Ethics and Society Newsfeed – January 22, 2020
COVID The Ethics Of Who Gets The COVID-19 Vaccine And When “We are devoting this entire hour to questions we’re getting about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, including the big question of how different groups of Americans are being prioritized. Now we want to get some perspective on the kind of thinking that goes […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
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Neurology News that Mattered in 2020 – Making Medical Treatment Decisions for Unrepresented Patients in the ICU
The editorial board of Neurology Today reflected back on 2020 to highlight advances—however large or small—that moved neurology and the field forward in the clinic, at the bench, in the therapeutic pipeline, and in areas of policy and practice. He... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 22, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

VSED Remains Important Backup & Alternative Option to MAID
In a hearing this week, Washington State Representative Skyler Rude (a Republican) explained that his bill to amend the Washington Death with Dignity Act was motivated by a constituent who qualified for, but could not access, MAID. So, he ins... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 21, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Surprising Surge of Egg Freezing During the Pandemic Raises Ethical Questions
Contrary to the expectations of many fertility clinics, demand for egg freezing has increased sharply during the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting longstanding ethical concerns about egg freezing clinics. The post Surprising Surge of Egg Freezing During the Pandemic Raises Ethical Questions appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 21, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Covid-19 Ethics Resource Center Hastings Bioethics Forum human egg freezing Human Reproduction Reproduction & Technology syndicated Source Type: blogs

President Biden: Restore the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
The New York City Bar Association has urged President Biden to restore the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. "As the pandemic has tragically underscored, careful thought and deliberation are plainly needed when addre... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 21, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Nova Scotia – Now Everyone Is a Potential Organ Donor
Starting this week, eligible individuals in Nova Scotia who don’t register to be a donor or opt out will be seen as having consented to organ and tissue donation after death. This is called "deemed consent" under the new Human Organ and Tissue Don... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 20, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Motivated Ignorance: A Challenge for Science Communication and Democracy
Many people are deeply interested in the political process and awash in relevant information., but nevertheless often grossly misinformed, holding confident but unfounded opinions at odds with widely accessible evidence The recent riot at Capitol Hill is just one illustration–albeit a horrifying one–of such misinformation and its potential consequences. The anti-vaccine movement is another example. The post Motivated Ignorance: A Challenge for Science Communication and Democracy appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 19, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health Capitol Hill riot Hastings Bioethics Forum Science and Society syndicated vaccine hesitancy Source Type: blogs

Unrepresented Adults Face Adverse Healthcare Consequences
I have repeatedly called for mitigating the risks faced by unrepresented patients. A group of expert researchers in this area have just published "Unrepresented Adults Face Adverse Healthcare Consequences: The Role of Guardians, Public Guardianship Ref... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 19, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Vaccination Against COVID-19 Needs to be Mandatory
by Matthew Cote, MD, FACEP As the first two major vaccinations for COVID-19 have started to be widely distributed in the United States, a disturbing trend is emerging: many healthcare workers who presumably are educated about the vaccine, are declining to receive it.  While not unanticipated, the degree to which it is occurring among healthcare providers is concerning.  The numbers are not trivial, with up to 40% of some healthcare workers declining the opportunity to get vaccinated as reported recently in the LA Times, Forbes, and AP News. … (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 18, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: COVID-19 pandemic Featured Posts Health Care Health Regulation & Law Vaccines Covid-19 vaccine Source Type: blogs

British Courts Grapple with Terri Schiavo Type Case, Reject Continuing Challenges
In the early 2000s, Terri Schiavo's husband and parents battled across many tribunals over her treatment plan. It has been described as "easily the longest, most bitter — and most heavily litigated — right-to-die dispute in U.S. history." A simila... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 18, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

10-Episode Film Series " The End " Comes to USA
"The End" is a new 10-part film series about three generations of a family with separate but intersecting obsessions – trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none, and make it count.The star is an Australian-based specialist ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 17, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Proposed Rule Protecting Infants Born Alive from Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a proposed rule promoting the fundamental human dignity of individuals with disabilities in the nation’s health care system and protecting ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 16, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics – 1st Annual Anti-Racism Student Writing Competition
The American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics has announced its 1st Annual Anti-Racism Student Writing Competition.The goal is to encourage graduate students to develop scholarly papers focused on issues at the intersection between race and law, me... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 16, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

MAID Is Now a Legal Option for 364 Million
More than 364 million individuals live in a jurisdiction where they have a right to medical aid in dying. These twenty-two jurisdictions recognize a right to either self-administered or clinician-administered MAID.USA - Oregon (4.2m)USA - Washingt... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 15, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to Enhance Interprofessional Education
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Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America
Mara Buchbinder has a new book: Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America. "Over the past five years, medical aid-in-dying (also known as assisted suicide) has expanded rapidly in the United States and is now legally available to ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 14, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Can a Global Vaccine Strategy Prioritizing Covid-19 Variant Hotspots be Ethical?
by Richard B. Gibson Ensuring that healthcare resources are made available to those in the greatest need of them – be that individuals, groups, populations, or countries – is not only a matter of public health but also one of ethics. A failure to implement appropriate resources allocation, reflective of a situation’s specific demands, illustrates not only an ignorance of public health factors but also betrays ethical shortcomings. In short, those stakeholders facing the toughest healthcare challenges should be afforded the greatest number of resources.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 14, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: COVID-19 pandemic Featured Posts Global Ethics Justice Public Health Social Justice Vaccines Covid vaccine Source Type: blogs

Preserving Patient Dignity (Formerly Patient Modesty) Volume 116
Let's get started on Volume 116 with this video from YouTube.  It's about 4 minutes or so in length but clearly shows a potentially upsetting relationship between a patient and his physician and physician's office.  On completion of the ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 14, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Maurice Bernstein, M.D. Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Bioethics of Built Health Care Spaces
Around the world, an alarming percentage of Covid-19 deaths occurred in long-term care facilities. Some of these deaths may have been avoided by changes in design. It's time that bioethicists to take a closer look at the built health care environment. The post The Bioethics of Built Health Care Spaces appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 13, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care health care architecture syndicated Source Type: blogs

Lessons to Learn From The Slow Vaccine Rollout
by Arthur Caplan, PhD There is general agreement that the rollout of vaccines in the United States has been a dismal failure. Too many doses are in warehouses, not nearly enough in arms. And too much confusion exists about prioritizing those in need versus allowing institutions and vaccination sites discretion to decide how best to use their supplies. Given these challenges, what lessons can be drawn about vaccination policy going forward? Drawing up priority lists without attention to logistics—where vaccine is being given– is confusing in terms of maximizing protection, vaccines in arms or following ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 13, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Arthur Caplan Tags: COVID-19 pandemic Decision making Featured Posts Public Health Vaccines Covid-19 vaccine Source Type: blogs

Amendments to Washington Death with Dignity Act – More Accessible MAID
A few days ago, I blogged about how New Mexico MAID legislation is designed to be more accessible than the traditional Oregon model. New Washington State legislation (H.B. 1141) is similarly designed to be more accessible. Waiting Period: The Wash... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 13, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Dementia Directives for Stopping Eating and Drinking – Important Alternative to MAID
Once a patient loses capacity from dementia, medical aid in dying is usually no longer a last resort option. This is exemplified by the case of Christine Bregnard profiled in the Swiss media this week.Only in the Netherlands can one (while capacitated)... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 13, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Black Bioethics, Black Health, And White Mobs
by Keisha Ray, PhD In the past I have written on the concept of Black bioethics and when a mob of White domestic terrorists attacked the US Capitol last week I couldn’t help but think of the health of Black people watching these attacks. I thought of the psychological effects, such as mental anguish and anxiety they would cause for Black people. I thought of the stress these attacks must cause Black people and the very real adverse biological effects of stress on Black people, a population who already has disproportionate rates of...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 12, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Cultural Ethics Featured Posts Health Disparities black bioethics government regulation Source Type: blogs

Vaccines and Ventilators: Need, Outcome or a Right to a Fair Go?
Written by Julian Savulescu and Jonathan Pugh The current UK approach to allocating limited life-saving resources is on the basis of need. Guidance issued by The General Medical Council states that all doctors must “Make sure that decisions about setting priorities that affect patients are fair and based on clinical need and the likely effectiveness […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
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Pandemic Ethics: Saving Lives and Replaceability
Written by Roger Crisp Imagine two worlds quite different from our own. In Non-intervention, if a person becomes ill with some life-threatening condition, though their pain may be alleviated, no attempt is made to save their lives. In Maximal-intervention, everything possible is done to save the lives of those with life-threatening conditions. Our world lies […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
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9th International Association for Education in Ethics Conference
The 2021 International Association for Education in Ethics Conference Advisory & Planning Committee invites ethics educators and students to highlight their research or scholarly work through oral presentation or poster display.The virtua... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 12, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Constitutionality of Texas Advance Directives Act
In July 2020, the Texas Court of Appeals declared the dispute resolution provisions in the Texas Advance Directives Act unconstitutional. In this morning's Order List, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in COOK CHILDREN'S MEDICAL C... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 11, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Michigan Enacts New Statutes for Pediatric DNR Orders
While most legislatures are just getting ready to start a new session, this week, the Governor of Michigan signed three prior session bills into law. The new statutes allow parents and guardians to execute a Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) order on behal... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 10, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

New Mexico Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act – More Accessible MAID
The New Mexico legislature is again considering the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act. As I suggested in a thorough review and comparison of state MAID laws, New Mexico's legislation is innovative and departs from the traditional Oregon... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 10, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Medical Futility Disputes – Comparing Ethics Consultants, Statutes, and Courts
Janet Dolgin looks at how hard it is to resolve medical futility disputes in a new article in the BYU Law Review."This Article explores legal, moral, and social conundrums at the center of so-called 'medical futility disputes.' This Article shows how c... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Guest Post: Why Philosophers Should Write More Accessibly: Towards A New Kind of Epistemic (In)justice
Written by University of Oxford student Brian Wong Philosophy should, to some extent, be a publicly oriented activity: we hope to make sense of first-order questions concerning how we ought to live, what existence is, what we know, and also deeper questions concerning our methodologies and ways of thinking. Yet philosophical writing has long been […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Health Care academia accessability Guest Post philosophy syndicated Source Type: blogs

Lessons for Philosophers and Scientists from Sherlock Holmes and Father Brown
By Charles Foster Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate has issued proceedings, complaining that Enola Holmes,  a recently released film about Sherlock Holmes’ sister, portrays the great detective as too emotional. Sherlock Holmes was famously suspicious of emotions. 1 ‘ [L]ove is an emotional thing’, he icily observed, ‘and whatever is emotional is opposed to that true […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Charles Foster Tags: Decision making Ethics Health Care books Charles Foster's Posts crime Current Affairs Reflections syndicated Source Type: blogs

PRESS RELEASE: Racial Justice Requires Ending Drug War, Say Leading Bioethicists
PRESS RELEASE: Free all non-violent criminals jailed on minor drug offences, say experts Non-violent offenders serving time for drug use or possession should be freed immediately and their convictions erased, according to research published in the peer-reviewed The American Journal of Bioethics. More than 60 international experts including world-leading bioethicists, psychologists and drug experts have […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Brian D. Earp Tags: Health Care Public Health addiction bioethics Brian D. Earp Brian D. Earp's Posts Carl L. Hart Cocaine Drug War heroin injustice Jonathan Lewis Peter Singer Prohibition Racial Justice racism syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Deny Vaccination to Undocumented Immigrants? Who Might Benefit?
by Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD Another day, another headline to stoke fear in the mind and hearts of immigrants. This one did not come from the federal government but was based on the statements of Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska. His response to a reporter’s question led many to believe that undocumented immigrants working at the state’s meatpacking plants would not be eligible to receive vaccination for COVID-19. However, a spokesperson for the governor later clarified that proof of citizenship was not required for COVID-19 vaccination but nevertheless added that  “&hellip...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 7, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Mark Kuczewski Tags: COVID-19 pandemic Ethics Featured Posts Health Disparities Health Policy & Insurance Justice Public Health Social Justice Vaccines Vulnerable Populations Source Type: blogs

Masks Are Not Created Equal
Finally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on developing standards for masks to see which ones actually block viruses. In the meantime, though, we should all be acting on what we do know about the effectiveness of various masks against Covid. The post Masks Are Not Created Equal appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 7, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care CDC cloth masks COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum medical masks N95 masks syndicated Source Type: blogs

U.S. Court of Appeals to Assess Texas Advance Directives Act Claim
A case involving the Texas Advance Directives Act has now been fully briefed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Oral argument has not yet been scheduled.The plaintiffs provocatively frame the question: Does the constitution permit... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 7, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

This Machine Kills Viruses
Written by Stephen Rainey If we had a machine that could eradicate coronavirus at the press of a button, there would likely be a queue to do the honours. Rather than having such a device, we have a science-policy interface, and a general context of democratic legitimacy. This isn’t a push-button, but a complex of […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 6, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Stephen Rainey Tags: Ethics Health Care Politics Public Health Science bioethics Collective Responsibility Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health COVID-19 Current Affairs International/ Global Health Pandemic Ethics Stephen Rainey's Posts syndi Source Type: blogs

More Videotaped Advance Directives
Last year, I summarized current efforts to make and record videotaped advance directive videos. And I argued for greater use of video advance directives (VADs).The new App, CARE-IT (short for "care itinerary"), from Stanford not only all... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 6, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Are Healthcare Workers Morally Obligated to Treat Covid-19 Patients?
by Vincent LaBarca, DNP Healthcare workers are dying. As of December 31st, 2020, more than 300,000 American healthcare workers (HCWs) have been infected with the coronavirus. Tragically, at least 1,100 have died. The circumstances facing HCWs are dire: Covid positive nurses are being forced to work. Hospitals are still scrambling for protective gear. Hiccups in vaccine distribution have led to debates of priority between colleagues. All of these factors have contributed to a rise in mental and physical illness, burnout, and moral distress among HCWs.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 6, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: COVID-19 pandemic Ethics Featured Posts Health Care professional ethics Public Health #diaryofaplagueyear Source Type: blogs

Evaluating the Interpretation of Advance Directives and POLST
In simulations at a U.S. hospital clinicians made inaccurate interpretations of advance directives and POLST more than 50% of the time. The study, "TRIAD XI: Utilizing simulation to evaluate the living will and POLST ability to achieve goal concor... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 6, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ashamed to Be Vaccinated? The Ethics of Health Care Employees Forgoing Unfair Priority
Suppose you are young, healthy, employed in a health care system and that your line of work does not require leaving the low-risk comfort of your home. Now suppose that your employer offers you a vaccine. You know there are others in your community who are at greater risk of contracting and dying from Covid-19 than you. Should you accept the dose? The post Ashamed to Be Vaccinated? The Ethics of Health Care Employees Forgoing Unfair Priority appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Ethics Health Care allocation COVID-19 Covid-19 vaccine Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hospitals Sued Over Saving Patients ’ Lives (Podcast)
Last week, I talked with June Grasso at Bloomberg Law Radio about lawsuit against hospitals when advance directives are not followed. The podcast is available here. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

ASBH 23rd Annual Conference – Call for Proposals
The 23rd annual conference of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities is October 13-16, 2021. But proposals are due by March 1, 2021. ASBH is accepting proposals for:Preconference WorkshopsWorkshopsPanel PresentationsDebatesPerformances ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Disney Fast Pass of COVID-19 Vaccines: The Ethics of Paying to Jump The Line
by Daniel J. Hurst, PhD, ThM, MSc and Matthew Arbo, PhD The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)—the group advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to allocate COVID-19 vaccines, has made their recommendations based upon a phased system with high-risk healthcare workers and first responders receiving the vaccine first (Phase 1a), followed by persons with comorbidities as well as older adults living in congregate settings (Phase 1b). Phase 2 of the plan would then include many other essential workers as well as all older adults.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: COVID-19 pandemic Ethics Featured Posts Health Care Health Disparities Public Health Vaccines #diaryofaplagueyear Source Type: blogs

Goodbye 2020, Hello New Opportunities for Bioethics
by Keisha Ray, PhD and Alyssa Burgart, MD, MA Keisha Although I have been an editor at bioethics.net for 2 years now, I have been a consistent author since 2014, when Craig Klugman, then editor, invited me to be a regular contributor. Craig offered guidance and it is partly because of his efforts I am able to continue as blog editor. I hope to be a good partner to my new co-editor, Dr. Alyssa Burgart, just like Craig was to me.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Ethics Featured Posts Health Care Source Type: blogs

Even Though Mass Testing For COVID Isn ’t Always Accurate, It Could Still Be Useful – Here’s Why
This article was originally published here by the Conversation, on 22nd Dec 2020   The mass testing of asymptomatic people for COVID-19 in the UK was thrown into question by a recent study. In a pilot in Liverpool, over half the cases weren’t picked up, leading some to question whether using tests that perform […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
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Spouse Battles Birth Family over Whether to Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatment from RS
The conflict over treatment for middle-aged RS continues. On the one hand, his wife and children support withdrawing life-sustaining treatment because there is only a small chance he will emerge to even MCS. On the other hand, RS' birth family opposes ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Right to Die Around the World – Webinar
Join the Hemlock Society of San Diego on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 3:30 PM CST. This free educational program will cover laws and practices of Voluntary Euthanasia and briefly review Assisted Dying practices around the world. Expert Speakers:Rob... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 3, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

VSED – Reading List and Resources
The mission of VSED Resources Northwest is to "increase community awareness of VSED as a conscious end-of-life choice and to further its availability and access." They have been building their website which now includes links to many good books, a... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 2, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

“One Last Time”
“One Last Time”by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. One of the traditions of this blog has been an end-of-year recap and offering of predictions for the new year. Like most things in 2020, however, this year’s review will be a little different. While I am writing the end of the year post, the look forward is being written by the new co-editors of the blog, Keisha Ray and Alyssa Burgart.  In 2012, two colleagues and friends arranged a shidduch between myself and David Magnus, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Bioethics.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
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