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

Announcement: 7th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics
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 on any topic relevant to practical ethics.  Eligibility includes visiting students who are registered as recognized students, and paying fees, but […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 22, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Health Care Announcements Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Advance Care Planning: Challenges & Opportunities
The National Academy of Medicine is holding a free public workshop on advance care planning on October 26 and November 2, 2020.The workshop will:Explore the challenges and opportunities of advance care planningAcknowledge and highlight divergent v... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 21, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

A Matter of Life-or-Death: The Type of Nurses Your Hospital Employs
Good medical outcomes often depends on good nursing care. When hospitals cut back on nursing care, patient mortality rates climb. If you want a good hospital, pick one that doesn’t skimp on the nurse-to-patient ratio. You should also look at the educat... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 21, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Peter Ubel Tags: Health Care healthcare costs Peter Ubel syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and Justice for Racial & LGBTQ Communities
As part of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education’s Advancing Health and Social Justice Web Series, Dr. Anthony Estreet, Dr. Gabriel Maldonado, and Dr. Kimberly Nelson led a panel on Wednesday, October 8th titled, “COVID-19 and Justice for Racial & LGBTQ Communities.” moderated by Dr. Steven Swartzer, Associate Director for Academic Programs and Strategic […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Health Care Health Disparities Social Justice AIDS Anthony Estreet Contemporary Ethical Issues coronavirus COVID-19 Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Fordham University Conferences and Events Fordham University HIV and Dru Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Pandemic Imposes Clear End-Of-Life Decisions Criteria
by Carlo Bellieni, MD During the COVID-19 pandemic, end-of-life decision criteria for dying patients were the focus of much discussion he course of the disease has led to the overload of ICU services in many places around the world, and those presenting to ICU with COVID-19 are the most severe cases and much more likely to die in ICU. Many discussions have been carried on about when withholding intensive care to people with severe COVID19 infections, and in particular which  patients would receive the access to cures in the case of lack of sufficient tools for life-support. &...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: End of Life Care Featured Posts #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear #reportsfromaroundtheworld COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court on the Future of Medical Aid in Dying
Charles Lane rightly notes in a Washington Post op-ed that there is little chance the U.S. Supreme Court will revisit its 1997 decisions finding there is no constitutional right to medical aid in dying. But he also notes that this is not a bad result b... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Press Release: UK Approves COVID-19 Challenge Studies
Responses to the UK COVID-19 Challenge Studies:  “In a pandemic, time is lives.  So far, over a million people have died. “There is a moral imperative to develop to a safe and effective vaccine – and to do so as quickly as possible.  Challenge studies are one way of accelerating vaccine research.  They are ethical […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Ethics Health Care Research Ethics challenge studies COVID-19 Dominic Wilkinson's Posts Julian Savulescu's Posts pandemic Pandemic Ethics Press Statements syndicated Source Type: blogs

Conscience rights or conscience wrongs?: debating conscientious objection in healthcare
Written by: David Albert Jones Anscombe Bioethics Centre   Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities University of Oxford   For the purpose of this debate (held online on 12 October 2020), Alberto Giubilini and David Albert Jones each adopted a position on conscientious objection (CO) contrary to […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 20, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Alberto Giubilini Tags: Clinical Ethics Health Care professional ethics Alberto Giubilini Alberto Giubilini's Posts conscience conscientious objection David Albert Jones Healthcare Professionals syndicated Source Type: blogs

Caring for My First Neo-Nazi Patient
How could I, the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors, be obligated to provide not just satisfactory, but exceptional care to such a morally repugnant character? The post Caring for My First Neo-Nazi Patient appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 19, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care professional ethics Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

What about the ‘ H ’ in ‘ ASBH ’ ?: A junior bioethicist ’ s perspective
by Keisha Ray, PhD  This was originally given as part of the plenary session “What about the ‘H’ in ‘ASBH'”? at the 2020 annual meeting of The American Society of Bioethics and Humanities As many of you may recall, when you are junior bioethicist, like myself, you often get a lot of unsolicited advice from more senior bioethicists. One piece of advice that I have received beginning in grad school days and as recently as a few months ago, is to make my work distinctly bioethics. From what I gather from this advice i...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 19, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: ASBH Featured Posts Medical Humanities professional ethics Professionalism Source Type: blogs

Near Death Experience Research Foundation – White Lights & Tunnels
The Near Death Experience Research Foundation collects nearly 5000 near death experiences. In 2021, they will release "The Veil,” a documentary that explores what religion, science, and those who have died and come back, have to teach us about lif... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 19, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Privacy, Honesty, and the Public ’s Need to Know in Presidential Medicine
by Mack Lipkin MD & Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. The President’s doctor recently chose to triangulate himself in an ethical/policy crossfire between his patient’s right to privacy, Medicine’s professional standards requiring honesty, and the public’s need to know whether and to what extent the President’s ability to fulfill his essential duties was compromised. Caught in the crossfire were his and the White House’s credibility, the public’s sense of stability in our leadership, and national security.  Every patient, President or paralegal, has an absolute right to privacy.&h...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 19, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Arthur Caplan Tags: Clinical Ethics Featured Posts Politics Privacy Source Type: blogs

Alain Cocq Abandons VSED – Again
Alain Cocq has again abandoned voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) to hasten his death. VSED does require significant willpower. But it also requires expert palliative care support. It is unclear whether Cocq had obtained adequate clin... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 18, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Texas Supreme Court Allows Preliminary Injunction to Remain in Tinslee Lewis Medical Futility Dispute
More than a year ago, clinicians at Cook Children's Hospital determined that continuing life-sustaining treatment for Tinslee Lewis would be non-beneficial and cruel. So, they planned to withdraw treatment from Tinslee over her mother's objections purs... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ethics and Society Newsfeed – October 16, 2020
U.S. Election Why There is no Ethical Reason Not to Vote (Unless You Come Down with COVID-19 on Election Day)“The three most common reasons I hear are: “I don’t have enough information,” “I don’t like any of the candidates,” and “I don’t want to give this election legitimacy.” It is worth examining why, in my […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Education Ethics Health Care Informed Consent artificial intelligence Betsy DeVos bioethics business ethics COVID-19 election Ethics and society fetal tissue research Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Newsfeed pres Source Type: blogs