Category: Bioethics

Global Development Roundtable: Cultural Competency

At the Buffet Institute on Thursday night, students of all disciplines came together to discuss issues of cultural competency in international aid and research. The roundtable discussion— organized by Engineering World Health, Engineers Without Borders, and Global Brigades—provided the opportunity for both undergraduate students and professors to share their experiences and opinions on the matter.

Law and Medicine: A Discussion of Standard of Care

We all know that every country in the world is unique in its culture, language, and lifestyle. But have you ever considered how provision of healthcare and treatment varies from region to region globally? It’s obvious that third world countries might not have the resources available to provide treatment equivalent to a public hospital in

The Global Scope of Women’s Health

Autonomy is a concept that we, in the United States, are more or less obsessed with. It is the right of an individual to make his or her own decisions, and a concept that is highly emphasized in modern American medical practice. At 18, we become solely responsible for the disclosure of our medical records

Best-selling author, Rebecca Skloot, shares her experiences with Northwestern

Emphasizing her unconventional background in veterinary science, award-winning writer Rebecca Skloot, told hundreds of Northwestern community members Thursday how experiences in her early life shaped her career and inspired her to write her debut novel. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was chosen as this year’s selection for the campus’ community-wide reading initiative, One Book

Blood, bones, organs, bodies: Scott Carney discusses “The Red Market”

Award-winning journalist Scott Carney spoke at the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies last night about his new book The Red Market: On The Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers. Sitting at the head of a long conference table and surrounded by a double layer of empty