February 22, 2017

An Anorexic and Bulimic New Jersey Woman Has Died Three Months after a Judge Granted Her Request to Refuse Force-Feeding

(Associated Press) – An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request. Her court-appointed lawyer, Edward D’Alessandro Jr., told the Daily Record of Parsippany the … Read More

February 15, 2017

The American Journal of Bioethics (vol. 17, no. 2, 2017) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “LVAD-DT: Culture of Rescue and Liminal Experience in the Treatment of Heart Failure” by Frances K. Barg et al. “Irrational Exuberance: Cardiopulmonary … Read More

February 13, 2017

Docs Bill Medicare for End-of-Life Advice as ‘Death Panel’ Fears Reemerge

(USA Today) – End-of-life counseling sessions, once decried by some conservative Republicans as “death panels,” gained steam among Medicare patients in 2016, the first year doctors could charge the federal program for the service. Nearly 14,000 providers billed almost $35 million — including nearly … Read More

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