Pharmacists and Lethal Injection

In March 2015, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) adopted a policy stating that it “discourages pharmacist participation in executions on the basis that such activities are fundamentally contrary to the role of pharmacists as providers of health care.” Are there similarly relevant policies that engineering professional societies could (or should?) adopt to maintain ethical consistency … More Pharmacists and Lethal Injection

Prisons and Architects – A Transferable Lesson?

Earlier this year, as reported in this New York Times piece, the American Institute of Architects denied a petition that would have rebuked individuals involved in the designing of solitary-confinement and death chamber facilities. The story – and issue at large – highlights relevant considerations for engineers and areas for revision in their respective codes of ethics. Do … More Prisons and Architects – A Transferable Lesson?