Author Archive | Henry Silverman

Webinar: Big Data and Social Research Ethics, Online 15.00-16.00, 27 October 2016

An online webinar regarding “Big Data and Social Research Ethics” will be held on 27 October 2016, at 1500 Eastern Standard Time.

As mentioned by the UK Data Service, it appears that much of  social research is now devoted to big data in various forms: social media, administrative data, transaction records, geo-spatial data, and more. This

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Factors Related to Discordance About Prognosis Between Physicians and Surrogate Decision Makers

A recent article by Douglas White and colleagues determined the prevalence and factors related to discordance about prognosis between physicians and surrogates who are making decisions for critically ill patients (JAMA. 2016;315(19):2086-2094. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5351).  It is commonly thought that the misperceptions about prognosis by such

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