Informed Consent

Trust in the system

Xavier Symons | 29 August 2015 | Comments
tags: doctor-patient relationship, informed consent, learning healthcare system, trust
The latest edition of the American Journal of Bioethics features a fascinating serious of articles on doctor-patient trust and Shared Decision Making (SDM).

Parents sue over intersex surgery

Michael Cook | 15 August 2015 | Comments
tags: gender reassignment, genital reconstruction, informed consent, intersex
They allege that their adopted child was unable to give consent to genital reconstruction.

Court tussle over right to euthanase Dutch woman with dementia

Michael Cook | 07 August 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, informed consent, Netherlands
The first time that an institution has refused to allow a patient to be given a lethal injection.

Interview: Daniel P. Sulmasy on informed consent

Xavier Symons and Daniel P. Sulmasy | 21 May 2015 | Comments
tags: autonomy, informed consent, interviews, Jehovah's Witness, virtue ethics
In an exclusive BioEdge interview, presidential advisor and renown bioethicist Daniel P. Sulmasy discusses the principle of informed consent.

Leading bioethicists back euthanasia for mentally ill

Xavier Symons | 09 May 2015 | Comments
tags: Canada, euthanasia, informed consent, mental illness, paternalism, Udo Schuklenk
Why not legalise euthanasia for those suffering from an untreatable mental illness?

Informed consent dilemma: Jehovah witness and child die

Michael Cook | 12 April 2015 | Comments
tags: blood transfusions, informed consent, Jehovah's Witness
Australian case shows agony of hospital staff.

Victims of Guatemala syphilis experiments to sue Johns Hopkins

Xavier Symons | 12 April 2015 | Comments
tags: Guatemala, Guatemala syphilis experiments, informed consent
Johns Hopkins responds that the allegations are groundless.

UK woman wins right to refuse life-saving amputation

Michael Cook | 14 March 2015 | Comments
tags: informed consent, UK
No treatment without consent, says judge.

British mum in bid to give birth to child of dead daughter

Xavier Symons | 28 February 2015 | Comments
tags: ART relationships, informed consent, IVF, new frontiers
A British woman wants to give birth via IVF to the child of her dead daughter.

Connecticut teen forced onto chemotherapy

Michael Cook | 11 January 2015 | Comments
tags: informed consent, minors
Officials say that this is the only way to save her life; she and her mother contend that it is vile and intrusive.

Super surgeon who uses stem cells accused of unethical conduct

Michael Cook | 30 November 2014 | Comments
tags: informed consent, scientific misconduct, stem cells
Shades of Hwang Woo-suk.

A cool, rational analysis of egg freezing

Xavier Symons | 17 October 2014 | Comments
tags: egg freezing, informed consent
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.

Bioethicists defend ‘manipulative’ Facebook study

Xavier Symons | 01 August 2014 | Comments
tags: Facebook, informed consent, research ethics
After the flurry of criticism for the now infamous Facebook ‘social contagion’ study, bioethicists are defending its authors.

‘Informed consent has become a fetish’ – American bioethicist

Xavier Symons | 18 July 2014 | Comments
tags: informed consent
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

Dutch doctor challenges informed consent regulations

Xavier Symons | 12 July 2014 | Comments
tags: informed consent, sterilization
A new article in the Journal of Medical Ethics suggests that medical authorities lessen informed consent requirements for perinatal sterilisation.

What are the issues in post-mortem sperm retrieval?

Michael Cook | 05 July 2014 | Comments
tags: informed consent, sperm retrieval
Is it ethical to remove sperm from a dead body without consent?

Do prisoners have a right to participate in clinical trials?

Michael Cook | 28 June 2014 | Comments
tags: clinical trials, informed consent, prisoners
Prisoners are being unfairly excluded from taking part in potentially beneficial clinical research, argue researchers in the JME.

Can patients enjoy a life of disability?

Michael Cook | 27 June 2014 | Comments
tags: brain injuries, informed consent, retrospective consent
What a fit and healthy person regards as “acceptable” might not match what a disabled person feels about life.

Inducing death to give life – without patient consent

Xavier Symons | 14 June 2014 | Comments
tags: clinical research, informed consent
A new emergency procedure being trialled in a US hospital has bioethicists feeling nervous.

Austrian historians studying another informed consent debacle from the 50s

Michael Cook | 10 May 2014 | Comments
tags: Austria, informed consent
Another informed consent scandal from the 1950s: researchers deliberately infected hospitalised children with malaria.

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