Medical Ethics

What Are The Options for Patients with Severe Disorders of Consciousness?

Dr. Joseph Fins
Dr. Fins is the E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health and Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry. He is an elected Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Elder Abuse Cannot be Treated in a Silo

Drs. Lachs and Breckman
On October 11, 2012, Dr. Mark Lachs testified in Washington, D.C., providing recommendations to the Elder Justice Coordinating Council on HIPAA and IRB issues related to the investigation of elder abuse. He described the challenges faced by elder abuse researchers under HIPAA and IRB guidelines.

Dr. Fins: Extraordinary Accomplishments and Leadership in Business and Public Health

Dr. Joseph Fins
Dr. Joseph Fins was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious honor recognizing extraordinary accomplishments and Leadership in Business and Public Health.

Medical Ethics Professorship Reception Draws Faculty, Family and Friends

Weill Cornell Medicine News
Dr. Joseph Fins has been named as the first endowed chair for the E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professorship in Medical Ethics. A thought leader in medical ethics, a scholarly researcher, a superb physician and teacher, and an accomplished administrator, his career has remained on an upward trajectory as he consistently exemplifies the highest level of ethical standards in medicine.

Dr. Fins Reveals Deeper Links between Culture and Education

Dr. Joseph Fins
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College's two campuses – in New York City and in Doha, Qatar – have collaborated on findings that provide a key insight for medical education across the globe. In the March issue of Academic Medicine, Drs. Joseph J. Fins and Pablo Rodriguez del Pozo borrow a concept from anthropology to demonstrate how "low-context" and "high-context" societies significantly impact how students learn.

Department Physicians Elected to Institute of Medicine

David J. Skorton, M.D., President of Cornell University and a member of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Joseph J. Fins, M.D., Chief of Weill Cornell's Division of Medical Ethics and an Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine.

Joseph J. Fins, M.D. Elected President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

Dr. Joseph Fins
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph J. Fins has been elected President-Elect of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). Dr. Fins was elected to this position in recognition of his important contributions to bioethics and his broad expertise in the field.

Dr. Fins a Panelist at the First Annual Meeting of the Neuroethics Society

Joseph J. Fins, MD, was a panelist on a "Discussion of the Ethics of Deep Brain Stimulation," at the First Annual Meeting of the Neuroethics Society, held in Washington, D.C., November 13, 2008. The event was co-sponsored by the Dana Alliance and the Neuroethics Society.

Second Qatar Student Debate

Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar Student Debate
The question of whether medical drugs that enhance mood and cognition should be made available over-the-counter sparked great discussion among students, faculty and staff at the second WCMC-Q Debate in February.

Medical Ethics

Joseph J. Fins, M.D., Chief

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