Cross Post: Not Recommending AstraZeneca Vaccine For The Elderly Risks The Lives Of The Most Vulnerable
Jonathan Pugh, University of Oxford and Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford Regulators in Europe are at odds over whether the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine should be given to the elderly. In the UK, the vaccine has been approved for use in adults aged 18 and up, but France, Germany, Sweden and Austria say the vaccine should be […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Health Care Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health COVID-19 Cross Post Jonny Pugh's Posts Julian Savulescu's Posts syndicated The Conversation the elderly and vulnerable vaccinations Source Type: blogs

Psychedelic Bar Association
A new bar association to serve attorneys practicing in the emerging area related to psychedelic substances has been launched.The Psychedelic Bar Association, the first bar association specifically focused on psychedelics, will provide educational event... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

This Bioethicist is (Maybe) Done With The NFL And Its Super-Spreader Event
Calling health care workers, heroes when you put this many people in a stadium is nothing but lip service. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Ethics Featured Posts Health Care Public Health Sports Ethics #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

30th Anniversary of Bestseller FINAL EXIT
Happy 30th anniversary to Derek Humphry's Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying.First published in 1991, the book has been enormously successful (and here). The "suicide manual" describes ways f... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 7, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment (PARENT) Act
This week, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment (PARENT) Act. The bill is designed to ensure that parents have access to policies regarding the care and medical records of their... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 6, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

How Hospital Stays Resemble Enhanced Interrogation
Ken Mishark is a hospitalist at the Mayo Clinic who formerly served as a physician in the military. Early in his career, he interviewed for a job in the CIA. That experience might explain why he paid attention when the CIA declassified a manual it had ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care Peter Ubel syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Islamic Ethics, Covid-19 Vaccination, and the Concept of Harm
Vaccine hesitancy is a concern around the world, but negative attitudes among Muslims in particular toward some coronavirus vaccines have been the focus of attention in the media. Some scholars in Asia recently issued fatwa against the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. Media coverage has characterized the Muslim world as a hotspot for vaccine hesitancy, but experts point out biases in this coverage and explain the underlying reasons. The post Islamic Ethics, Covid-19 Vaccination, and the Concept of Harm appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Covid-19 Ethics Resource Center Covid-19 vaccination Hastings Bioethics Forum Islam syndicated vaccine hesitancy Source Type: blogs

Ethics of the GameStop Short Squeeze
By Doug McConnell Recently a large, loosely coordinated group of individual ‘retail investors’ have been buying up stocks that certain hedge funds had bet against (i.e. ‘shorted’). In doing so, the retail investors have driven up the price of those stocks. This has caused hedge funds that shorted the stock to lose billions of dollars […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Doug McConnell Tags: Health Care professional ethics #collusion #gamestonks #GameStop #GME #incitement #market manipulation #shortsqueeze #TheSqueezening business ethics Doug McConnell's Posts Epistemic Ethics Information Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Update on Tinslee Lewis & Other Lawsuits on the Texas Advance Directive Act
Texas Right to Life has a fair summary and comparison of the two active cases involving the section of the Texas Advance Directives Act that permits clinicians to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment without patient or family consent.  (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Pandemics are Not New: What Can Indigenous Worldviews Teach Us?
by Jennifer McCurdy, PhD, BSN, MH, HEC-C Pandemics are not new to human experience. Stories of the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and waves of smallpox, cholera, and measles have a place in the collective social memory. But something happens viscerally when the experience is first-hand. A witnessing of overrun emergency rooms, dropping oxygen saturations, empty grocery store shelves, and make-shift morgues on semi-trucks stir a common dread. Health care workers and other essential personnel experience waves of exhaustion, anger, moral distress, and a fear of death concurrent with a deep sense of duty toward humanity.&hel...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Cultural Ethics Featured Posts Public Health Uncategorized #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Guest Post: What Is The Case For Virtual Schooling?
Written by Thomas Moller-Nielsen News that children in England were to switch to online schooling as part of the country’s third national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic was met with widespread support in the British press. Doctors, public health specialists, and even teaching unions similarly applauded the decision. (Nurseries, which have remained open […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Education Ethics Health Care children COVID-19 Guest Post harm lockdown Pandemic Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

New Lawsuit Challenges Brain Death Legitimacy
For years, Dr. Sadanandan Ganapathy has contested the conceptual and ethical legitimacy of brain death. Now, Ganapathy has filed an action in the Kerala High Court (No. 2436/2021) to "prevent deliberate, wrong and premature certification of brain ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Uniform Law Commission Appoints Drafting Committee for Health-Care Decisions Act
It was a pleasure to work, last year, with the Uniform Law Commission's Study Committee on the Health Care Decisions Act. The committee recommended appointing a Study Committee to make amendments to the UHCDA. The ULC Executive Committee agreed an... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Structural Violence in Global Clinical Research
STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN ETHICS PRIZE HONORABLE MENTIONBy Julia Sese For the first half of my education at Fordham, I was determined to become a doctor and practice medicine abroad in countries that do not have access to adequate health care. It was not until my Junior year, after taking “Anthropology of Health and Healing,” […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 3, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Health Care Informed Consent Public Health Research Ethics anthropology Belmont Principles Belmont Report bioethics Chynn Prize clinical research Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Fordham University Student Voices glob Source Type: blogs

The UK should share the vaccine with the other countries – but only after all the vulnerable have been vaccinated
Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford Cross posted with The Conversation   “We are all in this together”, except that we are not. One of the most widely used slogans of the pandemic might need to be adjusted. Maybe: “We are all in this together, until there is a way out.” […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 3, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Alberto Giubilini Tags: Health Care Public Health Alberto Giubilini's Posts Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health COVID-19 Pandemic Ethics syndicated vaccination Source Type: blogs

Reminder: 7th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics – Entries Due By Tuesday 9th February
A reminder that the closing date for entries to the 7th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics is fast approaching. Graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Oxford in any subject are invited to enter the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics by submitting an essay of up to 2000 words […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 3, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Health Care Announcements Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Massive Geographical Variation in MAID
Stef Groenewoud has been studying geographical variations in end-of-life care for years. A new study looks at geographical variation of euthanasia in the Netherlands. As with similar studies, like the Dartmouth Atlas, the variations are likely caused b... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 3, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Alabama & Arkansas Are Latest States to Consider Simon ’ s Law Legislation
Each year, more states enact a form of Simon's Law, making it more difficult (or impossible) for clinicians to write a DNR order for a child without parental notification or consent. Alabama and Arkansas are the latest states to consider a Simon's... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 2, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Advance Directives & Assisted Dying: Legal & Ethical Frameworks
Join me on Thursday, February 4, 2021 for "Advance Directives & Assisted Dying: Legal & Ethical Frameworks." (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 2, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Should Covid Vaccination Schedules Deviate from the Status Quo –as a Last Resort?
Last month, with concerns over the supply and coordinated administration of coronavirus vaccines escalating, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conceded that “any available mRNA COVID-19 vaccine” may be used to complete vaccination in “exceptional situations” preventing multi-dose manufacturer matching. While presented solely as a last resort, this guidance reflects a dilemma currently sweeping across the medical and health policy worlds: given limited supply, should vaccination efforts—still only authorized for emergency use in this country—deviate from evidence-driven, stud...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 1, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Covid-19 Ethics Resource Center Covid-19 vaccine Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

Daily Violations of the Dead Donor Rule and Both Prongs of the UDDA
The Uniform Determination of Death Act states that "An individual who has sustained either (1) irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, or (2) irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 1, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Most Physicians Support Expanding Medical Aid in Dying to Non-Terminally Ill Patients
Over the past several years, multiple surveys have shown that a majority of physicians support medical aid in dying (MAID). The newly published Medscape Ethics Reports for several specialties confirm this support. But they also go a step further.&... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 31, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Supernova – New Movie about Confronting Dementia
Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci star in Supernova, another new film depicting how individuals and families grapple with dementia. Tucci’s character faces early onset dementia. So, the couple take a road trip to spend his healthy remaining time toget... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 30, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Portugal Legalizes Euthanasia
The Portuguese Parliament has approved legislation that legalizes euthanasia. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is expected to sign the bill. Portugal's 10 million citizens join the 364 million who already have access to MAID. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 29, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Efficacy is Relative in a Public Health Crisis: Evaluating the Next Wave of Covid-19 Vaccines
A third Covid vaccine candidate moving closer to potential FDA authorization is less effective than the two Covid vaccines already authorized in the United States. Is it ethical to offer a vaccine with lower efficacy? Is it ethical not to offer it in a public health emergency? The post Efficacy is Relative in a Public Health Crisis: Evaluating the Next Wave of Covid-19 Vaccines appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 29, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Covid-19 Ethics Resource Center Covid-19 vaccine efficacy global health Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs