Friday, April 6, 2012

"I’m surprised that every member of AJOB’s Editorial Board didn’t resign when they learned that McGee was working at Celltex"

Bill Heisel has posted Part 2 of  his interview with Leigh Turner about Celltex, medical tourism and the American Journal of Bioethics.  An excerpt:

"I cannot fathom why a bioethicist would accept employment at a company like this. And while working there, at least initially, McGee continued in his role as editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Bioethics, as if there were no conflict. Such conduct has rightly brought McGee considerable notoriety among his colleagues in bioethics. It is far better to toil in obscurity than to be “well known” for the wrong reasons. In short, I don’t see the reaction to Glenn McGee’s employment at Celltex as being driven by professional jealousy. Anger, yes. A widespread sense that someone claiming to be a bioethicist betrayed his field, yes. Those reactions seem appropriate given the circumstances."

Read the rest of the interview at Reporting on Health.


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