying since 2008.</p><p>But before you break out the champagne to celebrate the end of influence-peddling, hear this: 46 percent of those former lobbyists in 2012 were still employed by the same firms, doing very similar jobs, according to the<a href="http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/03/waning-influence-part-1-tracking-the-unlobbyist.html" target="_blank"> Center for Responsive Politics.&nbsp;</a></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:32:20 +0000 Paul Flahive 29207 at http://tpr.org The Source: Tracking The "Unlobbyists" Texas Ethics Commission Considering "Dark Money" Disclosure Proposal http://tpr.org/post/texas-ethics-commission-considering-dark-money-disclosure-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Texas Ethics Commission has approved a rulemaking request on "dark money" disclosure from an Austin lobbyist.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Austin lobbyist Steve Bresnen, along with a political watchdog group, are taking a back-door approach to creating a rule that </span>would<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reveal all of the money that is used to influence&nbsp;elected officials and their decisions.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:51:22 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26759 at http://tpr.org The Source: Brain Death - Science, Ethics & Emotion http://tpr.org/post/source-brain-death-science-ethics-emotion <p></p><p>Marlise<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Munoz was a 33-year-old paramedic from Fort Worth who was 14 weeks pregnant when a pulmonary embolism left her brain dead in November of last year. </span>Jahi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>McMath<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was a 13-year-old Oakland teenager when complications from a tonsillectomy left her brain dead in December. It is at this point that the similarities diverge.</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:48:23 +0000 Paul Flahive 25178 at http://tpr.org The Source: Brain Death - Science, Ethics & Emotion The Source: Evolving Opinions On End Of Life In America | Informing The News http://tpr.org/post/source-evolving-opinions-end-life-america-informing-news <p><strong>In the first segment:&nbsp;</strong></p><p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/2013/11/21/views-on-end-of-life-medical-treatments/" target="_blank">recent poll</a> from the Pew research center focused on the how Americans think about end-of-life medical treatments. Should doctors always try and keep patients alive? Or should people be allowed to die in certain circumstances?&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 04:34:39 +0000 Paul Flahive 23598 at http://tpr.org The Source: Evolving Opinions On End Of Life In America | Informing The News The Source: Ethical Ruses In Texas | How The NSA's Spying Has Impacted Diplomacy http://tpr.org/post/source-ethical-ruses-texas-how-nsas-spying-has-impacted-diplomacy <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>The backlash from the non-discrimination ordinance continues to play out here in San Antonio. While anti-NDO advocates were <a href="http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Bias-ordinance-repeal-bid-lacks-signatures-4898197.php">unable to force a citywide vote for the policy</a> -- failing to garner even half the required signatures -- recall efforts for the mayor and several council members who voted for the policy continue. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:33:25 +0000 Paul Flahive 20680 at http://tpr.org The Source: Ethical Ruses In Texas | How The NSA's Spying Has Impacted Diplomacy The Source: Medical Error And Apology | The Ted Cruz Show http://tpr.org/post/source-medical-error-and-apology-ted-cruz-show <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:46:27 +0000 Paul Flahive 19177 at http://tpr.org The Source: Medical Error And Apology | The Ted Cruz Show