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07/31/2017

Brain Death: Legal Fiction Used to Justify Ending Lives Prematurely – Another California Lawsuit

Brain death is a legal fiction used to justify ending lives prematurely. That is how the family of Israel Stinson frames its argument in a new brief filed in a California federal court, last week. Israel Stinson's family is challenging the constitutio...

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07/30/2017

Understanding Factors Contributing to Inappropriate Critical Care: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Medical Record Documentation

Thanh H. Neville Researchers at UCLA continue to unpack their research on potentially inappropriate critical care.  In their latest piece in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, by analyzing clinical documentation, they identify factors contribu...

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07/30/2017

Understanding Factors Contributing to Inappropriate Critical Care: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Medical Record Documentation

Thanh H. Neville Researchers at UCLA continue to unpack their research on potentially inappropriate critical care.  In their latest piece in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, by analyzing clinical documentation, they identify factors contribu...

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07/29/2017

Texas Senate Passes Bill Limiting When Clinicians May Write DNR Orders

Senator Perry This week, the Texas Senate passed S.B. 11. This bill adds a new section 166.012 to the Health and Safety Code that specifies new procedures and requirements for do-not-resuscitate orders. In short, the bill permits DNR orders to...

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07/29/2017

Texas Senate Passes Bill Limiting When Clinicians May Write DNR Orders

Senator Perry This week, the Texas Senate passed S.B. 11. This bill adds a new section 166.012 to the Health and Safety Code that specifies new procedures and requirements for do-not-resuscitate orders. In short, the bill permits DNR orders to...

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07/28/2017

Jahi McMath – Accurate and Precise Language for Brain Death

Having talked with a few reporters, this week, about the status of the the lawsuits concerning Jahi McMath, I realized that is is essential to use careful and precise language.  The following is a summary of the allegations in the state medical ma...

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07/28/2017

Top Bioethics Journals on Earth Based on Citation Index

Udo Schuklenk has compiled the top 40 bioethics journals based on their Google Scholar h5 index.   I am pleased to have recently published (in just the past year) in two of the top 10 and six of the top 30. 3. American Journal of Bioethics ...

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07/28/2017

The Family Said "Do Everything"

ICU nurse Debbie Moore Black has a powerful short story illustrating a situation of potentially inappropriate and unwanted medical treatment.  It is almost poetry.

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07/28/2017

Human genetic editing (engineering) is here

A “hat tip” again to Wesley Smith, who at the National Review Online blog, provided a link to this week’s report in the MIT Technology Review that the first editing of genes in human embryos in the US is underway—and apparently not yet formally published—at an academic center in Portland, Oregon.  Similar efforts have been undertaken in China, but US scientists have been a little... // Read More »

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07/27/2017

Fordham University’s Dr. Celia Fisher on Reversal of the Goldwater Rule

The American Psychoanalytic Association announced earlier this month that members of the association no longer need to abide by the long-established “Goldwater Rule” named after 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. The rule, which can be found in Section 7.3 of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Ethics Code, cautions against most psychiatrists and other mental health professionals offering … More Fordham University’s Dr. Celia Fisher on Reversal of the Goldwater Rule

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