Need Help Getting Your Advance Directive Honored? Get a Surrogate Consultant
Are having trouble getting an Advance Directive honored, for yourself or as a surrogate for another individual? The Final Exit Network offers a "Surrogate Consultant" to review the issue thoroughly with you and go over the Advance Directive. ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 16, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hastening Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking – Why Do Some Consider This Option? Why Should They? What Should They Know Before Proceeding?
Judy Schwarz at End of Life Choices New York provides a practical basic introduction to Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED).Judy is a co-editor on our forthcoming book from Oxford University Press: Voluntarily Stopping Eating an... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 15, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Bioethicists Respond: How Can Medical And Nursing Schools Prepare Students to Respond to The Social And Racial Inequities Created And Worsened by The COVID-19 Pandemic?
by Rachel Fabi, PhD, Vivian V. Altiery De Jesús, MBE, and Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN In this series we ask bioethicists to respond to a question that embodies current challenges for bioethics, medicine, or health care. In this blog, three bioethicists were asked to share their thoughts on “How can medical and nursing schools prepare students to respond to the social and racial inequities created and worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic?” Here are their responses: Rachel Fabi, PhD As an educator in a medical school who teaches a course on physicians and social responsibility, I have seen a dramatic ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 15, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Education Featured Posts Health Disparities Social Justice Vulnerable Populations #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Video Series: How To Prevent Future Pandemics
First interview in the new  Thinking Out Loud series on ‘Animals and Pandemics’: Katrien Devolder in conversation with Jeff Sebo, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU, on how our treatment of animals increases the risk of fut... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 15, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Katrien Devolder Tags: Animal Ethics Environmental Ethics Health Care Public Health Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health factory farming International/ Global Health Katrien Devolder Interview Pandemic Ethics syndicated veganism Video Series Yout Source Type: blogs

Nursing Home Residents Are Harmed when Facilities Disregard Advance Directives
In three recent news stories, I described a growing trend of successful court actions against healthcare providers who disregarded advance directives and administered unwanted life-sustaining treatment (New York Times; Boston Globe; Bloomberg Law)... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 15, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Massachusetts Considers Flexible Default Surrogate Bill
Massachusetts is one of ten states with no default surrogate statute. In these states, when an incapacitated patient has no guardian or appointed agent, it is often unclear who is authorized to make treatment decisions on the patent's behalf. A ne... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 14, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Self-Administration Requirement in U.S. MAID Statutes Discriminates against Disabled
Kentucky has joined 15 other states by introducing 2021 legislation to authorize medical aid in dying (MAID) (H.B. 506). But language in the legislative purpose highlights a gap between goal and reality.On the one hand, the legislative findings state t... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 13, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Death and the Brain — Time to Re-Examine the Legal Definition of Death
Join me for this webinar at 15:00 ET on February 25, 2021 - "Death and the Brain — Time to Re-Examine the Legal Definition of Death."The 50th anniversary of the concept of brain death came and went in 2018, but brain death continues to be a source of p... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 13, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Advance Directives – Veterans Health Administration Reveals Assumptions
The Veterans Health Administration published a notice in this week's Federal Register to reauthorize its advance directive and surrogate decision maker forms. The agency is not making any material changes to these forms. But two facts jump out fro... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 13, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Bruce Springsteen: The Latest Celebrity DWI
It was especially disappointing to read about Bruce Springsteen’s recent arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Here's hoping the famous rocker will use his arrest to refocus attention on a risky and dangerous behavior that is thoroughly preventable. The post Bruce Springsteen: The Latest Celebrity DWI appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 12, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health Bruce Springsteen drunk driving Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

California Legislature Considers Amending End of Life Options Act
Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman, a key legislator behind enactment of the California End of Life Options Act in 2015, has introduced a bill (S.B. 380) that would amend a range of provisions in the statute. These include the following. Sunset:... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 12, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Nondiscrimination in Involuntary Denial of Treatment Act – West Vrginia
A decade ago, states were considering expanding the ability of clinicians and hospitals to withhold or withdraw treatment deemed medically inappropriate. Today, the trend is in the opposite direction. Following states like Oklahoma and Idaho, the West ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 11, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Promoting Exercise through Gamification – Making Physical Activity More Fun?
I don’t know how many coaches told me “no pain, no gain.” I can tell you that as a child and young adult, it was never the pain part of exercise that encouraged me to be active. It was the fun— chasing down a deep ball to left field, juking the other t... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 11, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care Choice & Behavior Peter Ubel syndicated Source Type: blogs

Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccine and American Healthcare
by Susan L. Smith, PhD On either side of our country’s northern border, outrage is brewing about the rich getting priority access to COVID-19 vaccinations.  An extremely wealthy Vancouver couple is being met with scorn after chartering a plane to the Yukon, breaking quarantine regulations, and lying to take advantage of a vaccination clinic that was meant for an indigenous community already hit hard by the pandemic. The University of Rochester Medical Center in New York had to issue a formal apology for moving board members and donors to the front of the line, noting that many “are disappointed by th...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 11, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Ethics Featured Posts Global Ethics Health Care Health Disparities Health Policy & Insurance Public Health Social Justice Vaccines Vulnerable Populations #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Covid-19 vaccine Source Type: blogs

Crosspost: Is It Ethical To Quarantine People In Hotel Rooms?
Written by Dominic Wilkinson and Jonathan Pugh,   The UK government announced that from February 15, British and Irish residents travelling to England from “red list” countries will have to quarantine in a government-sanctioned hotel for ten days, at a personal cost of £1,750. Accommodation must be booked in advance, and people will need to have […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 11, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Jonathan Pugh Tags: Health Care Public Health coronavirus Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health Current Affairs Dominic Wilkinson's Posts Hotels International/ Global Health Jonny Pugh's Posts medical ethics Pandemic Ethics quarantine Rationing Source Type: blogs

Taking a Shot: An Interview with Daniela J. Lamas, MD, on the Covid-19 Vaccination By Sebastian Galbo, Co-Editor LitMed Database and Magazine
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Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 10, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: GalN Tags: Health Care Current Topics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Making Progress on Death: Towards an Updated Normative Framework
Join me on March 24-25, 2021, for "Making Progress on Death: Towards an Updated Normative Framework." Register here.Over 50 years after its inception, the Neurological Standard for Declaration of Death (NSDD) remains a subject of criticisms and challen... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 10, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Jahi McMath – Role of Race & Obesity
Yolonda Yvette Wilson discusses the role that race played in the Jahi McMath case. She recently presented "Death, Pandemic, and Intersectionality: What the Failures in an End-of-Life Case Can Teach About Structural Justice and COVID-19" for the Univers... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 9, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Science in the Biden White House: Eric Lander, Alondra Nelson, and the Legacy of Lewis Thomas
Science has replaced populism in the White House. For the first time, the president's science advisor will be elevated to cabinet rank. There are other good omens, as well. The post Science in the Biden White House: Eric Lander, Alondra Nelson, and the Legacy of Lewis Thomas appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 8, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health Alondra Nelson artificial intelligence Covid-19 Ethics Resource Center Eric Lander Hastings Bioethics Forum Lewis Thomas President Joe Biden Science and Society syndicated White House science advisors Source Type: blogs

Massachusetts Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill Reintroduced
Compassion & Choices Action Network today praised Massachusetts lawmakers for reintroducing the End of Life Options Act (SD 801/HD 1456) and urged the Legislature to pass the popular bill to prevent any more terminally ill residents from needlessly... (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

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