4th Democratic Debate – October 2019
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The fourth iteration of this debate lasted over 3 hours and included 12 candidates (now fitting onto one stage–barely–on a single night). Most of them were attacking Warren, who is the current front runner according to the polls. When it came to health care, the candidates fall into two approaches. The first is supported by Warren and Sanders, both of whom advocate “Medicare for all” a universal health care program. Warren said that this concept is “the gold standard; it’s how we get coverage for everyone”.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 16, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Featured Posts Health Policy & Insurance Politics Reproductive Ethics #DemDebate Source Type: blogs

6th Democratic Debate – October 2019
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The sixth iteration of this debate lasted over 3 hours and included 12 candidates. Most of them were attacking Warren, who is the current front runner according to the polls. When it came to health care, the candidates fall into two approaches. The first is supported by Warren and Sanders, both of whom advocate “Medicare for all” a universal health care program. Warren said that this concept is “the gold standard; it’s how we get coverage for everyone”.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 16, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Featured Posts Health Policy & Insurance Politics Reproductive Ethics #DemDebate Source Type: blogs

“You will be alright” – A Doctor’s Reflection on the Power of Hope
By Mahboobeh Mahdavinia Alanna and Anthony are not yet ten years old, but they have been to the emergency room more times than most adults. Every few months since they were babies, their parents have raced them to the hospital for asthma attacks, superinfections of their severe eczema, or food allergy reactions. They each have […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: reflectivemeded Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Elizabeth Anderson ’s Uehiro Lecture Summary: “Can We Talk – Communicating Moral Concern In An Era of Polarized Politics” – Lecture 1: What Has Gone Wrong?
It is something of an understatement to suggest that we are living through turbulent times. Society today is characterised not just by deep divisions about how to address key social challenges of our time, but also on the emphasis that should be placed on evidence-based discussion of these issues, and the moral values that should […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Jonathan Pugh Tags: Ethics Health Care Politics Audio Files Jonny Pugh's Posts podcasts Political Philosophy syndicated Uehiro Lectures Uehiro Lectures; Elizabeth Anderson; Political Communication. polarization Source Type: blogs

A Sad Victory
I recently watched the documentary AlphaGo, directed by Greg Kohs. The film tells the story of the refinement of AlphaGo—a computer Go program built by DeepMind—and tracks the match between AlphaGo and 18-time world champion in Go Lee Sedol. Go is an ancient Chinese board game. It was considered one of the four essential arts […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Carissa Véliz Tags: Health Care AI artificial intelligence Carissa Veliz's Posts syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hospital Keeps Dead Body in ICU for over 20 Days
Clinicians at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital determined that Bobby Reyes was dead on September 24, 2019. Yet, due to court injunctions obtained by his family, the hospital has continued organ-sustaining treatment for the past 22 days. Today, the family goes back to court to seek an extension of the injunction.  Based on compelling evidence in similar cases (like Mirranda Lawson in Richmond), the impact on the staff and on other pediatric patients is likely significant.   (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Humanoid Mass Production
Henry Ford would be proud. We now have the ability to mass produce humanoids, embryonic cells derived from human embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells (the latter can be made from adult cells). These cells are specifically designed by researchers to have some but not all of the necessary elements to be fully … Continue reading "Humanoid Mass Production" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Mark McQuain Tags: Genetics Health Care Stem Cells bioethics biotechnology human dignity syndicated Source Type: blogs

Serendipity – Film on Art & Medicine
Multi-disciplinary French artist Prune Nourry has gained international recognition for her thought-provoking, educational, and often times humorous projects exploring bioethics through sculpture as well as video, photography, and performance.  At... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hannah Arendt in St. Peter ’s Square
Neither one of us expected to be talking about Hannah Arendt at the Vatican. We had been invited to give talks at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on the scientific and ethical challenges posed by personalized medicine. Walking across the cobblestones of St. Peter’s Square we began to discuss how society regulates biomedical research. Are institutional review boards capable of dealing with innovations like personalized medicine? Are they too bound by regulations? Can they ask larger questions of meaning when simply following the rules won't suffice? And most worrisome, has their bureaucratic function caused them to...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Ethics Health Care Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Research Emerging Biotechnology gene editing Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

What sperm banks could learn from Fox ’s ‘Almost Family’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel ‘The Testaments’
This article was originally featured on the Genetic Literacy Project on October 1, 2019. This article, along with more information and additional links can be found at: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/10/01/foxs-almost-family-vs-the-handmaidens-tale-sequel-the-testaments-different-takes-on-the-dangers-of-sperm-bank-donations/ .  ** I'm dreading the debut of the Fox TV series Almost Family on October 2. In it, Julia Bechley discovers that her dying dad, a famous fertility doctor, had made dozens of personal DNA donations that are now millennials, at least two of whom have unknowingly h...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Bioethics Today Tags: Genetics Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Family Petitions Court for Euthanasia Because Unable to Afford Treatment
There is no evidence that any of the thousands of United States patients who have obtained medical aid in dying prescriptions did so because they could not afford treatment. Indeed, almost every one was already on hospice, so they had forgone... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Bioethics TV (October 7-10, 2019)
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 3): Informing a resistant parent; The Resident (Season 3; Episode 3): The Creepy Dr. Cain; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 3): We don’t pay for the right things; The lack of adequate FDA testing of medical devices; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 4): Assault, Choosing cryonics, abuse of power; Grey’s Anatomy (Season 16; Episode 3): Mistaken identity and withdrawal decisions The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 3): Informing a resistant parent Michelle Reynolds is a 14-year-old girl who comes in with abdominal pain—looks like a gallbladder issue.&hel...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: BioethicsTV End of Life Care Informed Consent professional ethics Psychiatric Ethics Social Justice Source Type: blogs

A Film Review – THE LURE OF THIS LAND
Autonomy, Liberty of Movement & Narrative Power by September Williams, MD THE LURE OF THIS LAND is a feature length documentary by Alexandra Lexton. Its world premiere was at the Mill Valley Film Festival October 5, 2019. Lexton is a consummate film professional, writer and narrative educator now stepping into the director’s chair. This work expresses a gentle passion for extracting primary motivating forces driving atypical protagonists. THE LURE OF THIS LAND (LOTL) is a filmic exploration of individual autonomymanifested by self-determination through the liberty of movement.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 13, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: September Williams, MD Tags: Bioethics Films Featured Posts Global Ethics #BioethicsScreenReflections Source Type: blogs

Unnecessarily Unbefriended – Michigan Hospital Fails to Timely Identify Patient
Many patients in a variety of healthcare facilities are unrepresented. They lack decision-making capacity, and they also lack both an applicable advance directive and an available surrogate. On the other hand, many patients who "appear" unrepresented a... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 13, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

What Becomes of Unbefriended Patients? Clinical, Policy, and Systems Approaches
Timothy Farrell presented a tremendous one-hour talk on unrepresented patients at the September 2019 University of Utah Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. The video for "What Becomes of Unbefriended Patients? Clinical, Policy, and Systems A... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 12, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

An Ambitious Vision for Bioethics – Some Reflections on Professor Jing-Bao Nie’s St Cross Seminar
Written by Ben Davies Many readers of the Practical Ethics blog will remember the astounding announcement last November by Chinese researcher He Jiankui that he had used CRISPR-cas9 technology to edit into two healthy embryos a resistance to developing HIV, later resulting in the birth of twins Lulu and Nana. As Professor Julian Savulescu expressed […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 11, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ben Davies Tags: Ethics Genetics Health Care Science bioethics Children and Families China CRISPR Current Affairs eugenics genetic engineering medical ethics Pluralism Reflections regulation syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Farewell (film) – Hiding Cancer Diagnosis from the Patient
The Farewell was released this summer. It depicts a grandmother who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The grandmother's family gathers to say goodbye without letting her know that the end is near. Each family member weighs their guilt abou... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 11, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Diving Deeper into Amazon Alexa ’s HIPAA Compliance
Amazon.com made waves in health care when it announced that its Alexa Skills Kit, a suite of tools for building voice programs, would be HIPAA compliant. Using the Alexa Skills Kit, companies could build voice experiences for Amazon Echo devices that communicate personal health information with patients. Alexa’s various roles in health care stand to confuse (or potentially exploit) users. The post Diving Deeper into Amazon Alexa’s HIPAA Compliance appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 10, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Amazon Alexa Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA syndicated Source Type: blogs

Family Arranges to Transfer Dead Patient to Another Hospital (Bobby Reyes)
Transferring a patient to another hospital is a common dispute resolution pathway for medical futility conflicts. In fact, it is built into a majority of state statutes on healthcare decision-making. But it is not common to transfer a patient already determined dead. Nevertheless, that is apparently what the family of Bobby Reyes was able to accomplish this week. Clinicians at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital determined him dead on neurologic criteria. The family obtained a court injunction forbidding the hospital from stopping organ-sustaining measures. During this time, the family was a...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 10, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ontario Court of Appeal Rejects Brain Death Challenge – Taquisha McKitty
The Ontario Court of Appeal has released a 47-page decision, rejecting a constitutional challenge to customarily applied brain death rules (McKitty v. Hayani, 2019 ONCA 805). (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 9, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Minnesota is Ready for the End of Life Options Act: Evolving Status of Medical Aid in Dying
Join me next month at the University of Minnesota for "Minnesota is Ready for the End of Life Options Act: Evolving Status of Medical Aid in Dying." (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 9, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

When Patients Are Maintained to Improve Hospital Stats: A Case Study
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. A ProPublica investigation discovered a pattern in some transplant patients at Newark Beth Israel Hospital (NJ): In a few cases, patients were kept in the ICU for one year after transplant and then quickly sent to a long-term care facility where they died. The story came to light when ProPublica learned of Darryl Young, a heart transplant patient who suffered brain damage during his surgery and remains in an unresponsive state (PVS).  The reporters apparently brought the story to the patient’s sister who had no idea that her brother was only being kept breathing to help the hospital&rsquo...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 9, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Featured Posts Organ Transplant & Donation professional ethics Source Type: blogs

The Incapacitated Patient ’s Refusal of Recommended Medical Treatment: Is It Justifiable to Treat Over Objection?
  Adult patients are presumed to have decisional capacity and have a right to refuse medical treatment, not only from an ethical perspective but also a legal one.  Patients with capacity have the right of bodily integrity and personal autonomy, and the right to not be touched without consent.  The situation becomes more problematic when adult patients, whom have been determined to lack decisional capacity, actively object to recommended medical treatment or intervention believed to be in their best interest. For this patient population treatment over objection becomes a challenging ethical and legal issue th...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 8, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Bioethics Today Tags: Clinical Ethics Decision making Health Care capacity consent patient autonomy syndicated Source Type: blogs

Death with Dignity: Evolving Legal Status of Medical Aid in Dying
I posted my 400 slides for today's presentation at the University of Kentucky: "Death with Dignity: Evolving Legal Status of Medical Aid in Dying." (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 8, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

California End of Life Options Act Is One-Third Over
The California End of Life Option Act went into effect in June 2016. But the statute includes a sunset clause that provides the EOLOA "shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute . ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 8, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Medicare Fraud — Again
Today’s Miami Herald [limited access] is reporting that there are on-going scams targeting the elderly by doing unnecessary DNA tests on them, with the intent of committing Medicare fraud. The article states, “Genetic testing . . . has become so corrupted by racketeers that the Justice Department recently unveiled its first nationwide take-down of 35 suspects … Continue reading "Medicare Fraud — Again" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 7, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Neil Skjoldal Tags: Health Care bioethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Many survivors of sexual assault are not receiving the justice they deserve. For one thing, an estimated hundreds of thousands of rape kits are left unused, reducing the odds that the perpetrators will be identified and prosecuted. When rape kits are used, many survivors are flooded with bills, in some cases for many years. This system is unethical and illegal. The post Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 7, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care rape kits syndicated Violence Against Women Act Source Type: blogs

Diet, Changing Desires, and Dementia
Last week saw the launch of a campaign (run by the group Vegetarian For Life) that seeks to ensure that older people in care who have ethical commitments to a particular diet are not given food that violates those commitments. This is, as the campaign makes clear, a particularly pressing issue for those who have […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 7, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ben Davies Tags: Decision making Ethics Health Care autonomy choice dementia End of life decisions Food and Drink identity medical ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professorship
I am humbled and honored to receive the 2019 McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professorship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. During my visit, I will deliver a keynote lecture at the CAMAP 4th annual meeting and will spe... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 7, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Justin Trudeau Supports MAID Amendments
In this recent interview, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explains that we must "get the balance right" between protecting the most vulnerable and respecting people's rights and choices.  We "must take more steps." (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 7, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Avoiding Late-stage Dementia with Advance Directives for Stopping Eating and Drinking
I have a new long post on "Avoiding Late-stage Dementia with Advance Directives for Stopping Eating and Drinking" over at KevinMD. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 6, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

New National POLST Map
National POLST has published a new map of POLST program designations. National POLST set standards for recognizing POLST Programs as (1) mature, (2) endorsed, (3) active, or (4) unaffiliated. POLST Program leaders must proactively apply for endorsement... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 6, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Failing the Grade in Transplant Ethics
On 3 October, ProPublica published “‘It’s Very Unethical’: Audio Shows Hospital Kept Vegetative Patient on Life Support to Boost Survival Rates,” an article detailing aspects of the organ transplantation program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. Specifically, the article revealed portions of an April 2019 audio recording from a weekly meeting of transplant … Continue reading "Failing the Grade in Transplant Ethics" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 5, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: D. Joy Riley Tags: Health Care bioethics CMS organ transplantation survival rates syndicated Source Type: blogs

AJOB Launches Its First Target Article Video Commentary
A new feature on bioethics.net is to post videos of authors talking about the articles they wrote for The American Journal of Bioethics. Let us know what you think! Authors Brent Kious & Margaret Peggy Battin discuss their recently published Target Article, Physician Aid-in-Dying and Suicide Prevention in Psychiatry. The article is available here. … (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Supreme Court of Texas Declines to Review Constitutionality of Texas Advance Directives Act
The Supreme Court of Texas has denied the petition for review in Kelly v. Houston Methodist Hospital. This ends a valiant, long-running attempt to challenge the constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directives Act. Given the mootness doctrine co... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

BioethicsTV (September 30-October 4, 2019)
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 2): Ensuring Informed Consen;The Resident (Season 3: Episode 2): Publicity Surgery and Community Benefit; Almost Family (Season 1; Episode 1): Reproductive Fraud; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 2): Death by Neighborhood; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 2): Health Humanities 5 seconds of fame The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 2): Ensuring Informed Consent Josh is a young adult male whose face was destroyed when he defended a woman being assauted on the bus.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: BioethicsTV Featured Posts #AlmostFamily #ChicagoMed #NewAmsterdam #thegooddoctor #TheResident Source Type: blogs

Fewer U.S. Twins and the Development of IVF
Readers of this blog may have seen the report in the general press that, after three decades of increases, the rate of twin births in the U.S. has declined by 4% from 2014 to 2018. Those three decades correspond to the era of IVF, since the birth of Louise Brown in England in 1978.  It … Continue reading "Fewer U.S. Twins and the Development of IVF" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Jon Holmlund Tags: Health Care abortion bioethics biotechnology enhancement reproduction syndicated Source Type: blogs

SURVIVORS Documentary Screening at NYU School of Medicine
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Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 3, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: GalN Tags: Health Care Current Topics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Tafida Raqeeb and Charlie ’s Law
by Dominic Wilkinson Disputes between parents and doctors are back in the media. This morning, in the case of Tafida Raqeeb, the court concluded that her parents should be allowed to take her to Italy for continuing intensive care. In Tafida’s case, the court found in favour of her parents and against the doctors treating […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 3, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Dominic Wilkinson Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Press Release: Tafida Raqeeb: Right Outcome, Wrong Reasons
Written by Professor Julian Savulescu Dominic Wilkinson describes well the decision to allow a severely brain damaged girl, Tafida Raqeeb, to travel to Italy to continue to be kept alive with artificial ventilation. This is the right outcome. It appears as if Tafida is insensate or unconscious. If Tafida is vegetative, continuing treatment won’t cause […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 3, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Julian Savulescu Tags: Health Care Julian Savulescu's Posts regulation syndicated Source Type: blogs

Guest Post: Introducing Charlie ’s Law, Bambos Charalambous MP (Labour, Enfield Southgate)
Bambos Charalambous MP (Labour, Enfield Southgate) The tragic case of Charlie Gard, who sadly died in 2017 following a serious and protracted illness, attracted significant global attention because of the harrowing dilemmas that it highlighted. Charlie’s story, was fraught with high tensions and unfurled very much in the public eye as a result of the […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 3, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Health Care Guest Post regulation syndicated Source Type: blogs

Court Rules against Clinicians in UK Medical Futility Dispute – Tafida Raqeeb
British courts usually side with clinicians in medical futility disputes. But, today, the court ruled against them. The parents of Tafida Raqeeb have won their first court battle (perhaps of several to come) to transfer their critically ill child to I... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 3, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Press Release: Tafida Raqeeb
Professor Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Oxford. Consultant Neonatologist   This morning, the High Court judgement around medical treatment for five-year old Tafida Raqeeb was published. Tafida sustained severe brain damage from bleeding in the brain eight months ago. Her parents wish to take her to a hospital in Italy to continue […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 3, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Dominic Wilkinson Tags: Clinical Ethics Decision making Health Care bioethics Children and Families Critical Care Disability, Chronic Conditions and Rehabilitation Dominic Wilkinson's Posts medical ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs