December 18, 2014

Medscape Ethics Report 2014, Part 1: Life, Death, and Pain

(Medscape) – Physicians grapple with many wrenching decisions throughout their medical careers. Some situations involve whether to prolong or bring an end to patients’ lives; others spark heated debates among physicians with different values. More than 21,000 physicians told Medscape … Read More

December 16, 2014

Current Practices in Reporting on Behavioural Genetics Can Mislead the Public

(Medical Xpress) – “Media reports about behavioural genetics unintentionally induce unfounded beliefs, therefore going against the educational purpose of scientific reporting,” writes the University of Montreal’s Alexandre Morin-Chassé, following his study of 1,500 Americans. “Among other things, we wanted to … Read More

December 8, 2014

Should We Allow Organ Donation Euthanasia? Alternatives for Maximizing the Number and Quality for Organs for Transplantation

(Bioethics) – There are not enough solid organs available to meet the needs of patients with organ failure. Thousands of patients every year die on the waiting lists for transplantation. Yet there is one currently available, underutilized, potential source of … Read More

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