February 22, 2017

A New Psychological Trauma Institute Is Being Established at the University of Dohuk in Iraq, the First in the Entire Region

(Associated Press) – After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do manage to escape. Until now, a lack of psychiatrists and other mental … Read More

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 13, 2017

Should Healthcare Professionals Sometimes Allow Harm? The Case of Self-Injury

(British Medical Journal) – This paper considers the ethical justification for the use of harm minimisation approaches with individuals who self-injure. While the general issues concerning harm minimisation have been widely debated, there has been only limited consideration of the … Read More

February 13, 2017

A New Edition of South African Journal of Bioethics and Law is Now Available

South African Journal of Bioethics and Law (vol. 9, no. 2, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Harm to Patients and Others Caused by Impaired Junior Doctors Compelled to Work 30-Hour Shifts or Longer: Can the Minister of … Read More

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