Human Dignity

Defending human dignity

Michael Cook | 13 September 2014 | Comments
tags: autonomy, human dignity
English barrister and medical ethicist Charles Foster has penned defence of “human dignity” as the foundation of bioethics in the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.

Executed prisoners may be part of cadaver exhibition

Xavier Symons | 12 September 2014 | Comments
tags: Canada, China, human dignity, plastination
A human rights group is calling on Canadian authorities to investigate the possible use of executed Chinese prisoners in an exhibition of ‘plastinated’ corpses.

Rates of IVF continue to grow

Xavier Symons | 04 April 2014 | Comments
tags: embryo, human dignity, IVF
A new healthcare analytics report has revealed just how big the IVF market is, and how big it is set to become.

Theology and bioethics 2: Pope Francis

Michael Cook | 06 July 2013 | Comments
tags: Catholic Church, Francis, human dignity
The new Pope's first encyclical refers to abortion and euthanasia.

UN debates use of killer robots

Michael Cook | 08 June 2013 | Comments
tags: human dignity, human rights, robot ethics
The ethics of using killer robots is adding a new subspeciality to bioethics.

Inside the “fortress of death”

Michael Cook | 15 February 2013 | Comments
tags: Gunther von Hagens, human dignity, plastination, respect for bodies
Dr Gunther von Hagens and his controversial Body Worlds exhibitions of plasticised human bodies and body parts have been out of the news for a couple of years. An interview in Wired with von Hagens at his German factory suggests that financial difficulties and illness are the reasons why.

Blow to Germany’s animal lovers

Michael Cook | 07 December 2012 | Comments
tags: animal rights, bestiality, human dignity, natural law, new frontiers
Germany is a very big blip on the radar of BioEdge’s Reproductive Revolution Weirdness Watch this week.

Powdered baby flesh sold to South Koreans

Michael Cook | 11 May 2012 | Comments
tags: human dignity, Korea
Thousands of drug capsules made from powdered baby flesh in China have been confiscated by South Korea customs agents. They were manufactured in northern China and smuggled in as stamina boosters. There were 35 attempts since last August, involving 17,450 capsules. Customs officials said that no one had been arrested, because the material, which contained bacteria and other harmful substances, was only intended for personal use.

“Human dignity”: more action in the trenches

Michael Cook | 20 April 2012 | Comments
tags: bioethics, human dignity
A bioethicist at Weill Cornell Medical College has fired another salvo in the battle of human dignity. Writing in the May issue of the journal Bioethics, she dissects earlier arguments and finds them wanting.

The danger of being a doctor in a war zone

Jared Yee | 11 February 2012 | Comments
tags: human dignity, torture
Dr Abd-al-Razzaq Jbeiro, secretary-general of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, was shot and killed two weeks ago on a highway near Damascus.

France bans plastinated body exhibits

Michael Cook | 25 September 2010 | Comments
tags: corpses, human dignity
Contrary to human dignity, says high court

Pope defends human dignity as foundation of bioethics

Michael Cook | 25 February 2010 | Comments
tags: Benedict XVI, bioethics, human dignity
Catholic views under attack

Where did the bodies come from?

Michael Cook | 25 February 2010 | Comments
tags: human dignity, informed consent, plastination, privacy
The Lancet asks questions

Animals may get their own lawyers in Switzerland

Michael Cook | 16 February 2010 | Comments
tags: animal rights, human dignity, Switzerland
But what about children?

Another blast at “human dignity”

Michael Cook | 07 January 2010 | Comments
tags: Canada, euthanasia, human dignity, Udo Schuklenk
A straw in the wind for Canada’s euthanasia debate?

Human dignity under fire again in leading bioethics journal

Michael Cook | 07 December 2009 | Comments
tags: animal rights, bioethics, human dignity
Animal rights theorist calls for an "undignified bioethics"
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