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

Amid the Pandemic and Racial Injustice, Greater Empathy in Medical School
Empathy does not need to dissipate as we endure medical training. Both the pandemic and the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality have touched every aspect of life as we know it, and medical training and education have been no exception. The post Amid the Pandemic and Racial Injustice, Greater Empathy in Medical School appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care COVID-19 empathy Hastings Bioethics Forum medical education medical students Racial Justice syndicated Source Type: blogs

EOLWA Issues Policy Statement on Psilocybin Therapy for Emotional Suffering Caused by Terminal Illness
End of Life Washington has issued a new policy statement supporting efforts to legalize the use of psilocybin therapy for depression and anxiety experienced by terminally ill individuals. "Numerous well-controlled, peer-reviewed clinical studies h... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Pandemic Ethics: Should Santa Claus deliver Christmas presents this year? Preparing for our first COVID-19 Christmas
Written by Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities University of Oxford   It’s that time of the year again, when Christmas decorations start to appear way too early in shopping malls. It’s beginning to look a bit too much like Christmas. Except that, being it 2020, of […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Alberto Giubilini Tags: Health Care Public Health Alberto Giubilini's Posts COVID-19 Pandemic Ethics syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference
Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the Florida Bioethics Network present the 13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference on November 6, 2020. Register here (or here). The sessions are as follows:Respect or Resist – Refusal of Standard Treatments for F... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Champion: The Death and Life of Marieke Vervoort
Last October, world-class athlete Marieke Vervoort hastened her death with euthanasia in Belgium. I am delighted to discuss a new film on Vervoort with Stefanie Green for the World Federation of Right to Die Societies on November 2, 2020. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

End-of-Life Decision Making: Policy and Statutory Progress
The Royal Society of Canada has released a new report End-of-Life Decision Making: Policy and Statutory Progress 2011-2020.  The report covers both progress and remaining challenges pertaining to: advance directives, palliative care, ter... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Vaccine Approval and Public Trust: The Dynamic Factors Influencing When a COVID-19 Vaccine is “Safe Enough ”
by Berklee Robins, MD, MA & Ashley Sweet, MD, MBE Vaccines are approved when it is clear that the benefits to the individual and society outweigh the potential risks and side effects of vaccination. Historically this approval has occurred only after years of vaccine development and testing. However, in an effort to quell the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA may consider accelerated approval of a vaccine based on the limited available evidence regarding the product’s safety and effectiveness. Although the FDA has suggested a minimum threshold of efficacy for COVID-19 vaccine candida...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Clinical Trials & Studies Featured Posts Pharmaceuticals Science #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Covid-19 vaccine vaccines Source Type: blogs

Three Weeks after Death, Hospital Releases Nick Torres to Home " Care "
The family of Nick Torres vigorously contested the consequences of Texas Children's Hospital determination of death. The family made a wide range of legal arguments to both the Harris County District Court and the Texas Court of Appeals. At the la... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Fox, Bosk, and Rothman: An Appreciation of Three Scholars of Medicine
With all of the tumult surrounding the coronavirus and the upcoming presidential election, few people likely noticed that three important figures in bioethics, medical history, and medical sociology recently died within a month of one another. But for those of us who work in these fields, the deaths of Renée Fox, Charles Bosk, and David… Read more The post Fox, Bosk, and Rothman: An Appreciation of Three Scholars of Medicine appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care bioethics Charles Bosk David Rothman Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care medial sociology medical history Renee Fox syndicated Source Type: blogs

Pandemic Ethics: Social Distancing for Animals
Why do we force animals into close contact with each other, and with humans, while encouraging or even requiring humans to keep apart?  Dangerous viruses do not distinguish between human and non-human vectors, so why do we? (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Katrien Devolder Tags: Animal Ethics Environmental Ethics Health Care Public Health Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health; Animal Ethics; Zoonotic Disease; Factory farm; Social Distancing International/ Global Health Katrien Devolder's Posts Pandemic Ethics Source Type: blogs

In Memoriam – Dan Brock
by Nir Eyal, DPhil When you pick up an article or a book by Dan Brock, you know that you will find rigor, common sense, imagination, and warranted authority. You never encounter preachiness, frills, overstatement, or demagogy.  Dan was at the forefront of two revolutions in bioethics—one in the 1970s and 1980s, and another in the 1990s and 2000s. The first created the best of Anglo-American clinical bioethics as we now recognize it. Dan, who started his writing career in the 1970s by publishing on normative ethics, started around 1980 to apply the same analytical scrupulousness and lucid writing to medical...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts In Memoriam Source Type: blogs

In Memoriam – Ren ée Claire Fox
by Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. I think, mostly, I will remember that look. Renée Fox, 92, passed away on Sept. 23rd of leukemia. She was a founder of modern medical sociology, a pioneer in the sociological analyses of bioethics, an innovator in the interpretation and ethics of transplants who described them as “an ignoble form of medically rationalized cannibalism,” and a trailblazer who was often introduced as “the first women ever to…” followed by one of her host of academic roles or honors.  Renée… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 12, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Paul Root Wolpe Tags: Featured Posts In Memoriam Source Type: blogs

Statewide Brain Death Protocol Considered by Illinois State Medical Society
A survey of Illinois State Medical Society members shows strong support for Resolution 09.2020-08, to implement a "Statewide Brain Death Protocol."The resolution notes that "recent studies have shown that nationwide, inconsistencies exist with regard t... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 12, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Plug
is a brief video created by Marije de Haas. De Haas and her collaborators call this “design fiction.” The context is European, where euthanasia is legal in some countries, but where advance directives for euthanasia in the case of dementia are rarely honored. The idea is that the plug is kind of a … Continue reading The Plug (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: denasdavis Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Alain Cocq Resumes VSED Plan – with Ulysses Clause
Last month, Alain Cocq abandoned his plan to hasten his death by VSED. He plans to VSED again. From midnight on the night of Sunday to Monday, October 12, “I will stop all hydration, diet and treatment, except painkillers . . . "I will go all the ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Informed Consent: More Than a Piece of Paper
Join me and the Vermont Ethics Network on November 9, 2020 for their fall palliative care conference "Informed Consent: More Than a Piece of Paper."8:15 – 8:30am: Welcome & Orientation8:30 – 9:45am: Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD: Informed Consent:... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 11, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

New Zealand End of Life Choice Referendum Is One Week Away
On October 17, 2020, New Zealanders will vote on whether the End of Life Choice Act 2019 should come into force, giving people with a terminal illness the option of requesting assisted dying. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Texas Right to Life Advises Families How to CHALLENGE Brain Death
Texas Right to Life's patient advocacy services offers to help when "doctors declared your loved one brain dead and want to withdraw life-sustaining treatment against your will"And in this video Emily Cook, Texas Right to Life's General Counsel, h... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Should Age be a Criterion for Triage during the Pandemic?
Yeah, I know I said in an earlier post that we spend way too much time obsessing about ventilator triage–something that has never happened in America so far–and not enough time obsessing about why our health care system is so broken. Nonetheless, with my friend Felicia Nimue Ackerman, a philosopher at Brown University, I made … Continue reading Should Age be a Criterion for Triage during the Pandemic? (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: denasdavis Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Brain Death – Fundamental Principles and Growing Ethical Challenges
On Friday morning, I will deliver pediatric Grand Rounds at Omaha Children's Hospital. I will discuss the ongoing Nick Torres case and the growing number of pediatric brain death conflicts in U.S. hospitals.  (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Supreme Court Weighing Who Decides Whether to Pull Plug on Critically Ill Child – Parents or Doctors?
Despite requests to expedite their review because of Tinslee Lewis' ongoing suffering at Cook Children's, the Supreme Court of Texas is still considering whether to review an intermediate appellate court's judgment that the Texas Advance Directive Act ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Emergency Use Authorization for Covid-19 Vaccines: Lessons from the Past
by Dorit Reiss, PhD LLB, Art Caplan, PhD, and Working Group on Vaccine Ethics and Policy The question whether the FDA will give an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a COVID-19 vaccine is currently being widely discussed.  The emphasis in the discussions is on whether political intervention will lead to an EUA with no good basis in evidence. What is not as clear but is crucially important is what past emergency uses of vaccines can teach us about how to use an EUA for a vaccine today. … (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 6, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Arthur Caplan Tags: Featured Posts Health Regulation & Law Pharmaceuticals Public Health #covid19 #Journalofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs