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05/03/2016

Roundtable Discussion: Bioethics Advisory Bodies Past, Present, and Future

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) closed its reflections on the impact of national bioethics advisory bodies with a roundtable discussion involving Commission members and the day’s presenters. Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., Chair of the Bioethics Commission, began the session by asking each panelist to articulate an important takeaway from the […]

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05/03/2016

Additional Reflections on National Bioethics Advisory Bodies

The Bioethics Commission continued its discussion on the impact of bioethics advisory bodies, looking to the past to inform future efforts to address social and ethical dimensions of health, science, and technology policy. In the second panel of the day, the Bioethics Commission heard from a variety of speakers considering the past, present, and future […]

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05/03/2016

Illness As An Opportunity for Reflection: Enabling the Unseen To Be Seen

By David Leach On March 1st my aortic valve was replaced. I received extraordinary care, was discharged on the third postoperative day, and am doing very well. When I arrived from the operating room to the intensive care unit I had an endotracheal tube, two chest tubes, an arterial line, a jugular vein Swan-Ganz catheter, […]

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05/03/2016

Reflections on National Bioethics Advisory Bodies

At today’s meeting, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) reflected on its own tenure and that of other bioethics advisory bodies. In the first panel session of the day, the Bioethics Commission heard from a series of speakers reflecting on the past, present, and future impact of national bioethics advisory […]

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05/03/2016

U.S. Military Medical Ethics Guidelines in Limbo

Adil E. Shamoo

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05/03/2016

Bioethics Commission Meeting 25: Live from Washington, DC

Welcome to Washington, DC for the 25th public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission’s meeting is today, May 3, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET. Chair Dr. Amy Gutmann opened up the meeting by summarizing the Bioethics Commission’s forthcoming report focusing on key […]

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05/03/2016

Life after Death?

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05/03/2016

Brain Death Case – Kaiser Continues to "Treat" Israel Stinson

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has extended the
TRO mandating Kaiser to "treat" Israel Stinson until May 11.  That is the day scheduled for a hearing on the preliminary injunction.

Dr. Chris Palkowski, chief of staff at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center, issued the following statement on Monday’s court hearing.  (HT Fox40)

"Our hearts go out to this family as they cope with the irreversible brain death of their son, and we continue to offer our support and compassion to them. We will continue to comply with orders issued by the Federal court."

"Last week, the California Superior Court ruled that Kaiser Permanente Roseville complied with all state requirements (under California Health and Safety Code 7180 and 7181) that specify what steps physicians and hospitals must take to determine brain death. Israel's parents asked the California Superior Court to rule that Kaiser Permanente's procedures for determining brain death did not comply with the law. The Court ruled that Kaiser Permanente fully complied with the state law. The Court also ruled that Kaiser Permanente fully satisfied the law's requirement that a hospital provide a reasonable amount of time after determining brain death, to allow the family to come together."

"California's law is modeled on one that has been adopted in nearly all the states in the nation. It's called the Uniform Determination of Death Act and applies to all, regardless of religion. At Monday’s hearing, the family asked the Federal Court to challenge this California law, and rule that federal law provides an exception in the case of a religious belief that brain death does not exist."

Here is my own summary of California brain death law at a Los Angeles conference last year.



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05/03/2016

Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium: At the Crossroads: Final Journeys

This Wednesday from 8:30 to 3:00, the Center for Practical Bioethics hosts its Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium: At the Crossroads: Final Journeys.  They are offering a "remote" registration option. Death, after all, is an event experienced ...

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05/02/2016

Legislation to End Conversion Therapy Introduced in the Senate

Following a White House report released in October condemning the use of conversion therapy, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have introduced legislation to end the harmful practice. The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act would empower the Federal Trade … Continue reading

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