We all agree that food and hydration sustain life. If a person is to continue to live, he or she must have both. Beyond those simple statements, however, views proliferate, some with astonishing implications. For instance, many would see any use of artificial means as extraordinary or disproportionate.
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This exceptional International Bioethical Conference was conducted on November 18, 2017, in La Mirada, CA. Purchase DVD’s and CD’s of the conference here.
When patients enter a medical facility, they usually expect that they or their surrogate will have full autonomy over care decisions, right? In the latter half of the twentieth century, greater recognition of patient autonomy led to that expectation…
Perhaps it’s time to consider hospice, holistic care that is designed for support and comfort in the final stages of life. There are many considerations: Is your condition terminal with a prognosis of less than six months? Do you want the care given at home or in a medical facility? Are you willing to forego […]
by the Scholl Executive Committee There are many types of advanced directive and often the terms are used interchangeably: living wills, formal advanced directives for healthcare (ADHC), durable power of attorney for healthcare (DPOA), and POLST (or MOLST, MOST) in some states. But all are not equal and some can be harmful to your interests. […]
Advances in medical science have multiplied dramatically since the beginning of the century. But the developments of 2016 really stand out for their number and the challenges they bring to our society. This issue includes matters of genetic engineering.
Our later years can powerfully provoke us to come to terms with our destiny and with higher truths.
Hans and Sophie Scholl, often referred to in German as die Geschwister Scholl (literally: the Scholl siblings), were a brother and sister who were members of the White Rose, a student group in Munich. They were active in the non-violent resistance movement in Nazi Germany by distributing flyers against the war and the dictatorship of […]