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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    penalty Michael Cook 04 May 2014 Comments tags death penalty lethal drugs A botched execution in Oklahoma on Tuesday has revived the debate over the death penalty in the United States Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/lethal+drugs (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    in executions Michael Cook 07 May 2010 Comments tags death penalty lethal injection primum non nocere Professional body insists on primum non nocere first do no harm Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/lethal+injection (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Most American doctors oppose physician-assisted suicide, according to NEJM poll
    are doctors Based on 5205 respondents from 72 countries the poll showed that 67 of US readers opposed legalising PAS In only 18 US states did a majority support the practice Interestingly this did not include Washington or Oregon where PAS is already legal Overall 1712 readers cast votes in the US The main reasons provided for opposing the practice were that it violates a doctors oath to do no harm and that it would likely lead to the legalisation of euthanasia a far less palatable practice MORE ON THESE TOPICS assisted suicide NEJM US This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed MOST READ Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study Should

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/most_american_doctors_oppose_physician_assisted_suicide_according_to_nejm_p/10686 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Journal of Medicine suggests that the majority of American doctors are against physician assisted suicide PAS Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/NEJM (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Outcry in America over prohibitive cost of birth
    charge for service policy of US hospitals whereby patients are charged for each service they receive during their stay There have also been claims of a lack of transparency and regulation in the pricing of services provided by hospitals Hospitals are able to set prices extremely high with little fear of retribution Charges for delivery have nearly tripled since 1996 and out of pocket costs are four times higher Some women have reported that they are very reluctant to have a caesarean due to the hefty price attached Analysts have stated that a recent birth is the chief cause of bankruptcy in the US in 7 of cases Commentators have criticised the Family Medical Leave Act which has led to more than 40 percent of new mothers only having access to unpaid leave Ironically according to a recent Save the Children report America has a first day infant mortality rate far higher than any other industrialized nation In fact it is 50 higher than all other industrial countries who took part in the study American commentators have reacted strongly to the Truven report It s a truly sad state of affairs wrote Sasha Brown Worsham of The Stir There is something so damaged about a country that claims to support families and wants people to procreate and then does absolutely nothing to support them once they do MORE ON THESE TOPICS childbirth healthcare US This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/outcry_in_america_over_prohibitive_cost_of_birth/10593 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    birth to a new phobia Jared Yee 26 November 2010 Comments tags childbirth UK woman speaks out Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/childbirth (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    care in the Neolithic Age Michael Cook 23 December 2012 Comments tags disability healthcare A fledging subspecialty of archaeology is examining how early humans cared for the disabled in their communities Obama s healthcare act survives legal challenge Michael Cook 29 June 2012 Comments tags healthcare Obama The Affordable Care Act has survived a Supreme Court challenge almost unscathed This leaves intact the key Obama Administration promise to provide health care for all Americans At the moment the US has the world s most expensive healthcare system but 18 or 50 million people are still uninsured Scores of UK patients die with bedsores infections and malnutrition Jared Yee 03 February 2012 Comments tags healthcare patient care UK New figures show that 75 patients are dying in UK hospitals and care homes each day with conditions potentially caused by neglect In 2010 over 27 000 people died with bedsores or infected wounds an increase by more than 50 in a decade Researchers call to end smoking in films Jared Yee 23 September 2011 Comments tags films healthcare morality UK In a curious turn of moralising UK researchers have called for films depicting smoking to be R rated Obama s healthcare bill

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/healthcare (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: American suicide networks for the elderly exposed in US TV doco
    opening to learn just how detailed the information is that they provide PBS focuses on the Final Exit Network a group of elderly volunteers who attend the deaths of people who die with the help of helium hoods One of the men told PBS that he had attended hundreds of suicides across the country A lawyer coaches them on how to stay on the right side of the law don t touch anything Ms Navasky points out the inconsistency in American attitudes towards assisted suicide On the one hand it is legal only in two states Oregon and Washington On the other it is very hard to prosecute and convict people who participate in a suicide Not only are the laws vague and they tend perhaps purposefully not to clearly define assistance But even when it seems that someone has violated the letter of law juries are often reluctant to convict especially when a person is clearly acting out of compassion MORE ON THESE TOPICS assisted suicide Compassion Choices Final Exit Network US This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/american_suicide_networks_for_the_elderly_exposed_in_us_tv_doco/10316 (2016-02-18)
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