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The goal of Brainstorm is to bring academic discussion out into the open; to facilitate inclusive dialogue and present scholarly topics in more accessible ways.

Pragmatism and the importance of interdisciplinary teams in investigating personality changes following DBS

We argue that the philosophical tradition of pragmatism and the value it places on empirical inquiry, experiential knowledge, and inter-disciplinary scholarship provides a framework to start to address important questions about personality changes following DBS.

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HEALTHCARE USES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

Forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI), like deep learning algorithms and neural networks, are being intensely explored for novel healthcare applications in areas such as imaging and diagnoses, risk analysis, lifestyle management and monitoring, health information management, and virtual health assistance. 

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Exploring Ethical Issues Related to Patient Engagement in Healthcare: Patient, Clinician and Researcher’s Perspectives

Here we discuss a number of ethical challenges raised by this engagement from patients from the perspectives of research, organizational/quality improvement practices, and patient experiences, while offering preliminary recommendations as to how to address them. 

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In the News: Terri Schiavo,
Vincent Lambert's "Big Sister"

Eric Racine offers interesting ethical considerations on the media coverage of the Terri Schiavo affair during an interview for the French newspaper La Croix.

Pragmatism strives to develop practical approaches that promote human values and human flourishing using state-of-the-art methods from different disciplines.

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PROJECTS

Research undertaken at the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit addresses a range of challenges in health care, research, and health policy. It relies on the use of interdisciplinary approaches that are grounded in facts, open to deliberative processes, and focused on producing practical changes that promote respect of persons and human flourishing in all its diversity.

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