Refusal Redux. Revisiting Debate About Adolescent Refusal of Treatment.
by Prof Dominic Wilkinson @Neonatalethics Last month, in an emergency hearing, the High court in London heard a case that characterises a familiar problem in medical ethics. A 15 year old adolescent (known as ‘X’) with a long-standing medical condition, Sickle Cell disease, had a very low blood count and required an urgent blood transfusion. […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Dominic Wilkinson Tags: Clinical Ethics Health Care bioethics Children and Families Dominic Wilkinson's Posts Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide syndicated Source Type: blogs

Germans Vote – Healthy Person Should Have Right to Aid in Dying (Gott)
On Monday night, Germany's public broadcaster ARD showed "Gott," a movie about whether a healthy adult should have access to medical aid in dying. The movie is based on the play and book of the same name by Ferdinand von Schirach.The film depicts ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 25, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

To keep our democracy, we need more liberal arts (and funding)
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. In 1862, the Morrill Act provided for the building of land grant universities throughout the country. Their purpose was to make higher education, especially in agriculture and technical arts, available to people who previously would not have had access. With a single act, higher education went from being a pursuit of the elite to an opportunity available to many. However, it was not until the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (the GI Bill), that higher education became available to large numbers of people because the cost was covered by the United States government.… (S...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Education Featured Posts Politics Fascism humanities liberal arts Source Type: blogs

Court Rules Parents May Not Refuse Pain Treatment for Injured Boy
Ms Justice Mary Irvine of the Irish High Court has ruled that a hospital is entitled to withhold invasive interventions and administer a palliative care regime to a profoundly brain-injured boy should his condition substantially deteriorate.John’s pare... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 24, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

A Narrow Path for Optimism that Social Genomics Can Combat Inequality
In his recent piece, “The genes we’re dealt,” Erik Parens puts his finger on cause for concern with what he calls social genomics: while progressives can use insights from this new field to justify combating inequality, conservatives can use them to justify the existence of that same inequality. This pessimistic conclusion—which Parens argues convincingly for—follows from a focus on insights at the societal level, that of a whole population. But there are grounds for optimism by focusing instead on potential insights from social genomics derived from local-level comparisons between different e...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Genetics Health Care Hastings Bioethics Forum inequality social genomics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Expanding Pregnant Women ’ s Rights to Refuse Treatment
Many states limit the right of pregnant women to direct the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in an advance directive. In some states, organ-sustaining treatment may not be withheld or withdrawn even after a pregnant woman has been... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 23, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

BioethicsTV: (November 1-15, 2020): COVID, COVID, COVID
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 4: Episodes 1-3); Chicago Med (Season 6; Episode 1-2);Greys Anatomy (Season 17: Episodes 1-3): The COVID Episodes.  This spring and summer there was a question about whether there would be a fall television season. The usual busy spring filming season was delayed due to COVID-19 and for some shows, production was canceled. While editing and adding sound can be done remotely, filming multiple actors on a well-known set can only be done in person.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 22, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: BioethicsTV Featured Posts Health Disparities Public Health #ChicagoMed #covid19 #GreysAnatomy #Journalofaplagueyear #thegooddoctor COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Charlie Gard ’ s Parents Continue Push for Better Medical Futility Dispute Resolution Mechanism
Charlie Gard's parents famously contested a hospital's plans to withdraw life-sustaining treatment from their baby. They litigated the case (unsuccessfully) through three levels of UK courts and even to the European Court of Human Rights... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 22, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Judge Paul Armstrong Reflects on Karen Ann Quinlan Case (video)
Earlier this month, the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law awarded a 2020 professionalism award to the Honorable Paul W. Armstrong.While serving as a Somerset County Superior Court judge for 18 years, Armstrong presided over many notab... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 21, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Human Plasma and Bioethics Nationalism
The procurement of human plasma as a potential therapy for Covid-19 is one of the latest examples of bioethics nationalism, defined by Jonathan Moreno in this blog as “distinct bioethics standards [which] are formally proclaimed as a matter of right by a sovereign state.” The race for a Covid cure pushes at the weak seams in the international liberal order in much the same way that Covid appears to be pushing at health care systems. The post Human Plasma and Bioethics Nationalism appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care bioethics COVID-19 global health Hastings Bioethics Forum human plasma therapy syndicated Source Type: blogs

Most Physicians Support Medical Aid in Dying
Other polls already showed that a majority of physicians support medical aid in dying (MAID). Now a new Medscape survey shows the same thing. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Today ’ s Physicians More Willing to Provide Futile Treatment
A new Medscape survey of over 5000 physicians shows a dramatic increase (from 2010 to 2020) in the percent willing to provide life-sustaining therapy at a family's request even if they considered it "futile."   (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Social Context of Religion in the Jurisdictions of Bioethics
by John H. Evans, Ph.D. In this issue [of The American Journal of Bioethics], McCarthy, Homan and Rozier (henceforth MHR) make the case for re-stablishing the relationship between theological and secular bioethics. I find MHR to be quite informative and find little with which to disagree. As historians of bioethics note, theology was central to the earlier days of American bioethics but is no longer. Before we assess whether the relationship between theological and secular bioethics can be reestablished, we need to know why it was dis-established.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 18, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Cultural Editorial-AJOB Featured Posts Source Type: blogs

Three Lessons from Leah
Leah Zallman's meticulous research helps us all to tell the story of what immigrants give to this nation and what they should receive from this nation. The post Three Lessons from Leah appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 18, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Justice Hastings Bioethics Forum immigrants syndicated Undocumented Patients Source Type: blogs

A Tribute to Robert M Veatch (1939-2020)
by Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD On November 9, 2020, the bioethics community lost one of its pioneering and iconic figures, and I lost a mentor and friend. I first met Bob in person in June 1991 when I participated in the Intensive Bioethics Program at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Our meeting was not coincidental:  I had called and requested to be in his small group weeks before the course began.  Having no prior coursework in philosophy, I had matriculated into Yale University’s Department of Philosophy in September 1989, inspired by Paul Ramsey’s undergr...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 18, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts In Memoriam Source Type: blogs

Voluntary Assisted Dying in the US and Australia: Comparing Legislative Choices
Increasingly, jurisdictions around the world are considering legalizing voluntary assisted dying (VAD). Beyond the question of whether to legalize VAD, a critical issue is what form the legislation should take. This impacts who has access to a medicall... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 18, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Court Suspends Sentence for Man Who Suffocated Wife with Dementia
An 92-year-old man confessed to suffocating his 91-year-old demented and seriously ill wife with a blanket on November 3, 2019. "I could no longer see my wife suffer and somehow had to free her from dementia and all difficulties." Last w... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 18, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Fordham University ’s Dr. Celia Fisher on Mental Health and Racial Justice in the Time of COVID-19
On November 11th, 2020, Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D. presented her most recent study findings at the “COVID-19 Research and Resources Research Forum” at Fordham University. The presentation was entitled, “Mental Health and Racial Justice in the Time of Covid-19.” During the presentation, Dr. Fisher, Professor of Psychology, Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics, and Director […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Health Care Health Disparities American Indian and Alaska Natives Black Lives Matter Celia B. Fisher Celia Fisher coronavirus Covid COVID-19 financial insecurity Fordham University Fordham University Center for Ethics Education For Source Type: blogs

New Yorker Voluntarily Stops Eating and Drinking to Avoid Living with Atypical Parkinsonian Syndrome
Earlier this month, the local paper in New Paltz, New York published the obituary of Anne Allbright Smith, 87. The obituary is notable because it transparently notes that Anne died from VSED.Anne "left this life on November 7, 2020 largely as she ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Legacies
By Stephen Rainey Joe Biden won the recent US election. As yet, the normal concession speech from the losing candidate has not been forthcoming. Donald Trump’s actions since losing the presidency have been, well, Trumpian, prompting Biden to label them an ‘embarrassment.’ He also suggested that The Donald was endangering his legacy in not reacting […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Stephen Rainey Tags: Health Care Politics Current Affairs Political Philosophy public discourse Stephen Rainey's Posts syndicated Source Type: blogs

Antenatal Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Couples As Dyads
Written by Rebecca Brown   During the pandemic, many healthcare services have been reduced. One instance of this is the antenatal care of expectant mothers. Ordinarily, partners of pregnant women are permitted to attend appointments. This includes the 12 week scan: typically the first opportunity expectant parents get to see the developing foetus, to discover […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Rebecca Brown Tags: Clinical Ethics Health Care bioethics Children and Families Current Affairs Maternity care medical ethics Pandemic Ethics Rebecca Brown's Posts syndicated Source Type: blogs

Robert M. Veatch, PhD 1939-2020
Georgetown University announced the death of Robert M. Veatch, Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics, and a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy. He was a founding figure in the field of bioet... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

A Serious Situation in Serbia
Dear AJOB & bioethics.net Readers,  I am writing to highlight a serious situation facing the academic Prof. Vojin Rakić  (personal website; Institutional website) who is currently undergoing a terrible time with the Serbian government. Vojin aired political disagreements in the public sphere of the government’s handling of the pandemic and, in return, they have been attacking his career, character and defaming his private life and his family too. We, the undersigned, are organising the below open letter to be signed by academics and scientists from around the world to defend Vojin and...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Politics Source Type: blogs

Humanity on the Brink: Narratives of Caregiving and Dementia
Newly published first-person stories of the challenges, struggles, and joys of providing care for family members or another close person with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia "depict humanity on the brink." The post Humanity on the Brink: Narratives of Caregiving and Dementia appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Alzheimer's disease caregiving dementia Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

A Tribute to Richard W. Robeson (1951-2020)
by Nancy King, JD Rich Robeson, a remarkable artist and scholar, was born in Concord, NC and lived in Kannapolis, NC until he attended NC State University.  A student of literature and history, he earned two bachelor’s degrees – one in each field. As a young adult he devoted himself wholeheartedly to the guitar, developing a unique voice as a player, composer, and arranger.  He studied with Ralph Towner, became an expert jazz, blues, and improvisational musician, and focused on world music.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Nancy King Tags: Featured Posts In Memoriam Source Type: blogs

Patient Rights and Healthcare Decision-Making after COVID-19: Transformations and Future Directions
Join me here on Thursday, November 19, 2020 (North America time) for "Patient Rights and Healthcare Decision-Making after COVID-19: Transformations and Future Directions"The QUT Global Law, Science and Technology Seminar Series aims to bring together n... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Cook Children ’ s Takes Tinslee Lewis Medical Futility Dispute to U.S. Supreme Court
After failing to defend the constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directives Act in the state appellate courts, Cook Children's Medical Center has petitioned for certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court.The central question is one of state action. Const... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Preserving Patient Dignity (Formerly Patient Dignity) Volume 114
 I find that Volume 113 will accept NO further posting.  Please continue here on Volume 114.. Please do not write further messages to 113, I cannot get them published.  ..Maurice. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Maurice Bernstein, M.D. Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Futility Disputes at the End of Life (free webinar)
Few jurisdictions have grappled with medical futility disputes as deeply as Ontario, Canada. Join physician/ethicist James Downar, lawyer Daphne Jarvis, and law professor Jennifer Chandler on November 18, 2020 for a free webinar. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ethics and Society Newsfeed – November 13, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine ethics: Covid could come back stronger if rich nations monopolise doses“The news that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine may prove up to 90 per cent effective at preventing symptoms of Covid has sparked something approaching euphoria across the globe. Stock markets have soared and there is speculation everything could return to “normal” by the spring. But with this […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Education Ethics Health Care Politics Research Ethics artificial intelligence Biden bioethics compliance coronavirus Covid COVID-19 ethics reform gene editing Harris medical ethics Newsfeed online learning pandemic ra Source Type: blogs

Peter Singer – Ethical Perspectives on Euthanasia
Mexico Right to Die with Dignity is hosting a webinar conversation with Peter Singer on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 16:00-18:00 (Mexico City Time). Registration is free.   (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The 2020 Holiday Season Has To Be Different
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. I just finished watching a press conference with my mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago. She announced a new stay-at-home order starting Monday that will last for at least 30 days. Before going into the specifics of what this means, she also announced that Thanksgiving was canceled. No one should be gathering in their home with anyone who is not in their household. Since indoor dining is banned and let’s face it, late November in Chicago is not a time for a picnic, this uniquely American holiday is on a hiatus this year. … (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Cultural Editorial-AJOB Public Health #covid19 #Journalofaplagueyear COVID-19 holidays Source Type: blogs

Medical Aid in Dying: Key Variations Among U.S. State Laws
My latest article is now available in the American Health Law Association's Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law Journal - "Medical Aid in Dying: Key Variations Among U.S. State Laws."Medical aid in dying (MAID) is legal in eleven U.S. jurisdictio... (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

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