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. A few specific examples are of particular concern: CRISPR, mitochondrial transfer and interspecies experimentation—chimera research. Each of these should prompt us to wonder […]
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.
What You Need to Know The general public may not always understand or may be confused about Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders and their ramifications. The first and most important thing to know and understand is that a DNR is a legal medical order that must be signed by a physician or other authorized health care professional. It then serves […]
Life Legal was founded nearly thirty years ago and since that time, we have handled thousands of inquiries involving the denial of life-sustaining care. In the last few years, however, the number of these types of cases has skyrocketed. I am not sure whether to attribute this to the Affordable Care Act and its inevitable rationing […]
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…
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.