February Archive


Xavier Symons | 21 February 2015 | Link
tags: euthanasia, existential suffering, the Netherlands
Around one in three Dutch doctors would be prepared to help someone with a psychological illness die, says a new JME study.

21 February 2015 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, Colombia, euthanasia
The assisted suicide of American woman Brittany Maynard last year may have tipped Colombia into legalising euthanasia.

21 February 2015 | Link
tags: surrogacy
Two New Zealand academics have proposed that surrogacy become a profession like nursing or teaching which is fully integrated into the health system.

21 February 2015 | Link
tags: paternity, same-sex marriage
A legally-married lesbian couple in New Jersey are fighting requests for visitation rights from their two children’s biological fathers.

21 February 2015 | Link
tags: cloning, Hwang Woo-suk
One of the world’s leading stem cell scientists has entered a partnership with the disgraced Korean researcher Hwang Woo-suk.

Xavier Symons | 21 February 2015 | Link
tags: allocation of resources, intuitionism, rescue medicine
How do our rescue intuitions apply to clinical practice, questions an ethicist in this month's edition of AJOB.

Xavier Symons | 21 February 2015 | Link
tags: genethics, incidental findings, precision medicine, privacy
A new US government healthcare initiative calls for ethical reflection, says a well-known bioethicist.

15 February 2015 | Link
tags: ART relationships, IVF, new frontiers
A Valentine’s Day story from the British press.

14 February 2015 | Link
tags: nudging, obesity, public health
If you are a fat, unemployed Brit, a long Lent lies before you.

Xavier Symons | 14 February 2015 | Link
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
A Dutch euthanasia clinic cautioned by authorities has experienced a massive leap in patients requesting euthanasia.

Xavier Symons | 14 February 2015 | Link
tags: healthcare rationing, Ukraine, warfare
More than politics is at stake in negotiations over a ceasefire between Ukraine and separatist rebels – healthcare in the affected regions is in a dire state.

Xavier Symons | 14 February 2015 | Link
tags: Greece, healthcare rationing, informal employment
As the Greek health system buckles under economic pressure, patients are taking desperate measures to ensure basic care.

Xavier Symons | 14 February 2015 | Link
tags: human rights, minors, tobacco
Human rights groups have expressed grave concern about the employment of young children on tobacco farms around the US.

13 February 2015 | Link
tags: ethics of war, Gaza, Israel, war crimes
Independent investigators commissioned by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel have concluded last year’s war in Gaza involved “several serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law”

13 February 2015 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, right-to-die, suicide
“Suicide” evokes nooses, bridges, bullets and 20-storey buildings, a depressing panorama for assisted-suicide activists. How about "dignicide"?



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