Tag: mental illness

Blog Posts (4)

January 24, 2012

Caplan: Say No to Sterilization, Forced Abortion

Art Caplan discusses a troubling case regarding a 32-year-old pregnant woman known as “Mary Moe” who is pregnant for the third time and who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.…

April 12, 2011

"Just Say No!" To Organs from Suicide Victims?

According to Wesley Smith on his SHS blog, “Suicidal people need help in living, not reasons to die.” Profound statement indeed.…

December 30, 2008

Is A New DSM Written in Secret Necessarily Unethical?

Sarah Rubenstein from the Wall Street Journal Health Blog has explained that there is a concerning development regarding the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: it’s being written in secret.…

October 26, 2007

Psychiatric hospital posts the no smoking sign

NPR’s Morning Edition carried a story this week about a psychiatric hospital that’s banned patients from smoking. From the story by Alix Spiegel:

[Hospital CEO] Canavan says some of his staff argued that it just wasn’t fair to the patients to take their cigarettes away.

Published Articles (1)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 4 Issue 2 - Jun 2004

Review of Allan V. Horwitz, Creating Mental Illness

News (1)

July 26, 2012 9:20 am

Georgia's Doctors and the Ethics of Execution (The Atlantic)

While his medical license is safe, Dr. Musso is not a welcome character in the American Medical Association due to his violations of its Principles of Medical Ethics which specifically proscribe activities even indirectly associated with enacting capital punishment. Unethical conduct includes examining the condemned for mental fitness, selecting drugs and doses, starting IVs, reading EKGs, and pronouncing death. Dr. Musso and his team handle all technical aspects surrounding the procedure except for physically pushing the drug(s). There is no moral distinction in that omission, according to the AMA.