32nd Annual Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference on Clinical Medical Ethics
The 32nd Annual Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference on Clinical Medical Ethics is open to the public and free of charge on November 13-14, 2020.World-class presenters will address topics such as: Should Surrogates Be Required to Sign POLST Forms... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 12, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Ethics of Treating the President
Concerns about the health status of sitting presidents of the United States can raise significant questions in medical ethics, notably regarding the scope of a president’s right to confidentiality and of the public’s need—or right—to know about the president’s health, the role and responsibilities of the president’s physician, and the appropriateness of offering unapproved treatments. These concerns are heightened during the global pandemic for which there is no cure or vaccine and limited information about treatments. The post The Ethics of Treating the President appeared first on The ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Ethics Health Care Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care medical treatment public interest syndicated U.S. president Source Type: blogs

Should Clinicians & Patients Be Constitutionally Entitled to Moral Exemptions from Generally Applicable Laws?
On November 4, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. An audio recording and transcript are here. One of the questions the court squarely faces is "Should the Court revisit its decision in Employment Divisi... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Pandemic Ethics: Vaccine distribution ethics: monotheism or polytheism?
Written by Alberto Giubilini, Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics)   (Cross-posted with the Journal of Medical Ethics blog)   Pfizer has reported preliminary results that their mRNA COVID vaccine is 90% effective during phase III trials. The hope is to have the first doses available for distribution by the end of the year. […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Alberto Giubilini Tags: Health Care Public Health Alberto Giubilini Alberto Giubilini's Posts Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health Dominic Wilkinson Dominic Wilkinson's Posts Julian Savulescu Julian Savulescu's Posts Pandemic Ethics prioritisation r Source Type: blogs

Facing Death: Finding Dignity, Hope, and Healing at the End (Book & Lecture)
Jim deMaine spent nearly 40 years caring for severely ill patients and witnessing their final days as a pulmonary and critical care specialist. He was the chief of medical specialties and co-chaired the ethics committee at Kaiser Permanente Seattle.&nb... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

World Right to Die Day 2020 – Dialogue on Dignity
Here is a copy of the World Federation’s webinar to celebrate World Right to Die Day 2020. It was a pleasure to speak with Dr. Stefanie Green (Canada), physician, president of CAMAP and medical advisor on medical assistance in dying, and Amanda Ward (U... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Tasmanian Parliament Advances Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation
The Tasmanian Legislative Council has advanced the End Of Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020 30 of 2020. The bill now goes to the House of Assembly. Tasmania may be the third Australian state to legalize VAD (after Victoria and... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Three New York Courts Reject Constitutional Attack on Brain Death Rules
On September 21, 2020, clinicians at Utica, New York's St. Elizabeth Hospital determined that Sharon Lucy Frederick was dead. They planned to withdraw organ-sustaining treatment. Yet, six weeks later, the matter was still in court.Frederick's healthcar... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Supplement Your Advance Directive with POLST If You Do Not Want EMS to Resuscitate
When South Florida senior Robert Lewis had a heart attack, his wife called 911. But she directed them: "Please don’t resuscitate this man, don’t touch him.” They asked Barbara for proof that Robert did not want them to attempt to restart his heart... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

A Breath of (needed) Fresh Air
After months of being wary of the air that I breathe, I inhaled a breath of fresh air yesterday.  The rejuvenating experience came in the form of Speaking Peace & Seeking Reconciliation in a Fractured Culture, an online conversation with David Bailey and Marilyn McEntyre, sponsored by The Trinity Forum and Coracle.  David Bailey (12:00 … Continue reading "A Breath of (needed) Fresh Air" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: D. Joy Riley Tags: Health Care bioethics culture human dignity Human Nature syndicated Source Type: blogs

VSED – New Resources Website
VSED Resources Northwest is a group of Western Washington State based death doulas, hospice nurses, social workers, hospice volunteers, threshold singers, and other caregivers. They have built a terrific website of resources designed to increase awaren... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 6, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Informed Consent & Surrogate Consent – Clinical Ethics Conference 11/09/20
Join me on Monday, November 9, 2020, for an all-day clinical ethics conference with the Vermont Ethics Network and the Palliative Care & Pain Management Task Force.8:30 – 9:45am: Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD: Informed Consent: Ethics & the La... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 5, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

A Tale of Two Nations
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. It is hard to know what to write in the middle of another drawn out ballot counting election in the U.S. I was hoping to write today about what we can expect in terms of health policy and the role of bioethics in our national debates for the next four years. But right now we are potentially still days away from knowing who will be President (despite Trumps’ self-declared, and unsupported win) and who will control the Senate (though leaning toward Republicans). … (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 5, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Featured Posts Health Policy & Insurance Health Regulation & Law Politics Source Type: blogs

The Balloon, the Bicycle, and Al Jonsen
Albert R. Jonsen, a pioneer of medicine and a founder of the field of medical ethics, died peacefully in his home on October 21 at 89. We first met in 1973, when I was a medical student and I was interested in medical ethics. He gave me the best career advice I have ever received. “Don’t do it,” he said. “Finish your medical training first. If you don’t have the same credentials as the doctors, and share their world, they won’t listen.” The post The Balloon, the Bicycle, and Al Jonsen appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 4, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care bioethics Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

Oregon Legalizes Psychedelic Psilocybin
Oregon voters have handily passed Measure 109. This ballot initiative directs the Oregon Health Authority to regulate the manufacture, delivery, purchase, and consumption of psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms.B... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 4, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Invertebrate Ethics
by Roger Crisp In a recent and very interesting paper, Irina Mikhalevich and Russell Powell (MP) argue that the same standards of evidence and risk management that justify policy protections for vertebrates also support extending moral consideration to certain invertebrates. In this blog, I’ll offer two lines of argument broadly supportive of MP’s conclusions. First, […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Roger Crisp Tags: Animal Ethics Health Care Science animal sentience invertebrate ethics Irina Mikhalevich Roger Crisp's Posts Russell Powell syndicated Source Type: blogs

Five Minute Status Summary of the Right to Die Movement
Here is a rehearsal of my remarks for a November 2, 2020 webinar by the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. Check out the rest of the archived webinar with remarks by Stefanie Green Sean Davidson, Amanda Ward, and Pola Rapaport. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hospital Faulted for Treating Patient Contrary to Her Advance Directive
The Coroner of Tasmania has faulted Launceston General Hospital for administering treatment to Kylie Anne Breen contrary to instructions in her advance directive."This investigation . . . highlights . . . the importance of treating health professionals... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Why We Need a LatinX Bioethics Subfield
by Joanne Suarez, MBE With attention to race and ethnocultural perspectives, LatinX Bioethics is concerned with addressing the ethical and moral issues impacting LatinX communities. In this transdisciplinary field, the voices of scholars, artists, and activists are essential for highlighting LatinX perspectives and ethical concerns. Some pressing bioethical issues are immigration reform, health disparities, LatinX research inclusion, representation in the bioethics field, and family dynamics in physician-patient relationships. We need a LatinX Bioethics because the justice and flourishing of under-represented minorit...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts professional ethics Social Justice Latinx Latinx bioethics Source Type: blogs

A Tribute to Albert R. Jonsen (1931-2020)
by Nancy S. Jecker, Ph.D. Dr. Albert Rupert Jonsen passed away October 21, 2020 at his home in San Francisco at the age of 89. He was known as “Al” to his many colleagues and friends, which I am fortunate to be among. A pioneer and founder of the field of bioethics, Al had been an ordained Roman Catholic Priest and completed a doctoral degree in religious studies at Yale University in 1967, yet left the active priesthood in 1976 to marry his wife, Liz Jonsen.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts In Memoriam Source Type: blogs

Ethics and Voting: Why Do We Vote?
STUDENT VOICESBy Gabriella Barry and Akira Collins-Hill Americans have a moral obligation and ethical responsibility to vote. As a democracy, the American people have the power to choose their governing representatives through this sacred right. In exercising this right, voters have the opportunity to express their individual values in order to influence the direction of […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Ethics Health Care 19th Amendment 2020 election Biden Contemporary Ethical Issues democracy Fordham University Student Voices Master of Arts in Ethics and Society morality presidential election Public Trust syndicated Trump Tru Source Type: blogs

Being Patient
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Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: GalN Tags: Health Care A Different Take syndicated Source Type: blogs

Histories of the Future
In a recent article, The Unraveling of America, Wade Davis makes a compelling point that the 21st century will not be an American one. This isn’t a doomsday prediction, though, just history. No empire long endures, even if few anticipate their demise. Every kingdom is born to die. The 15th century belonged to the [...] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Kyle G Munkittrick Tags: Health Care bioethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

“Belly of the Beast”
For those who are aware of the dreadful 1927 Supreme Court decision Buck v Bell, the subject of the forced sterilizations of ‘undesirable’ people is not new. In a blog written over three years ago after the publication of Adam Cohen’s book Imbeciles, I stated, “If we devalue a person simply because they do not meet … Continue reading "“Belly of the Beast”" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 2, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Neil Skjoldal Tags: Health Care Professionalism bioethics eugenics racism syndicated Source Type: blogs

World Right to Die Day – Free Webinar 11/02/20
Join me on World Right to Die Day (November 2, 2020), when the World Federation of Right to Die Societies facilitates member societies in holding a free webinar at 18:00 CET. We will watch a brief film about athlete and euthanasia advocate Marieke... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 1, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Compassionate Homicide – " If I had not killed her, she would have died … ”
Law professor Michal Buchhandler-Raphael has a new article "Compassionate Homicide" in the Washington University Law Review.She explains that cases where actors kill terminally ill or severely disabled loved family members "wholly out of compassion, in... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 1, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Duty To Ignore Covid-19
By Charles Foster This is a plea for a self-denying ordinance on the part of philosophers. Ignore Covid-19. It was important that you said what you have said about it, but the job is done. There is nothing more to say. And there are great dangers in continuing to comment. It gives the impression that […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 31, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Charles Foster Tags: Clinical Ethics Decision making Health Care Politics Public Health bioethics Biomedical Science Charles Foster's Posts Collective Responsibility Critical Care Current Affairs International/ Global Health medical ethics Pandemic E Source Type: blogs

Study Committee on the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) Is Underway
The work of the Uniform Law Commission's Study Committee on the Uniform Determination of Death Act is underway. While I will not blog about the content of the opening meeting on Friday, October 30, 2020, I will note that we had terrific background... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 31, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Trying to Defend the Texas Advance Directives Act
An article in the November 2020 issue of Texas Medicine outlines the physician perspective on the Texas Advance Directives Act dispute resolution mechanism.The article explains how the recent appellate ruling on TADA will disrupt the delivery of health... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 31, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ethics of Emergency Use Authorization During the Pandemic
The Food and Drug Administration's rigorous guidance for an emergency use authorization of a Covid vaccine was met by resistance from the White House, since some of the terms would make it virtually impossible to issue a vaccine-related emergency authorization before Election Day. Understanding the ethical dimensions of issuing it for a vaccine can provide clarity on the necessity of the FDA’s stringent guidelines. The post Ethics of Emergency Use Authorization During the Pandemic appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care COVID-19 emergency use authorization Food and Drug Administration Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care syndicated White House Source Type: blogs

Families Belong Together: Children Should not be Separated From Their Parents at the Border
by Asma Fazal, MD, MRCPI, MHSc Offering sanctuary to those fleeing conflicts is the most pressing human rights issue in the world today. Conflicts divide communities, deteriorate social relations, and undermine a family’s capacity to care for its most defenseless members, i.e., children. The most recent example is the crisis at the US-Mexico border. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reported that under the current US administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, almost 2,654 children were separated from their families at the US-Mexico border as an act to discourage border crossing.&hel...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Children/Adolescents Cultural Ethics Featured Posts Global Ethics Justice Politics Uncategorized refugee care Refugees Source Type: blogs

Strategies for Protecting California Non-beneficial Treatment Policies
I offer some lessons that California hospitals with non-beneficial treatment policies might learn from recent litigation challenging the constitutionality of dispute resolution provisions in the Texas Advance Directives Act. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 30, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Beautiful Dying Virtual Expo (November 13-15, 2020)
The Beautiful Dying Expo is a terrific consumer-facing conference. For example, Karl Steinberg is offering advance care planning 101. There are separate sessions offering introductions to POLST, to hospice, and to other end-of-life topics. Notably, Rob... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 29, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Compassion & Choices – Fall 2020 Magazine
Compassion & Choices is one of the largest nonprofit organizations focused on improving care, expanding options, and empowering everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.C&C works across the nation in communities, state legislatures, Congress... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 28, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Burden of Deciding for Others – Caring for Unrepresented Patients with COVID-19
Krishna Chokshi explores "The Burden of Deciding for Others - Caring for Unrepresented Patients with COVID-19" in Columbia's Voices in Bioethics. She opens her article with a personal experience: "My patient was unrepresented – meaning she lacked ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 28, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ethics of Placebo Controls in Coronavirus Vaccine Trials
Multiple candidate vaccines for coronavirus are being evaluated scientifically in a process of unprecedented speed, and thousands of individuals around the world have volunteered to participate in placebo-controlled phase III field trials. If, or when, one of these candidate vaccines is proved to be safe and effective and receives an emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration, will it continue to be ethical to enroll participants in other coronavirus trials that randomize half of them to a placebo? The post Ethics of Placebo Controls in Coronavirus Vaccine Trials appeared first on The Hastings Center....
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Clinical Trials & Research Ethics Covid vaccine trials COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Mental Health Pandemic that Did Not Need to Be
by Bandy X. Lee, MD, Mdiv Mary Trump’s recent article pinpointed our problem with “the Goldwater rule”: “in March 2017, shortly after [Donald Trump] was inaugurated, the APA didn’t just reaffirm the rule—it expanded it past the point of coherence.”  This incoherence is the reason why we held an ethics conference at Yale School of Medicine by the title, “Does Professional Responsibility Include a Duty to Warn?” the very next month.  It drew national attention and led to the public-service book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatri...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Bandy Lee Tags: Featured Posts Politics Psychiatric Ethics Source Type: blogs

International Bioethics Retreat – February 2021
I had planned on participating in the International Bioethics Retreat in Paris, this summer, on my way to Switzerland. But it was, of course, canceled. It has now been relaunched for February 8-11, 2021. The format for the four-day meeting ha... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Planning for the Known Unknown: Machine Learning for Human Healthcare Systems
by Jonathan H. Chen MD, PhD and Abraham Verghese MD, MACP The post originally appeared as an editorial in the November 2020 issue of the American Journal of Bioethics. Clinical medicine is an inexact science. In situations of uncertainty, we often ask an experienced colleague for a second opinion. But what if one could effectively call upon the experience of thousands? This might seem counterintuitive—too many cooks and “consultant creep” can spoil the broth. Yet Condorcet’s jury theorem, a centuries-old mathematical formulation, explains why we entrust juries to decide guilt or innocence rath...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 26, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Clinical Ethics Editorial-AJOB Featured Posts Health Care Uncategorized artificial intelligence Source Type: blogs

VSED – Available & Legal, But Not Easy
This month, Scott Halpern shares a compelling story of his grandpa in the New England Journal of Medicine. Notably, Halpern notes that hastening one's death through stopping eating and drinking (VSED) "is largely impossible without knowl... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 26, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

A Historic Intersex Awareness Day
This year’s Intersex Awareness Day, October 26, marks a historic pivot. Last week, Boston Children’s Hospital revealed that its physicians would no longer perform certain nonconsensual infant genital surgeries on babies born with atypical genitals. They join the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, which made a similar announcement in July and even apologized to its former intersex patients. Intersex advocates have been working toward this goal for decades. The post A Historic Intersex Awareness Day appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 26, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care activism Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care intersex surgery syndicated Source Type: blogs

New Hampshire Expands Guardian Authority for Life-Sustaining Treatment
The Supreme Court of New Hampshire has issued a second 2020 opinion on the scope of guardian authority to make decisions about life-sustaining treatment for a ward. In its prior opinion, the court determined that guardians have the authority to ma... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Accad & Koka Podcast Focuses Yet Again on Brain Death: Challenges and Responses
The Accad & Koka Report podcast has covered a wide range of health policy issues. But lately several episodes have focused on challenges to brain death. Most recently (in late October 2020), the podcast included guest Doyen Nguyen, OP, MD, STD... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

My Advice
by Andréa Wakim Early morning rounding,Stressful days working,Rigorous nights studying, Often faced with the questions,How is studying going?Any tips for excelling? My advice to you is this: Fall in love. Fall in love with your free time.Fall in love with your hobbies.Fall in love with brief silence.Fall in love with your happiness. When there is […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: reflectivemeded Tags: Health Care Medical Humanities syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

World Right to Die Day – Webinar
For World Right to Die Day, the World Federation of Right to Die Societies is facilitating member Societies holding a Webinar (in English only), starting at 18.00 CET. Participate by contacting your local RTD Society (membership not needed) for registr... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Why The “Heard Mentality” Approach Only Increases Suffering
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D In the last few weeks, you may have heard from central and left-leaning media that Scott Atlas, a radiologist who appears to be leading White House COVID policy, has managed to make “herd immunity” the official federal response to COVID-19. If you prefer right-leaning media, then you may have heard of the Great Barrington Declaration, an international document led by three scientists that urges against lock downs, quarantine, and isolation, and instead suggests letting young people get COVID to help build herd immunity.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Featured Posts Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Great Barrington Declaration John Snow Memorandum Source Type: blogs

Informed Consent: More Than a Piece of Paper (event)
On November 9, 2020, we will unpack the ethical, legal and practical considerations of obtaining informed consent in complex clinical situations and at end-of-life. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 22, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Detention, Dignity, and a Call for Bioethics Advocacy
A federal complaint filed last month on behalf of a nurse who worked in the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia alleged that immigrants held in this U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility were medically neglected and forced into solitary confinement for speaking out, and that some underwent unnecessary hysterectomies. According to news reports,… Read more The post Detention, Dignity, and a Call for Bioethics Advocacy appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 22, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Hastings Bioethics Forum human rights incarcerated women Irwin County Detention Center Racial Justice syndicated Source Type: blogs

Guest Post: A Relentless Focus on the Given – Reviewing O. Carter Snead’s What it Means to be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics
Guest Post by Charles Camosy Professor Carter Snead, at least in my world, is about as important a contemporary voice in bioethics that we have today. A professor on Notre Dame’s law faculty, he is perhaps better known as director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture—one of the most significant positions in the United […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 22, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Ethics Health Care bioethics book review Guest Post Professor Carter Snead syndicated Source Type: blogs