August Archive


30 August 2014 | Link
tags: Ebola, public health
The war on Ebola is creating heroes.

30 August 2014 | Link
tags: euthanasia, levenseindekliniek, Netherlands
A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home.

30 August 2014 | Link
tags: surrogacy
Aussies are not the only “heartless bastards” in the world of surrogacy.

Xavier Symons | 30 August 2014 | Link
tags: surrogacy, surrogacy law, Thailand
In the wake of the recent Thai surrogacy scandals, commentators are debating how the practice of surrogacy should be reformed.

Xavier Symons | 30 August 2014 | Link
tags: Canada, clinical trials, drugs, marijuana
The debate surrounding Canada’s marijuana laws has intensified, with Canadian Medical Association (CMA) president labeling medicinal marijuana “bad medicine”.

Xavier Symons | 30 August 2014 | Link
tags: moral bioenhancement, professional misconduct, UK
As details continue to emerge of Jimmy Savile’s horrific crimes, a bioethicist is questioning the complicity of healthcare workers in allowing for the abuses.

Xavier Symons | 29 August 2014 | Link
tags: brain death, death, organ donation, professional ethics
The academic conversation on brain death continues, with the American journal of Bioethics publishing a special issue on the status of death determined by neurological criteria (DDNC).

Xavier Symons | 29 August 2014 | Link
tags: negligence, professional misconduct, UK
Doctors who failed to raise concerns about colleagues could be struck off, under new guidance being considered by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC).

23 August 2014 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, suicide tourism, Switzerland
The numbers of ‘suicide tourists’ going to Switzerland to take their own lives has doubled in four years, reports a study published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

23 August 2014 | Link
tags: clinical trials, Ebola, public health
How to deal with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa seems to be splitting bioethicists.

23 August 2014 | Link
tags: ethics of war, Gaza, Israel, publication ethics, The Lancet
The war between Hamas in Gaza and Israel has been treated very gingerly by most of the major medical journals. Except The Lancet.

Xavier Symons | 23 August 2014 | Link
tags: organ donation, organ market
A number of healthcare commentators are calling for ‘compensation’ for donors.

Xavier Symons | 23 August 2014 | Link
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, euthanasia, Norway
An revealing new study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics examines the attitudes of medical students towards conscientious objection.

Xavier Symons | 23 August 2014 | Link
tags: cosmetic surgery, professional misconduct
A British cosmetic surgeon has been struck off the register for putting commercial interests before patient care.

23 August 2014 | Link
tags: birth control, Iran, population control
Iran is to ban vasectomies and female sterilization in an effort to reverse its plummeting birth rate



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