November Archive


Xavier Symons | 11 November 2017 | Link
tags: artificial nutrition and hydration, best interests, law, uk, withdrawal of life support
A British High Court judge has ruled that an elderly woman in minimally conscious state should have artificial feeding withdrawn

Xavier Symons | 11 November 2017 | Link
tags: ai, japan, transhumanism
A chatbot programmed to be a seven-year-old boy has been granted residency in Tokyo, Japan.

04 November 2017 | Link
tags: belgium, euthanasia, euthanasia for psychological suffering
The national media is examining the topic after an exclusive appeared in the Washington Post

04 November 2017 | Link
tags: hippocratic oath
There are some subtle but significant differences

Xavier Symons | 04 November 2017 | Link
tags: euthanasia, law, netherlands, regulation
Review committees struggle to judge if patients were eligible for PAS.

Xavier Symons | 04 November 2017 | Link
tags: ai, ethics of technology, robotics, saudi arabia, technology
The Middle-East nation garnered criticism after the announcement.

Xavier Symons | 04 November 2017 | Link
tags: australia, euthanasia, law, victoria
The Victorian upper house continues to debate the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

Xavier Symons | 04 November 2017 | Link
tags: euthanasia, law, palliative care, voluntary palliated starvation, vsed
VSED is ethically indistinguishable from assisted suicide, ethicists say.

04 November 2017 | Link
tags: karolinska institute, paolo macchiarini
Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was once one of the world’s most feted doctors

04 November 2017 | Link
tags: loneliness, mental health, social isolation
Defining the problem is easier than finding a solution

October Archive


Xavier Symons | 28 October 2017 | Link
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, australia, euthanasia, victoria, world medical association
The international medical community is closely watching the debate in Victoria.

Xavier Symons | 28 October 2017 | Link
tags: abortion, ectongenesis
Will ectogenesis allow us to overcome pro-choice/pro-life divisions?

Xavier Symons | 28 October 2017 | Link
tags: abortion, birth defects, ectogenesis, pregnancy
Researchers may have found a way to effectively treat spina bifida during pregnancy.

28 October 2017 | Link
tags: belgium, euthanasia
One psychiatrist is doing far more cases than her colleagues

28 October 2017 | Link
tags: disability, healthcare, humanity, neanderthal
50,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers cared lovingly for their disabled



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