Bioethics.net http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:17:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Mary Welch Charged with Medical Child Abuse for Obtaining Unnecessary Treatment http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/2ItakOxGTX4/mary-welch-charged-with-medical-child.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/2ItakOxGTX4/mary-welch-charged-with-medical-child.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:17:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=1b702b6f704a668e6a8217ff08aa1dce http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/100688994705966836/comments/default 0 Brain in a Jar – Sufficient Reason to Keep Me Alive http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/rTVLsVdZeJo/brain-in-jar-sufficient-reason-to-keep.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/rTVLsVdZeJo/brain-in-jar-sufficient-reason-to-keep.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=d031441e72537006f9644861202af606 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/6538445662921861652/comments/default 0 Bioethics Exam http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/-Ki3mHNqw98/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/-Ki3mHNqw98/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:20:28 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5530 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/11/21/bioethics-exam/feed/ 0 The Bioethics Commission’s Neuro Double-Header http://blog.bioethics.gov/2014/11/21/the-bioethics-commissions-neuro-double-header/ http://blog.bioethics.gov/2014/11/21/the-bioethics-commissions-neuro-double-header/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:51 +0000 http://blog.bioethics.gov/?p=1495 http://blog.bioethics.gov/2014/11/21/the-bioethics-commissions-neuro-double-header/feed/ 0 Time To Stop Paying For Pepsi With Food Stamps http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/time-to-stop-paying-for-pepsi-with-food-stamps/ http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/time-to-stop-paying-for-pepsi-with-food-stamps/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:51:23 +0000 http://www.peterubel.com/?p=7131 Continue reading ]]> http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/time-to-stop-paying-for-pepsi-with-food-stamps/feed/ 0 Doused Counties: Banning Tobacco Sales in Massachusetts http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/doused-counties-banning-tobacco-sales-in-massachusetts/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/doused-counties-banning-tobacco-sales-in-massachusetts/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:09:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53123 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The small city of Westminster, Massachusetts is voting on whether to become the first town in the nation to ban sales of tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and bubblegum-shaped smoking implements within its limits. Many cities already have bans on selling tobacco to minors, smoking bars, businesses, offices, and even in public. The drugstore giant CVS has banned sales of tobacco products from its stores. But this is the first time that a city is making the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes illegal.…

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Resident physicians as the key to Do Not Resuscitate orders http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/zHXMJwpXsA0/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/zHXMJwpXsA0/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:24:00 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5528 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/11/20/resident-physicians-as-the-key-to-do-not-resuscitate-orders/feed/ 0 Resolving Medical Futility Disputes – Alberta follows Ontario in Chalifoux v. Alberta Health Services http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/DJZ67-PJEa8/resolving-medical-futility-disputes.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/DJZ67-PJEa8/resolving-medical-futility-disputes.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=906d9bd5ab7a0a7aa289e28108cb9693 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/1351757011543321349/comments/default 0 The Ethics of Uterus Transplantation http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/the-ethics-of-uterus-transplantation http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/the-ethics-of-uterus-transplantation#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:11:10 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=3d30036279e191ee0c0a8311c3b05101 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/the-ethics-of-uterus-transplantation/feed/ 0 Martha Perez – Texas Family Charges Organs Procured BEFORE Death http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/swOwsmD0pbs/martha-perez-texas-family-charges.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/swOwsmD0pbs/martha-perez-texas-family-charges.html#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:30:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=6676762e5cd49c933e8a9f3efe8df6c6 I recently summarized a few cases in which a patient was either negligently or intentionally declared dead prematurely.  

But this recent case reported by Fox News in Dallas Fort Worth indicates misunderstanding by the family rather than error by the clinicians.  

26-year-old Martha Perez dies from injuries sustained in an car wreck involving a suspected drunk driver.  Perez was a registered organ donor and doctors told the family they were prepared to harvest the organs for donations.

The family objected: “But she still has heart and lung functions,” said family member Juan Martinez.  Unfortunately, this statement indicates that the family does not understand that these cardiopulmonary functions are compatible with legal death in Texas.  They can be artificially sustained even after death is determined (on neurological criteria).   

On the other hand, the family also alleges: “They took her off the life support and she was still breathing.”  If that is true, then the determination of death must have been wrong.  A person breathing on their own (without ventilation support) cannot be dead under either cardiopulmonary or neurological criteria.

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Found: Billions of Wasted Medicare Dollars http://www.peterubel.com/health_policy/found-billions-of-wasted-medicare-dollars/ http://www.peterubel.com/health_policy/found-billions-of-wasted-medicare-dollars/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:48:39 +0000 http://www.peterubel.com/?p=7127 Continue reading ]]> http://www.peterubel.com/health_policy/found-billions-of-wasted-medicare-dollars/feed/ 0 Texas Legislature to Address Marlise Munoz Dead Pregnant Situation http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/7UeSGlD1icI/texas-legislature-to-address-marlise.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/7UeSGlD1icI/texas-legislature-to-address-marlise.html#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=3f649abba5780d90a459fcbbd929495d http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/8366669417432158896/comments/default 0 Elderspeak: Words Can Hurt http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/elderspeak-words-can-hurt/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/elderspeak-words-can-hurt/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:04:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53087 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

During the season premiere of the HBO comedy, Getting On, I noticed the excessive use of toddler-speak toward patients portrayed as being elderly. The show takes place in a senior rehab/hospice unit in a community hospital. Whenever one of the health care providers (physician or nurse) was speaking to one of the patients, they tended to use baby talk—higher pitch, lilting tone, longer spaces between words, elongated space around vowels, and using simple, shortened words.…

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Genetic Testing Can’t Do Our Behavioral Dirty Work http://www.peterubel.com/mdm/genetic-testing-cant-do-our-behavioral-dirty-work/ http://www.peterubel.com/mdm/genetic-testing-cant-do-our-behavioral-dirty-work/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:04:36 +0000 http://www.peterubel.com/?p=7123 Continue reading ]]> http://www.peterubel.com/mdm/genetic-testing-cant-do-our-behavioral-dirty-work/feed/ 0 Janina Kolkiewicz Wakes Up in Morgue after Pronounced Dead http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/Y7i8pWd2a68/janina-kolkiewicz-wakes-up-in-morgue.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/Y7i8pWd2a68/janina-kolkiewicz-wakes-up-in-morgue.html#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=a7c74c115a2c2179470b014985437c9f http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/6409499454681339718/comments/default 0 The New Abortion Issue: The Moral Status of Women http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/the-new-abortion-issue-the-moral-status-of-women http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/the-new-abortion-issue-the-moral-status-of-women#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:11:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=9309a7e85ff354f60cd336c5b55e59dd http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/the-new-abortion-issue-the-moral-status-of-women/feed/ 0 Oregon Death with Dignity Act – 20th Anniversary http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/Vyp7iyok0bw/oregon-death-with-dignity-act-20th.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/Vyp7iyok0bw/oregon-death-with-dignity-act-20th.html#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:14:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=6d306e3e4e2c8037b459ffa8fc971ca8 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/5051415366847515279/comments/default 0 The Importance of Ethical Standards http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/2MXw0vMxTqo/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/2MXw0vMxTqo/#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:22:21 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5524 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/11/16/the-importance-of-ethical-standards/feed/ 0 Top 30 Bioethics Journals on Earth http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/jWdLjwXDgBI/top-30-bioethics-journals-on-earth.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/jWdLjwXDgBI/top-30-bioethics-journals-on-earth.html#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=895718bfcf8152ca8d423c015ae9d7f7 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/8294729455904577101/comments/default 0 First Execution under Obamacare Death Panels? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/fLx_Gn5I2qc/first-execution-under-obamacare-death.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/fLx_Gn5I2qc/first-execution-under-obamacare-death.html#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:30:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=658e0345167d1ec64eed65a92105fe7e http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/2578133020567419272/comments/default 0 Is it right to compel hospital staff to care for patients with Ebola? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/gfHpwXkTKv0/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/gfHpwXkTKv0/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:46:22 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5512 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/11/14/is-it-right-to-compel-hospital-staff-to-care-for-patients-with-ebola/feed/ 0 Patient Modesty: Volume 70 http://bioethicsdiscussion.blogspot.com/2014/11/patient-modesty-volume-70.html http://bioethicsdiscussion.blogspot.com/2014/11/patient-modesty-volume-70.html#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:44:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=0f099de5e3d7a3cb384cc11c0849eea8 http://bioethicsdiscussion.blogspot.com/feeds/8794236827430151308/comments/default 0 My Burrito Has How Many Calories?!? http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/my-burrito-has-how-many-calories/ http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/my-burrito-has-how-many-calories/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:49:25 +0000 http://www.peterubel.com/?p=7118 Continue reading ]]> http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/my-burrito-has-how-many-calories/feed/ 0 Finding a Voice http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/blog/?p=4703 http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/blog/?p=4703#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:42:41 +0000 http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/blog/?p=4703 http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/blog/?feed=rss2&p=4703 0 Dhaka Hospital Withdraws Life Support without Consent or Consultation http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/D3gNNgvPIp4/dhaka-hospital-withdraws-life-support.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/D3gNNgvPIp4/dhaka-hospital-withdraws-life-support.html#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:57:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=7fa510ea2695e42a1290bbf87c6d3f37 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/3174875546002769077/comments/default 0 Three Items About Human Research Ethics http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/aIATpSIki3Q/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/aIATpSIki3Q/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:27:33 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5510 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/11/13/three-items-about-human-research-ethics/feed/ 0 Patients and Clinicians Discuss Only 2 of 11 Goals of Care Elements http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/fZpciyNpmVo/patients-and-clinicians-discuss-only-2.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/fZpciyNpmVo/patients-and-clinicians-discuss-only-2.html#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=050f86ec127456be60fa651a36c863f0 Studies showing lackluster rates of advance care planning are nothing new.  But this new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal is particularly disturbing.  





















The authors identified 11 recommended elements of goals-of-care discussions that are the most important to older adults patients in hospital with serious illness and their family members.  They found that these elements are VERY infrequently addressed by health care providers in hospital.
  1. Asked the respondent about preferences for care in event of life-threatening illness
  2. Inquired about the respondent’s values
  3. Discussed prognosis 
  4. Gave an opportunity for the respondent to express fears or concerns
  5. Asked the respondent if they had additional questions about goals of care
  6. Provided information about outcomes, risks, benefits of comfort care
  7. Asked about prior discussions or written documents
  8. Offered a time to meet to discuss goals of care
  9. Provided information about outcomes, risks, benefits of life sustaining treatments
  10. Provided information to review about advance care planning before discussions
  11. Helped access legal documents to record advance care plans

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Wisdom Does Come with Age http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/wisdom-does-come-with-age http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/wisdom-does-come-with-age#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:11:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=aa9c07fd8d627ca01a80cc199a5a85fb http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/wisdom-does-come-with-age/feed/ 0 A Look at How M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Uses Bioethics Educational Materials http://blog.bioethics.gov/2014/11/12/a-look-at-how-m-d-anderson-cancer-center-uses-bioethics-educational-materials/ http://blog.bioethics.gov/2014/11/12/a-look-at-how-m-d-anderson-cancer-center-uses-bioethics-educational-materials/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:39:41 +0000 http://blog.bioethics.gov/?p=1492 http://blog.bioethics.gov/2014/11/12/a-look-at-how-m-d-anderson-cancer-center-uses-bioethics-educational-materials/feed/ 0 Why the right to die movement needed Brittany Maynard http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/why-the-right-to-die-movement-needed-brittany-maynard/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/why-the-right-to-die-movement-needed-brittany-maynard/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:56:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=53028 by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer. At the age of 29 she decided to end her own life and “die with dignity” under Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act.” There have been many articles written in support of Maynard’s choice and many articles written condemning her choice to die. The right to die movement has many hurdles that it must overcome to draw in more supporters and hopefully influence public policy. Some of those hurdles include misconceptions about the kinds of people that want to end their lives and why people who have been diagnosed with terminal illness want to have the choice to take their own lives.…

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Outpatient Spending Is Catching Up To Hospital Expenditures http://www.peterubel.com/health_wellbeing/outpatient-spending-is-catching-up-to-hospital-expenditures/ http://www.peterubel.com/health_wellbeing/outpatient-spending-is-catching-up-to-hospital-expenditures/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:50:14 +0000 http://www.peterubel.com/?p=7115 Continue reading ]]> http://www.peterubel.com/health_wellbeing/outpatient-spending-is-catching-up-to-hospital-expenditures/feed/ 0 Susan Tolle Wins MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics for Work on POLST http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/QzXRiMDpmHs/susan-tolle-wins-maclean-center-prize.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/QzXRiMDpmHs/susan-tolle-wins-maclean-center-prize.html#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=349666a827b438e72eeb71db826d314b The 2014 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics, an award of $50,000, will be presented to Susan Tolle, MD, who has pioneered efforts to improve communication between health care providers and patients regarding end-of-life care.

Tolle will receive the MacLean Prize, the largest award in the clinical medical ethics field, during the 26th annual Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference on ethics in medicine. The conference will be held at the University of Chicago Law School, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15.

“Dr. Susan Tolle’s dedication, scholarship and hard work to ensure that patient’s wishes are honored at the end of life has transformed the care of dying patients in the U.S.,” said Mark Siegler, MD, Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery and director of the MacLean Center. “I’m very proud of how Dr. Tolle continues to improve patient care and advance the field of clinical medical ethics.”

Tolle, a professor of medicine in the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and director of the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care, is one of the founders of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) movement in Oregon in the early 1990s. In a specific subset of patients — those with advanced illness or frailty — Tolle and others found that advanced directives were insufficient to safeguard patients’ wishes about how they wanted to be treated in life-threatening situations. By contrast, POLST orders work to allow patients to receive the level of care they want in the setting they want.

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UK Hospital Places DNR Order without Consent or Consultation http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/X6De68eCsk0/uk-hospital-places-dnr-order-without.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/X6De68eCsk0/uk-hospital-places-dnr-order-without.html#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=3ad0320a4f87cda2082853d5a8d7fb6e Leon Scoble and his sister Danni say that Basildon University Hospital put a “do not resuscitate” order on their father Paul Scoble without consulting them. (Echo)

On a Facebook page the family states:

"The doctors have twice put a Do Not Resuscitate on our Dad, we managed to get it lifted the first time but doctors refuse to lift it now their reason for this is due to a faulty heart valve." 

"He needs an operation on his heart to fix two faulty valves but the hospital have refused due to his size. We have heard about TAVI Mitral valve surgery by Dr Vinayak Bapat at St Thomas' Hospital in London and men much bigger than Dad have survived this operation."

"All we ask is that our Dad is given a chance at life, if he doesn't get this operation he will die. His situation has become pretty desperate over the last couple of weeks, he has been having panic attacks brought on by hearing doctors discussing switching off the machine. As you can imagine, he's terrified and so are we."

"The doctors have met and decided he is to receive no more treatment, even though the drugs being given are damaging to the kidneys, should a problem arise they have already stated that they will take no action."

"They tell us we cannot move our father to another hospital, as he is from Harlow."

"We want our Dad moved to a hospital that has the capability and desire to save his life (preferably St Thomas') He's a 48 year old father of two, who hasn't yet walked his only daughter down the aisle or held a first grandchild. He isn't a statistic, he's our world, so much more than just a father and we refuse to give up on him because he's never given up on us."

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Dying and Dignity http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/f_80GW3o5HU/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/f_80GW3o5HU/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:06:06 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5495 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/11/11/dying-and-dignity/feed/ 0 A Park Bench That Tells You You’re Fat? http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/a-park-bench-that-tells-you-youre-fat/ http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/a-park-bench-that-tells-you-youre-fat/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:23:30 +0000 http://www.peterubel.com/?p=7112 Continue reading ]]> http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/a-park-bench-that-tells-you-youre-fat/feed/ 0 Making a Case for Case Studies http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/making-a-case-for-case-studies http://www.amc.edu/BioethicsBlog/post.cfm/making-a-case-for-case-studies#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:11:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=c90af21d8baaddbf23f34580ddbbbb12 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/making-a-case-for-case-studies/feed/ 0 Taiwan End-of-Life Policies Inflict Unwanted Pain & Torture http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/3tF7M3niXXc/taiwan-end-of-life-policies-inflict.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/3tF7M3niXXc/taiwan-end-of-life-policies-inflict.html#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=62dbbb1a41954890b7ef448eebf6d4a4 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/5143973920099697289/comments/default 0 Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro Survives 45 Minutes without Pulse http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/8vsPKm_hc8g/ruby-graupera-cassimiro-survives-45.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/8vsPKm_hc8g/ruby-graupera-cassimiro-survives-45.html#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:36:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=405292c6b20d54661f6f54c58e8b3e95 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/3198599235733300872/comments/default 0 Ethics in Neonatology Symposium http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/piPjOwEhMhc/ethics-in-neonatology-symposium.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/piPjOwEhMhc/ethics-in-neonatology-symposium.html#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=00b22b1cddf85124edf0ed0b2de4ea5f http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/5217960368832052477/comments/default 0 "Lethal Malformations" and Language of "Futility" http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/IPQv0otwxhk/lethal-malformations-and-language-of.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/IPQv0otwxhk/lethal-malformations-and-language-of.html#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:30:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=f142c5f38308f7940090ba5b008b70e7 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/1871227961410191560/comments/default 0 Death – a New 5 Part Series on NPR http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/g1Pi4LS_V48/death-new-5-part-series-on-npr.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/g1Pi4LS_V48/death-new-5-part-series-on-npr.html#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:02:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=da2221be395338b59934e7ad4d1cf6d6 To the Best of Our Knowledge, a nationally syndicated radio show from Wisconsin Public Radio just started a five part series on Death.  

Death: The Reckoning
Did you hear? There's a death movement going on in America. After decades of sanitized death, with dying, funerals, burial and grief shielded from public view, some people are now working to make death a greater part of life. In this hour, we talk with experts about how to begin these difficult conversations, and how they can transform both the dying and the surviving.

Death: Exit Plan
We live much longer than we used to, thanks to medical advances, but what are the emotional and financial costs of extending the end of life?  In this hour, we talk with physicians and bioethicists about planning for more humane and less prolonged deaths, about how some doctors don't know how to talk with their patients about preparing for death, and about one family's story of working within Oregon's "Death with Dignity" law. Tune if for a discussion of “a good death” and the story of a pioneering psychiatrist who's using hallucinogens to ease the anxiety of terminally-ill cancer patients.

Death: The Last Moment
Resuscitation science is revolutionizing medical care and reviving people who are clinically dead. With proper care, people who suffer heart attacks and lose brain function–even for two hours — can be brought back to life with no brain damage. What has that revealed about the the medical, spiritual and psychological mysteries of death?  We’ll hear conflicting perspectives on the debate over near-death experiences. Do these extraordinary experiences reveal a transcendent reality, or are they simply the biochemical product of a brain that’s shutting down? Tune in for conversations about "conscious death," and how people are reclaiming the final moments of their lives.

Death: The Wake
hat does it mean to grieve well? "Griefwalker" Stephen Jenkinson says that many cultures have “deep and skilled practitioners of grief." In this hour, explore the pain and healing power of grief, and learn about burial and mourning rituals throughout history.  We'll also hear poignant personal stories from people whose jobs bring them into daily contact with death, from a woman who worked for nine years in an inner-city funeral home, to a Ghanaian man who creates “fantasy coffins.”

Death: The Afterlife
Is death what gives life meaning? Looking at the prominence of death and the afterlife in so many religions, you might think so. But for millennia, people have also dreamed about immortality, and now transhumanists are actively trying to extend life by merging our bodies with machines.  In this hour, we explore the philosophical and religious dimensions of mortality and the afterlife. We talk about the art and poetry of remembrance, and now that much of our lives are lived on-line, how do we plan for our digital afterlives?

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Six Key Themes on Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions from Australian Jurisprudence http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/bqO3kJ8mG-I/six-key-themes-on-life-sustaining.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/bqO3kJ8mG-I/six-key-themes-on-life-sustaining.html#comments Sun, 09 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=3c54dd95c58955133cc2dcaed370b374 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/3102017580754047910/comments/default 0 World Association for Medical Law – 21st Annual Congress http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/Gan8tW1sBlM/world-association-for-medical-law-21st.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/Gan8tW1sBlM/world-association-for-medical-law-21st.html#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=9cde6b2f63904dc8b938c9163210fe9e http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/8566923369365579993/comments/default 0 Kaci Hickox: Public health and the politics of fear http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/kaci-hickox-public-health-and-the-politics-of-fear/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/kaci-hickox-public-health-and-the-politics-of-fear/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:50:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52982 Steven H Miles, M.D.

Kaci Hickox is a nurse who went to Sierra Leone with Doctors without borders to treat the emergency with Ebola. She is professionally brave, articulate and well trained. Sierra Leone, with 5000 cases, is one the epicenters of the Ebola epidemic.[1] [2] She was last exposed to patient care on October 21.[3] On Friday October 24, she returned to the United States, entering at Newark International Airport in New Jersey. There she was met by a disorganized set of officials who tried to determine what to do with her.…

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Embodying a right to health care http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/-lAR1XXa9Nc/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/-lAR1XXa9Nc/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:43:53 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5485 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/11/07/embodying-a-right-to-health-care/feed/ 0 Responding to Ebola: Health Care Professionals’ Obligations to Provide Care http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=7168&blogid=140 http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=7168&blogid=140#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:54:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=a5f50a17eb1cb778e7f1135d7a225aa6 Joel Frader and Lainie Friedman Ross]]> http://www.bioethics.net/2014/11/responding-to-ebola-health-care-professionals-obligations-to-provide-care/feed/ 0 Here’s Why Funding Medical Education Helps Vulnerable Patients http://www.peterubel.com/health_wellbeing/heres-why-funding-medical-education-helps-vulnerable-patients/ http://www.peterubel.com/health_wellbeing/heres-why-funding-medical-education-helps-vulnerable-patients/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:50:14 +0000 http://www.peterubel.com/?p=7108 Continue reading ]]> http://www.peterubel.com/health_wellbeing/heres-why-funding-medical-education-helps-vulnerable-patients/feed/ 0 2014 European Declaration on Palliative Care http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/FgH05r2KMY4/2014-european-declaration-on-palliative.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MedicalFutilityBlog/~3/FgH05r2KMY4/2014-european-declaration-on-palliative.html#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=03cafd3f521dbfda9a1b7d961f18ea12 http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/feeds/4868926714433739396/comments/default 0 On Testimonial and Argument in Bioethics http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/Hmlzc0tnCf4/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/Hmlzc0tnCf4/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 04:04:31 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=5483 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/11/06/on-testimonial-and-argument-in-bioethics/feed/ 0 Deliberation and Education in Bioethics: Overview http://blog.bioethics.gov/2014/11/06/deliberation-and-education-in-bioethics-overview/ http://blog.bioethics.gov/2014/11/06/deliberation-and-education-in-bioethics-overview/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:34:38 +0000 http://blog.bioethics.gov/?p=1489 http://blog.bioethics.gov/2014/11/06/deliberation-and-education-in-bioethics-overview/feed/ 0