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.
The Scholl Institute of Bioethics is a nonprofit, Judeo-Christian organization that addresses bioethical issues including euthanasia, physician-assisted-suicide, the withholding or withdrawing of food and water from non-dying patients, brain death, organ transplantation, genetic engineering, and the rights of disabled or mentally ill persons.
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…
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.
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.
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.