COVID-19 ethics: Who gets a ventilator?

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to place hospitals in a unprecedented ethical dilemma: Who gets ventilators and ICU beds? New guidelines can help.

Arvind Suresh-U. Pittsburgh
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 decisions ethics hospitals

Financial targets make CFOs less likely to disclose fraud

CFOs do a good job detecting fraud. But that doesn't mean they're willing to report it—especially when pressure to meet a financial target is on the line.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business crimes ethics fraud

Many Americans overlook war crimes if the war is ‘just’

A new study "helps explain the strength of support for the recent pardoning of US soldiers convicted of war crimes."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes ethics soldiers surveys united-states war

What ethical rules should guide using CRISPR in people?

News that a scientist had used CRISPR on two twin girls shook the scientific world. In this podcast, experts explain the ethical issues around CRISPR.

ETH Zurich
Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine babies ethics genetic-engineering

Do we cheat because of our nature or our environment?

An experiment sheds light on whether cheating is an innate tendency or a product of a person's situation.

Laura Muntean-Texas A&M
Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture ethics honesty money morals social-lives

Cheaters are more likely to break work rules, too

People who cheat on their spouses are more likely to engage in workplace misconduct, a study of Ashley Madison users shows.

Molly Dannenmaier-UT Austin
July 31, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture ethics honesty jobs marriage relationships

New Jersey’s aid-in-dying law prompts ethical questions

On August 1, an aid-in-dying law in New Jersey will allow terminally ill people to request medication to end their lives. Experts discuss the ethical ramifications.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers
July 24, 2019 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine death decisions end-of-life ethics laws medications

Edit video like it’s text with this algorithm

A new algorithm makes it much easier to edit video of a "talking head." There are both benefits and ethical concerns.

Andrew Myers-Stanford
June 13, 2019 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algorithms ethics images videos

Nursing home cameras pose ethics dilemma

Nursing home security cameras are an effort to combat elder abuse, but the ethical and moral implications are complex.

Kim Eckart-Washington
May 15, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture ethics laws nursing-homes privacy seniors surveillance

Is it ethical to revive a dead pig’s brain?

Recently, researchers reported they revived function in a dead pig's brain. Is that ethical? An expert weighs in.

Rich Barlow-Boston U.
May 2, 2019 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture brains death ethics pigs research

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