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.
Bioethics Review Library
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 […]
Today there is a “critical” need for transplantable organs in the U.S. prompting an urgent call for people to give the “gift of life” by agreeing to be an organ donor. This is surely a generous thing to contemplate.
We have resolved to NOT be like those who have been cowed into accommodation as in Oregon and the Netherlands to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (physician assisted suicide.) This issue looks at matters like food & hydration.
HIPAA PERMITS DISCLOSURE OF POLST TO OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AS NECESSARY EMSA #111 B (Effective 1/1/2016)*
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Just as the English use the word “tea” in a variety of ways, so the medical and ethics professionals use the word palliative or terminal in a variety of ways. The only one sure thing to say about this particular area of end of life discussion …
Have you heard of the POLST document? If not, you will soon. It is fast becoming a very common document concerning end of life directives that many people are asked to complete before being admitted to an extended care facility and many hospitals.