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

Critics Wonder Whether the FDA Is Too Slow to Handle a Pandemic
The FDA plays a critical role in our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It helps decide which medicines are safe and effective to treat the disease. It evaluates the accuracy and reliability of laboratory tests. And it will play a central role... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care health policy Peter Ubel syndicated Source Type: blogs

Police Forcibly Drag Parents from ICU in Medical Futility Conflict over 6-Year-Old Zainab Abbasi
Last August, Zainab Abbasi was suffering from the rare genetic illness Niemann-Pick disease. She was critically ill and clinicians had just informed her parents (themselves NHS physicians) that they had decided to remove life-support and allow her to d... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ethically Problematic Medical Device Representation
This piece appears as an editorial in the August 2020 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. You can read this piece and others here. by Judy Illes CM, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS, Patrick J McDonald MD MHSc FRCSC, Chloe Lau BSc, Viorica M. Hrincu BSc, Mary B. Connolly MD FRCP, MBBCH Ethical issues in physician-industry and academia-industry relationships have focused largely on the financial nature of these relationships. It took very little time after solutions to transparency regarding financial conflicts were introduced, however, before the medical community was presented with a new and equally challenging situati...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Editorial-AJOB Featured Posts Neuroethics Source Type: blogs

Upstream Ethical Mapping of Germline Genome Editing
This piece appears as an editorial in the August 2020 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. You can read this piece and others here. by Jodi Halpern MD PhD & David Paolo In his lead article, Cwik derives categories for the upstream mapping of germline genome editing (GGE). Some peer commentators refine specific aspects of his analysis or recommend additional dimensions. Our concern, instead, is on the suitability of his methods and the resulting categories for setting an ethical agenda for GGE.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Editorial-AJOB Featured Posts Genetics Source Type: blogs

A contemporary reprise of theories of justice
This blog’s being sponsored by an evangelical Christian university means, among other things, that at least some contributors, notably the current writer, tend to adopt a set of basic Christian assumptions (monotheism, tenets of historic Christianity, biblicism) in approaching matters of bioethics, including justice.  In that light, a recent summary of a Christian framework for … Continue reading "A contemporary reprise of theories of justice" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Jon Holmlund Tags: Health Care Culture / Ethnicity / Gender / Disability Ethical Method / Grounding human dignity syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hacking Ventilators in a Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to test and occasionally overwhelm health care institutions. Many practitioners may face the ethically challenging scenario of having to ration ventilators while triaging patients in “crisis care.” Ventilator shortages have led to innovative ventilator design “hacks.” Are these improvised ventilators ethical? The post Hacking Ventilators in a Pandemic appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care bridge ventilators COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum Health Care Reform & Policy improvised ventilators shared ventilators syndicated Source Type: blogs

Is this Patient REALLY Unrepresented? Hospital Must Make Diligent Inquiry.
In a series of articles on medical decision making for unrepresented patients, I emphasize the importance of first making sure that the patient really is unrepresented. That involves two important inquiries. First, does the patient really lack capacity... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Is this Patient REALLY Unrepresented?
In a series of articles on medical decision making for unrepresented patient, I emphasize the importance of first making sure that the patient really is unrepresented. That involves two important inquiries. First, does the patient really lack capacity?... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Oklahoma Limits Guardian Authority to Stop Life-Sustaining Treatment and Constrains Use of QALYs
Several Oklahoma legislators attended the ceremonial bill signing for H.B. 2587, the Nondiscrimination in Health Care Coverage Act, and H.B. 2588, which allows Oklahoma courts to grant guardians the power to consent to withdrawing or withholding life-s... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 12, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Considering Systemic Discrimination in Tenure
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Last week I was speaking with a friend who works at another university and we were discussing one of their faculty and their progress for tenure. This faculty member is a brilliant philosopher whose area of specialization is in high demand right now. They have been invited to give multiple talks for different organizations and institutions as well as have been writing a number of OpEds. My friend’s concern was that none of these efforts would help their colleague earn tenure.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Featured Posts Gender Disparities professional ethics Science Social Justice #blackbioethics Source Type: blogs

ASBH Annual Conference – Sessions on End of Life Topics
The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities will be holding its 22nd annual conference in a dynamic, virtual format from October 12 to 18, 2020. Here are some interesting sessions related to end-of-life issues.Thursday10:00 AM - Panel Presentatio... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Relief Efforts: How Can Medical Students Maximize Impact and Equity?
 by Nolan M. Kavanagh, M.P.H., Rishi R. Goel, M.Sc. The COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined many medical students from the “frontlines.” Our classes are now online, clinical responsibilities were delayed, and testing schedules for board examinations have been thrown into uncertainty. Many institutions have prohibited students at various levels from any clinical contact, even in a volunteer capacity. Although these measures protect students and patients, the pandemic has made us feel helpless. We see a world on fire and feel the urge to save it.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Health Care Public Health Uncategorized #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Seeing for Myself in the Morgue
By Emily Hagen As Dr. W, the pathologist, ushered my peers and me in, he made sure that we were properly wearing our masks, gloves, cloth gowns, and expressions of respect. He encouraged us to speak up if we felt too nervous to walk further inside. The morgue smelled of formaldehyde and goose bumps formed […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: reflectivemeded Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Video Decision Aid for POLST
Jarred Gallegos recently submitted his PhD dissertation to West Virginia University: "A Video Decision Aid for the West Virginia POST: A Randomized, Controlled Trial."POLST allows patients to express preferences for end-of-life medical decisions. Altho... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Accelerating Bioethics Nationalism?
The global crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic and the rush to create and distribute a vaccine widely hoped to be a “silver bullet” that can facilitate a return to “normalcy” threatens to upend seven decades of assumptions about bioethical norms. The post Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Accelerating Bioethics Nationalism? appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care bioethics Covid vaccine COVID-19 global health Hastings Bioethics Forum nationalism syndicated Source Type: blogs

Not Dead Yet on Medical Aid in Dying and Medical Futility
Diane Coleman, Anita Cameron, and John Kelly describe the mission of Not Dead Yet and how it relates to MAID and medical futility.
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hospital Sued for Providing Unwanted Treatment & Violating Advance Directive
Lillian Schwalls had an advance directive directing no aggressive life-sustaining measures. But when she coded at Regency Hospital (in Macon, GA) on May 12, 2018, she was resuscitated and placed on life support. She died eight days later.Her granddaugh... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care advance directive syndicated UMT Source Type: blogs

Black Bioethics and How the Failures of the Profession Paved the Way for Its Existence
In many ways, black bioethics can be explained very simply as the exploration and interrogation of any event, ideal, technological advancement, person, or institution that directly or indirectly affects the health or well-being of black (loosely defined) individuals or the black population. Black bioethics is taking what we do in bioethics and specifically applying it to black people. But in other ways black bioethics is more than this; it is a rebellion against bioethics. The post Black Bioethics and How the Failures of the Profession Paved the Way for Its Existence appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Health Disparities bioethics disability Hastings Bioethics Forum immigrants Latinix LGBTQ Ethics Racial Justice racism syndicated Source Type: blogs

An 18th-Century Lesson on How to Stay Healthy during a Pandemic
Evidence is now overwhelming that wearing face masks slows the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But Americans haven’t universally donned these coverings. An effective leader would find a way to encourage people to adopt this lifesaving behavior. Take saue... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 7, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care Health & Well-being health policy Peter Ubel syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

ASBH Annual Bioethics Conference
The ASBH Annual Bioethics Conference is going forward in October in a virtual format. Here are two sessions in which I will be presenting.Current Ethical and Legal Issues in Brain Death in Our Pluralistic WorldThursday Oct 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:1... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 7, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs