Research in the British Medical Journal has revealed that people with intellectual disabilities are routinely being given antipsychotic drugs to treat disruptive behaviour.
There is an increasing interest in this kind of treatment
The latest edition of the American Journal of Bioethics features a fascinating serious of articles on doctor-patient trust and Shared Decision Making (SDM).
They allege that their adopted child was unable to give consent to genital reconstruction.
The first time that an institution has refused to allow a patient to be given a lethal injection.
In an exclusive BioEdge interview, presidential advisor and renown bioethicist Daniel P. Sulmasy discusses the principle of informed consent.
Why not legalise euthanasia for those suffering from an untreatable mental illness?
Australian case shows agony of hospital staff.
Johns Hopkins responds that the allegations are groundless.
No treatment without consent, says judge.
A British woman wants to give birth via IVF to the child of her dead daughter.
Officials say that this is the only way to save her life; she and her mother contend that it is vile and intrusive.
Shades of Hwang Woo-suk.
With egg freezing rapidly becoming a fashionable and convenient reproductive option, the Harvard Law review has published a circumspect article on the dangers of this form of fertility preservation.
After the flurry of criticism for the now infamous Facebook ‘social contagion’ study, bioethicists are defending its authors.
In a recent Hastings Centre Report article, bioethicist Barbara A. Koenig argues stridently against traditional informed consent models for genetic testing. Koenig believes that the ‘full disclosure’ model of informed consent is impracticable
A new article in the Journal of Medical Ethics suggests that medical authorities lessen informed consent requirements for perinatal sterilisation.
Is it ethical to remove sperm from a dead body without consent?
Prisoners are being unfairly excluded from taking part in potentially beneficial clinical research, argue researchers in the JME.
What a fit and healthy person regards as “acceptable” might not match what a disabled person feels about life.
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