Archive for the 'medical ethics' Category

Stem cell treatments threatened by European patents ruling – The Guardian

“Work on revolutionary medical treatments for incurable diseases is in danger of being wiped out by a European court ruling on embryonic stem cells, according to leading scientists.”

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The Guardian, 27th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

GPs agree to waive privacy of mentally ill gun owners – The Guardian

“Doctors have agreed to breach their duty of medical confidentiality to patients who own guns if they fear they have become so seriously mentally ill they may use their weapons on themselves or the public, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Leading article: Hard cases and good law – The Independent

“The sad case of Baby RB, which has been argued to and fro before the High Court, ended summarily yesterday when the one-year-old boy’s father accepted the hospital’s case for withdrawing life support. This unexpected development had two immediate effects. The doctors are now within their rights to halt life support, so as to allow the severely disabled child – as the hospital put it – ‘a peaceful, calm and dignified death’. And the judge will not have to reach a decision – although he hinted what it would have been when he said that the outcome was, in his view, ‘inevitable’.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Medical law too often doffs its cap to the doctor’s white coat – The Times

“‘It’s up to you what you do with your own body,’ goes the rhetoric. But when you dive away from abstractions into the real world of suffering and desire, things are not so simple.”

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The Times, 21st May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Should the Court of Appeal allow Katie Thorpe’s womb to be removed? – The Times

“A mother’s wish to have her disabled teenage daughter’s womb removed looks set to become the next landmark case in the courts to test the ethics of medical intervention where patients cannot decide for themselves.”

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The Times, 18th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Surgeons begin training on cadavers – The Times

“A change in the law is to transform the way surgeons are trained, allowing them to practise on bodies left to medical science. Under the Anatomy Act, cadavers could be used for tuition in anatomy but not in technique.”

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The Times, 17th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Mother wants disabled girl to have hysterectomy “to give her a better life” – The Times

“A severely disabled teenager’s womb may be removed to improve her quality of life, and not because it is medically necessary, in what is thought to be a British first which has reignited debate over medical ethics.”

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The Times, 8th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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