Medical Aid in Dying and Integrative Medicine Symposium
This virtual symposium on October 3, 2020, is designed to increase awareness of the latest end of life interventions, including medical aid in dying in California, advances in evidence-based prescribing practices and more.OBJECTIVES1. Create more aware... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Informed Consent: Legal Duties to Discuss Costs of Treatment
Three years ago, I wrote a short article arguing that physicians have a duty to disclose the costs of treatment, especially when those costs are very high. Newer legal developments have made the case even stronger. One example is a new regulation&... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The NFL is back!
As we observe another Labor Day, our annual transition from the heat of summer to the cool breezes of autumn, it is refreshing to know that the National Football League is planning to start its 2020 season in just a few days.  As you are probably aware, team officials throughout the league have factored COVID-19 into … Continue reading "The NFL is back!" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 7, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Neil Skjoldal Tags: Health Care bioethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

New in-Depth Inquiry: the Future of Aging
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics recently announced that it will soon begin a new in-depth inquiry on the future of ageing. The inquiry will explore the ethical implications of the emerging role of science and technology in helping people live well in... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 7, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Advance Directives/Care Planning: Clear, Simple, and Wrong
Sean Morrison wrote a provocative article this summer in the Journal of Palliative Medicine titled "Advance Directives / Care Planning: Clear, Simple, and Wrong." One key line challenges long held tenets in bioethics, palliative care, and medicine... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 7, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

A Tale of Two Elders
Concern for elderly relatives and friends has been heightened during the coronavirus pandemic.   In the last month, I have visited two nonagenarians:  one was in the assisted living portion of a large multi-level care facility; the other, in her own home.  In both, frequent hand washing or sanitizing by visitors was done.  The assisted living … Continue reading "A Tale of Two Elders" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 6, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: D. Joy Riley Tags: Health Care assisted living bioethics COVID-19 Elder Care Greece nursing home beds syndicated United States Source Type: blogs

Alain Cocq Livestreams VSED Death to Protest French Prohibition of MAID
57-year-old Dijon resident Alain Cocq sought to hasten his death through medical aid in dying (MAID). But even a direct request to President Macron was unsuccessful.So, starting today (Saturday, September 4), Cocq stopped intake of all food and fluids.... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 5, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Newsfeed: Ethics and Society Newsfeed – September 4, 2020
Education and COVID-19 An Ethical Opening for Higher Ed Institutions “The job of IRBs is to approve research involving human subjects. The ethicists, scientists and community members who staff the IRBs do risk-benefit analyses before they allow a proposed experiment to go forward. Unlike hospitals — nearly all of which have ethics committees — colleges typically […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 4, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Education Ethics Health Care Research Ethics bioethics business ethics coronavirus COVID-19 CRISPR dementia Fordham University Center for Ethics Education human fetal tissue In the News medical medical ethics Newsfeed pande Source Type: blogs

Special Issue on Brain Death & Organ Donation
The September 2020 issue of Anaesthesia includes several interesting articles on brain death and organ donation.Optimisation of the organ donor and effects on transplanted organs: a narrative review on current practice and future directions Curren... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 4, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

AMA Joins Twenty Organizations in Brief to Save the Texas Advance Directives Act
A large group of healthcare and other associations has filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court of Texas to review the massive Court of Appeals decision questioning the constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directives Act.The most fundamental pr... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 4, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

British High Court Authorizes Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment from 12-Year Old J over Parents ’ Objections
In April 2020, a 12-year-old boy, J, was found hanging in his bedroom. As a result of a lack of oxygen to the brain and cardiac arrest, J suffered a "profound, severe neurological injury."Doctors at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trus... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Whom Can We Trust? COVID-19, Politics, and the Decay of Federal Science
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Since 1927, the agency now known as the Food and Drug Administration became the federal agency responsible for the safety of food for human consumption, drugs, and  therapeutic devices. Started in 1946, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention opened to fight communicable diseases (starting with malaria) in the U.S. and around the world. Together, these two agencies are among the most respected scientific institutions in the world. At least they were until the last few weeks.  On August 23, FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn announced emergency a...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Featured Posts Institutions, Centers, Funding Politics Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

In Memoriam: Charles Bosk
by Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong, PhD, MPA, and Joanna Kempner, PhD Charles L. Bosk was an influential sociologist whose work on medical education, medical errors and patient safety, the medical profession, bioethics and the ethics of social science research, and social problems was foundational within the field of medical sociology and resonated within clinical medicine, health policy and bioethics.  His sociological imagination was dazzling.  His contributions span fine-grained, closely observed ethnography and richly reasoned, elegantly argued theory.  His wide-ranging influence in sociol...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts In Memoriam medical sociology Source Type: blogs

Charlie Gard ’ s Parents: Our New Baby Ollie Has ‘ Lit up Our Lives ’
In August, Chris and Connie Yates welcomed  baby Ollie, born a day after Charlie's birthday. Charlie Gard, who suffered from a rare genetic condition, died in 2017, after an extensive court battled that followed by media around the world. The... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Call for Submissions: Ethics and Social Justice Essay Prize
Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Ethics and Social Justice Essay Prize2020 Theme: Racial Justice: Realities and Possibilities The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Ethics and Social Justice Essay Prizeis an undergraduate essay competition open to college seniors at accredited 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The competition is intended to amplify historically underrepresented voices […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Ethics Health Care Center for Ethics Education essay prize Ethical dilemma Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Fordham University Student Voices Master of Arts in Ethics and Society Racial Justice scholarship syndicated Source Type: blogs

An Open Letter to Dr. Wang from Two Asian American Scholars Who Support Affirmative Action
Dear Dr. Wang, Your article was recently  retracted by the editors of the Journal of the American Heart Association and was denounced by the AAMC and the American Heart Association. As researchers and leaders in selective admissions and medical education, and as Asian Americans, we are deeply disturbed and offended by your article’s lack of […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: reflectivemeded Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Pediatric Fertility Preservation for Hormone Suppression in Transgender Youth
Last week, I received an e-mail update on current research and treatment being performed at the institution where I did my residency training. One of the interesting research areas was in the discipline of pediatric fertility preservation. Pediatric patients who undergo cancer treatments often take medications which cause destruction of their testicles or ovaries, not … Continue reading "Pediatric Fertility Preservation for Hormone Suppression in Transgender Youth" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 1, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Mark McQuain Tags: Health Care bioethics biotechnology human dignity reproduction syndicated Source Type: blogs

Contemporary Issues in Medical Ethics – 8 Session Course
The Denver-based Academy for Lifelong Learning is offering a low-cost, eight-part course on "Contemporary Issues in Medical Ethics." The course is offered through Zoom on Tuesday mornings from September 15 to November 3, 2020.As we struggle with new et... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 1, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Growing Hospital Use of Texas Advance Directives Act 10-Day Rule
Although an appeals court recently held that the medical futility section of the Texas Advance Directives Act was unconstitutional, hospitals have been using the statute more than ever.Texas Right to Life reports that its "patient advocacy team has see... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 1, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hot Topics: Cool Talk – Physician Assisted Suicide
Join me on September 30, 2020, from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, for "Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Physician Assisted Suicide." Free registration.Medical Aid in Dying is currently legal in ten jurisdiction in the United States: California, Colorado, District of Colum... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 31, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

We Can ’t Forget the Nation’s Other Epidemic
Covid isn’t merely overshadowing the drug overdose crisis—it’s directly worsening it. The post We Can’t Forget the Nation’s Other Epidemic appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 31, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care bioethics COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care Opioid Epidemic overdose Psychiatry and Mental Health syndicated Source Type: blogs

ICU Capacity is More about the Clinicians than the Number of Beds
Contractors can build new hospitals in a week. But training competent physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other clinicians to work in ICUs takes years. This recent STAT story explains that "ICU capacity is more about the clinicians than the... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 31, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Major Medical Association Supports Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) Education & Consultation
A growing number of healthcare professional societies have accepted medical aid in dying in their position statements and codes of ethics. But the American Academy of Family Physicians has gone a step further.AAFP has formed a new member interest group... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Neurology Grand Rounds: Brain Death: Controversies and Advances
On September 30, 2020, OHSU Neurology Grand Rounds will feature David Greer, presenting "Brain Death: Controversies and Advances." Neurology Grand Rounds provides free continuing medical education for the public. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Who Gets the Final Say? The Ethics of Futile Treatment
The next DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy, on October 5, 2020, is "Who Gets the Final Say? The Ethics of Futile Treatment." The speakers, as with prior DeVos Colloquy events, are excellent: Gabriel Bosslet MD, MA and Stuart Youngner, MD. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Argentine Mother Seeks Euthanasia for Incapacitated 22-Year-Old Son
Eva Briñócoli is seeking judicial permission to euthanize her 22-year-old son, Adrian, who suffers from cerebral palsy and recurrent seizures. The effort is futile given Argentina's legal prohibition of euthanasia. This case illustrates why jurisd... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 28, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Are Physicians Hypocrites for Supporting Black Lives Matter Protests and Opposing Anti-Lockdown Protests? An Ethical Analysis
Physicians have been vocal in condemning the anti-lockdown protests while endorsing and even participating in the Black Lives Matter protests. This has led to criticism of the medical community for being inconsistent and hypocritical. What does an ethical analysis reveal? The post Are Physicians Hypocrites for Supporting Black Lives Matter Protests and Opposing Anti-Lockdown Protests? An Ethical Analysis appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health anti-lockdown protests Black Lives Matter COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum racism syndicated Source Type: blogs

GOP Convention Mentions Charlie Gard, Medical Futility, and Medical Aid in Dying
Awkwardly, both medical aid in dying and medical futility made an appearance at the GOP Convention. It is awkward because these are state law matters that lie outside the jurisdiction of the President or federal government. Twenty years ago, the f... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Tinslee Lewis Medical Futility Case Heads to the Supreme Court
Last month, the Texas Court of Appeals ruled that a key dispute resolution provision in the Texas Advance Directives Act (TADA) is unconstitutional. Cook Children's Medical Center had invoked this provision (Tex. Health & Safety Code 166.046) ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Limits of Individualism: Potential Societal Harms from the EAP for Convalescent Plasma
This editorial appears in the September issue of the American Journal of Bioethics by David Magnus, PhD This issue features a set of articles addressing allocation issues for drugs for COVID-19 that have not been approved by the FDA but are available through either Emergency Use Authorization or Expanded Access Programs (EAP). Webb et al. propose a framework to guide these decisions. Of particular note, the authors point out that a requirement for EAP programs is that they do not interfere with clinical development, including clinical trials, and that the larger the number of participants, the greater the evidenc...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 26, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Clinical Trials & Studies Ethics Featured Posts Public Health Research Ethics Uncategorized #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 policy Source Type: blogs

Medical Aid in Dying Could be Legalized in the UK within Four Years
British MP Andrew Mitchell, new co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group for choice at the end of life, has predicted that the UK may legalize MAID within four years."I think that given the very limited nature of these proposals; that it woul... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 26, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Medical Aid in Dying: Key Variations Among U.S. State Laws
Look for my forthcoming article in the October 2020 issue of the Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law from the American Health Law Association: "Medical Aid in Dying: Key Variations Among U.S. State Laws."Medical aid in dying (MAID) is legal in el... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

VSED – Case Studies for Discussion about Voluntary Renouncement of Food and Liquids
More and more people, especially the very old, are interested in VSED (fasting for death), a method to end one's own life independently. What does this mean for relatives, doctors, and carers? Is the fast to death an uncomfortable or a coherent experie... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Care Homes Told to Put Blanket DNR Order on All Residents
Except in rare circumstances when CPR would be physiologically futile or virtually physiologically futile, clinicians must obtain the patient's consent to write a do not resuscitate (DNR) order. In any case, clinicians must at least first consult with ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Make lockdowns against COVID-19 outbreak ethical: What did we learn from Wuhan
by Sweta Dubey MBBS &  Siddhesh Zadey BSMS For the first time in human history, over 3.9 billion people in about ninety countries around the world were contained in lockdowns as of the first week of April. The current pandemic saw the rise of lockdown as a public health intervention since it was imposed in Wuhan, China, on January 23, 2020. While researchers and decision-makers have discussed the effectiveness of the lockdown for managing novel SARS-CoV-2, little has been written on the ethics of lockdown.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Ethics Featured Posts Global Ethics Health Regulation & Law Justice Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear #reportsfromaroundtheworld COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Fact-checking COVID-19 Stats
A U.S. Senator mistakenly tweeted that 14% of UNC students have COVID-19. A local news station fact-checked that tweet, explained the math, and the Senator didn’t back down. Sigh… The University of North Carolina made national news after reporting a co... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care Peter Ubel syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Challenge trials for a coronavirus vaccine are unethical – except for in one unlikely scenario
There's a faster way to complete vaccine trials, but is it ethical? Skaman306/Moment via Getty ImagesThe world urgently needs a vaccine for COVID-19. Only when a vaccine is approved and people are safe can countries fully end their lockdowns and resume normal life. The trouble is that such vaccines usually take years to develop and test for efficacy and safety. Recently, some bioethicists have proposed a way of speeding up this testing process by several months. Researchers would put volunteers in quarantine with access to the best medical care, give these volunteers one of the trial vaccines and then directly expose them...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ben Bramble, Visiting Fellow, Princeton University Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Father Fatally Shoots Terminally Ill 11-Year-Old Daughter
Miami area 11-year-old Angela Ng was terminally ill and undergoing chemotherapy. But for reasons vaguely reminiscent of the infamous Robert Latimer case, Angela's father fatally shot her before turning the gun on himself. Unlike cases with adults,... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Expand the Right to Die Because Old Age Is an Incurable Disease – Jacqueline Jencquel
This video interview with Jacqueline Jencquel is powerful. She is 76 years old and is not suffering from any serious illness. But she feels her life is over and advocates for “old age rational suicide.”
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 22, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Covid-19 and Deafness: Why the Protocols Fall Short
I am hard-of-hearing; I wear two hearing aids, and Covid-19 has made all forms of human interaction extraordinarily difficult. The post Covid-19 and Deafness: Why the Protocols Fall Short appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 21, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care communicating COVID-19 disability Hastings Bioethics Forum Social Distancing syndicated wearing masks Source Type: blogs

Blackbird – Film Depicts Medical Aid in Dying with All Star Cast
Here is the trailer for Blackbird, a new movie about a woman who has decided to end her life with MAID after battling with ALS for years. “Once we set a date, I stopped worrying about dying, and I could focus more on living.”The patient and her hu... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 21, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Needs to Prepare for “Post-COVID-19 Syndrome”
This post will appear as an editorial in a future issue of the American Journal of Bioethics by Robert Klitzman, MD While attention has focused in many states and countries on the initial acute phase of COVID-19 pandemic and on lowering rates of infection and deaths, evidence suggests that among many survivors, the virus is causing ongoing symptoms that need to be more fully anticipated and addressed. Governments, healthcare institutions, providers, patients, family members, the media and the public need to recognize and plan to meet these patients’ ongoing needs.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Decision making Editorial-AJOB Featured Posts Health Care Public Health #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 research resource allocation Source Type: blogs

The Completed Life Conference
Readers of this blog will likely be interested in a free six-part webinar series that I helped coordinate, “The Completed Life Conference.” Speakers include Peggy Battin, Tim Quill, Paul Menzel, Jessica Zitter, Dan Sulmasy, Jocelyn Downie, Agnes v... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Parents in Bobby Reyes Brain Death Dispute Sue County EMS
In September 2019, Bobby Reyes died from an asthma attack. For nearly a month, his parents contested the determination of death on neurological criteria. Now, they are suing the County EMS dispatch that directed the ambulance to the wrong location... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 19, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Parents in Bonny Reyes Brain Death Dispute Sue County EMS
In September 2019, Bobby Reyes died from an asthma attack. For nearly a month, his parents contested the determination of death on neurological criteria. Now, they are suing the County EMS dispatch that directed the ambulance to the wrong location... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 19, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19
In a new (and free) 260-page report, 50 top national experts offer a new assessment of the U.S. policy response to the COVID-19 crisis. The authors also offer recommendations on how federal, state and local leaders can better respond to COVID-19 and fu... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 18, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Widower Regrets Not Having Advance Directive Handy at Hospital
This weekend, in newspapers across the country, Dear Abby addressed a reader letter describing a misinterpreted advance directive. The patient remained in cardiac and respiratory distress because clinicians said her "her living will was ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Did Russia ’s Most Influential Bioethicist Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?
Along with the announcement that his government had approved Sputnik V, the supposed Russian coronavirus vaccine, Vladimir Putin also indulged in a moment of paternal pride: Wanting to confirm his personal confidence in the vaccine, he mentioned that one of his daughters was among the early recipients. This raises a couple of intriguing questions: Which daughter was it? And why does it matter? The post Did Russia’s Most Influential Bioethicist Get a Coronavirus Vaccine? appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum Sputnik V syndicated Source Type: blogs

NuTech 2020 Conference
NuTech (New Technologies in Self-Deliverance) is a loose group of representatives from right to die groups around the world who are interested in, and working on, the development of DIY methodologies that enable a peaceful, reliable (and non-medical) d... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs