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05/15/2016

Honoring Choices Minnesota Conference

Come to Honoring Choices Minnesota "Sharing the Experience 2016" on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Speakers include Rahul Koranne, MD, MBA, FACP Chief Medical Officer Minnesota Hospital Association   "ACP across Minnesota - A call to coll...

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05/14/2016

New York Bill Would Punish Clinicians Who Disregard Patient Directives

Assembly Member Gottfried I was disappointed to see that A.B. 2140 has not advanced in the New York Assembly.   New York and other states provide a safe harbor for physicians and health care providers who adhere in good faith to valid advance ...

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05/13/2016

BioethicsTV: Paternalism (again) on Chicago Med

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Our favorite television dramas this week were light on bioethics issues with the exception of Chicago Med (season 1; episode 17 “Withdrawal”) that continues to explore bioethical issues. This week the theme was arrogant paternalism—residents and fellows believing that only they know what is in the best interest of the patient.

The first storyline concerns a patient brought into the ED in the throes of alcohol withdrawal. He is a frequent flyer patient and has not had a drink in 2 days. Dr. Halstead (resident) believes that what is best for the patient is to help him through withdrawal so he can quit drinking and enter recovery.…

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05/13/2016

Reframing Conscientious Care: Q&A with Mara Buchbinder

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05/13/2016

Does Florida Require Surrogate Consent for a DNAR Order?

Last month, at a bioethics conference in Miami, I talked to clinicians at a number of different hospitals.  They apparently take three different approaches to answering this question: "Does Florida require surrogate consent for a DNAR order?" The...

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05/12/2016

Doctors Push the PAS Envelope

Over at his “Human Exceptionalism” blog, Wesley Smith has had a steady stream of recent posts about physician-assisted suicide (PAS), also called “physician-aid-in-dying” or “medical-aid-in-dying” (MAID).  “Hat tip” to Mr. Smith for the story that introduced me to the “MAID” acronym.  It is reported that Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons think that the proposed law being considered by the Canadian federal government to allow... // Read More »

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05/12/2016

Euthanasia for Reasons of Mental Health

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

An article in the (UK) Daily Mail this week focused on a Dutch woman who chose euthanasia “after doctors decided her post-traumatic stress and other conditions were incurable.” Under Dutch euthanasia laws, a physician can end a patient’s life with a lethal injection for mental suffering. Her life was ended last year.

Euthanasia is when a physician delivers the substance that ends a patient’s life. This is distinct from physician/doctor/provider-assisted suicide (often called aid-in-dying) where a physician makes the means to end life available (often through a prescription) but the patient must ingest the life-ending medication.…

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05/12/2016

Career Paths in Public Health Law and Health Law

Join me for this webinar on June 1:  "Career Paths in Public Health Law and Health Law."

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05/12/2016

See Mom, I CAN Teach!

I got a really nice email the other day, from one of the provosts at my university. Here is the highlight: “During the 2015 fall semester, in the categories of Quality of Course and/or Intellectual Stimulation, your course evaluations were … Continue reading

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05/12/2016

Why Science Denial is Immoral

By Christopher S. Kovel, M.A. Today’s society is built and shaped by technology and scientific discovery but, surprisingly, pervading scientific denial lingers. Irrational skepticism and flat-out denial of uncontroversial theories is not just a rebuke of the facts of science … Continue reading

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