August Archive


26 August 2018 | Link
tags: gender dysphoria, rapid-onset gender dysphoria, transgender
And is it dangerous?

26 August 2018 | Link
tags: advance directives, assisted suicide, dementia, euthanasia
Should we honour advanced directives which instruct carers to dispatch people with dementia?

26 August 2018 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, right to die, the economist
The world’s leading news magazine is still campaigning for the ‘right to die’

Xavier Symons | 25 August 2018 | Link
tags: africa, ebola, medical ethics, professional ethics
Is there a duty to treat patients with Ebola?

Xavier Symons | 25 August 2018 | Link
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, assisted suicide safeguards, euthanasia, western australia
A government committee has recommended the introduction of euthanasia legislation.

Xavier Symons | 25 August 2018 | Link
tags: autonomous weapons systems, human dignity, military ethics, war
Robots don't get human dignity.

Xavier Symons | 25 August 2018 | Link
tags: crispr, european union, gene editing, japan, us
Switching off genes is different from adding them, say experts.

Xavier Symons | 18 August 2018 | Link
tags: australia, euthanasia, law, slippery slope
Australia's senate has rejected a bill that would have allowed territories to legalise PAS.

Xavier Symons | 18 August 2018 | Link
tags: 23andme, commercialization, fda, genetic testing
Ethicists still have their reservations.

Xavier Symons | 18 August 2018 | Link
tags: australia, free speech, professional conduct, professional ethics
The Medical Board of Australia has proposed controversial changes to its Code of Conduct.

17 August 2018 | Link
tags: selfies, snapchat dysmorphia
Selfies can be psychologically damaging for some people

17 August 2018 | Link
tags:
Confidential draft guidelines are circulating after a recent ruling by the High Court

17 August 2018 | Link
tags: organ donations
Families don't like it -- and their wishes count

17 August 2018 | Link
tags: japan, medical school admissions
Tokyo Medical University systematically marked women down in entrance exams

Xavier Symons | 11 August 2018 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, suicide, us
A new paper argues that PAD for psychiatric reasons may be indistinguishable from suicide.



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