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The Optimist: I have lived in a golden age, says US bioethicist

Michael Cook | 20 December 2014 | Comments
tags: Arthur Caplan, bioethics, media
Arthur Caplan’s brisk summary of the history of bioethics in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics is decidedly upbeat.

Ground shifts in UK debate over “three-parent embryos”

Michael Cook | 20 September 2014 | Comments
tags: media, mitochondrial replacement, three-parent embryos
New Scientist magazine does an ethical back flip.

Remember Savita?

Michael Cook | 20 September 2014 | Comments
tags: abortion, Ireland, media, Savita Halappanavar
The Indian dentist’s death was misrepresented.

Feeding the media beast

Michael Cook | 23 November 2013 | Comments
tags: bioethics, media
How should bioethicists engage with media? Gingerly, says Dr Syd Johnson, of Michigan Technological University, in an essay on the Impact Ethics blog.

Leveson Inquiry recommends reform of science reporting

Michael Cook | 01 December 2012 | Comments
tags: media, science reporting
The Leveson Inquiry into Britain's media made recommendations about science reporting.

UK govt agrees to investigate “death pathway”

Michael Cook | 27 October 2012 | Comments
tags: Liverpool Care Pathway, media, UK
Pressure from the British media has forced an investigation into the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway

Revolutionary! Life-transforming! Paradigm-shifting! Not!

Michael Cook | 14 September 2012 | Comments
tags: media
This will surprise no one, but we all need reminders. Newspaper coverage of biomedical research leans heavily toward reports of initial findings, which are frequently attenuated or refuted by later studies, according to a report in the open access journal PLOS ONE.

Shock! Horror! UK Euthanasia!

Michael Cook | 23 June 2012 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Liverpool Care Pathway, media
Alleging that 130,000 elderly patients are being euthanased each year by Britain's National Health Service takes a bold man. Repeating it uncritically takes a foolish one.

BBC mercy killing story a “cruel fabrication”

Michael Cook | 18 September 2010 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, media, UK
Ray Gosling given a 90-day suspended sentence

Media got it wrong about Belgian coma recovery man

Michael Cook | 16 January 2010 | Comments
tags: coma, media, PVS
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