July Archive


26 July 2014 | Link
tags: euthanasia, Lithuania
The new health minister is making waves by backing a discussion of euthanasia.

26 July 2014 | Link
tags: conscientious objection, force-feeding, Guantanamo Bay
It could be the first case of 'conscientious objection' to the treatment of detainees.

25 July 2014 | Link
tags: feminism, green bioethics, IVF
Free fertility treatment should be banned for those making lifestyle reproductive choices to curb climate change.

25 July 2014 | Link
tags: gun control, psychiatry
A psychiatric patient shoots dead his caseworker and takes aim at his psychiatrist....

Xavier Symons | 25 July 2014 | Link
tags: clinical practice, professional standards
An ongoing debate amongst physicians has broken into academic discourse – should doctors dress formally for clinical practice?

Xavier Symons | 25 July 2014 | Link
tags: death penalty
Another botched execution in the USA has reignited debate over the death penalty.

Xavier Symons | 25 July 2014 | Link
tags: euthanasia, Philip Nitschke, professional misconduct
Australian euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has been suspended from the medical register as an investigation continues into his involvement in the death of a 45 year old Australian man.

25 July 2014 | Link
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
A number of Lords declared that the bill was dangerous.

25 July 2014 | Link
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
Excerpts from passionate speeches by some members of the Britain's upper house of Parliament.

19 July 2014 | Link
tags: bioethics, ethics committees, public health
The crisis in the the US Veterans Affairs Department is fundamentally a crisis of ethics, according to the former hospital ethicist at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Xavier Symons | 18 July 2014 | Link
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

Xavier Symons | 18 July 2014 | Link
tags: clinical ethics, clinical trials, stem cells
A Portuguese stem-cell trial gone wrong has resulted in a woman developing a nasal growth on her back.

Xavier Symons | 18 July 2014 | Link
tags: anthrax, public health
A prestigious international group of scientists has called for a limit on the creation of potential pandemic pathogens (PPPs).

Xavier Symons | 18 July 2014 | Link
tags: ivf, sex selection
Thailand has become a top tourist destination for women seeking gender-selective IVF. The country is one of just three that permit gender selection – the other two are the US and South Africa – and it offers the most affordable procedures.

18 July 2014 | Link
tags: bureaucracies, ethics committees



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