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  • BioEdge: Is there too much conscientious objection in Canada?
    them to be merely unjust their directives still obligate us when they are abusive however they do not In some cases dissenters could be granted licenses which would allow them to avoid certain obligations such as abortion which is not an abusive procedure but if the institution declined to grant a licence the physician would be obliged to participate In one of the major articles Jocelyn Downie and Jacquelyn Shaw argue that too many doctors and pharmacists are pleading their conscience in Canada due to conscientious refusals to provide treatment or services patient access to some health services e g abortion is seriously curtailed potentially threatening patient health and wellbeing We therefore need effective professional policies that permit acts grounded in conscience but which also place reasonable limits on the exercise of conscience Unfortunately as this article shows at least for some professions Canada is severely impoverished in this regard MORE ON THESE TOPICS Canada conscientious objection 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 non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/is_there_too_much_conscientious_objection_in_canada/10822 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Euthanasia bill fails narrowly Tasmania to vote on euthanasia Michael Cook 05 October 2013 Comments tags assisted suicide euthanasia Tasmania Following a public consultation earlier this year the Labor Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania and the leader of the Greens Party have finally introduced a private member s bill to legalise both assisted suicide and euthanasia Tasmania to liberalize abortion law Michael Cook 09 March 2013 Comments tags abortion Tasmania The Australian state of Tasmania is to liberalise its abortion law Tasmania may get legal euthanasia Michael Cook 09 February 2013 Comments tags euthanasia Tasmania Tasmanians are once again gearing up for a debate over euthanasia Labor Premier Lara Giddings and her Greens Deputy Nick McKim released a report this week arguing that euthanasia and assisted suicide are compassionate responses for patients who are dying in prolonged suffering How voluntary is voluntary Michael Cook 08 April 2012 Comments tags elder abuse euthanasia Tasmania Can patients be pressured into agreeing to voluntary euthanasia An Australian academic says Yes 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Tasmania (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    medicine harassment and threat of physical harm to act in accordance with their consciences UK doctors could face bans for refusing to give contraceptives to unmarried women Jared Yee 02 June 2012 Comments tags conscientious objection UK Doctors in the UK could be banned for refusing to give unmarried women contraceptives or carry out sex change operations under new guidelines Controversial guidelines for UK doctors Michael Cook 20 April 2012 Comments tags conscientious objection The General Medical Council the UK body which registers and disciplines doctors is proposing controversial amendments to its guidelines for good patient care A proposed draft released this week declares that doctors may not even refuse requests for sex change surgery An Obama misstep Michael Cook 11 February 2012 Comments tags abortion conscientious objection Obama Has President Obama made a major political miscalculation at the beginning of an election year He has announced that his administration will force employer provided private health care plans to cover contraception even if they are conscientiously opposed to contraception No conscience exemption for contraceptive coverage says Obama Administration Michael Cook 28 January 2012 Comments tags conscientious objection contraception Church affiliated institutions must cover free contraception for their employees the Obama administration has announced As a concession to outraged religious groups New Jersey nurses allege religious discrimination over abortion Jared Yee 03 December 2011 Comments tags abortion conscientious objection Twelve New Jersey nurses have charged a hospital with religious discrimination after it announced it would introduce a policy that would require them to help patients before and after abortions In a lawsuit filed at the end of October the nurses charge that the University of Medicine Dentistry of New Jersey breached state and federal law with its new abortion policy This removed an exemption on moral or religious grounds Michael Jackson

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/conscientious%20objection/P20 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Even for Ebola, unproven treatments are dicey, say bioethicists
    are potentially unbeneficial or worse harmful drugs Concerning patient trust in medical professionals the authors observe The practice of medicine was once coloured by the public s perception of physicians as peddling goods that were unlikely to cure them it would be problematic and could undermine trust in the medical profession if physicians were to routinely offer unproven remedies without much reason to support their use They also consider the patent truth that there are often serious limitations placed on healthcare resources In weighing their competing priorities funders seeking to do the most good as efficiently as possible may reasonably choose to prioritize building public health and health care infrastructure health systems on West Africa have been severely strained by the crisis and both health systems and regulators may have many priorities ahead of providing access to experimental therapies Healthcare policy makers should prioritize the provision of and further research into supportive care interventions that are effective against Ebola virus disease the authors conclude MORE ON THESE TOPICS Ebola public health research ethics 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/even-for-ebola-unproven-treatments-are-dicey-say-bioethicists/11405 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Ebola’s wake-up call
    it in scholarly journals After it arrived in 1999 the number of publications has averaged 420 a year Scientific interest in Ebola is following a similar pattern If the present situation with Ebola is to offer any lessons they are that the only hope for serious investment in reducing the incidence and impact of such diseases is via spread to developed countries Once such spread occurs research and pharmaceutical investment will most likely follow Ebola is a positive example and clearly Ebola research will enter a new phase of progress innovation funding production of key pharmaceuticals and improved care hopefully for all who might be infected by this virus In effect what Ebola did was to cross the line between being a neglected tropical disease and being an emerging infection The former set of diseases collectively exert an enormous burden in the developing world that may be constant or episodic but are rather ubiquitous in those regions affecting the affluent only when they venture into those regions The latter on the other hand are much less predictable but garner more immediate attention on the world scene precisely because they may affect affluent countries How many other neglected diseases must await this process of spread to affluent regions and infection of affluent people making the transition from neglected tropical disease to emerging infection before they also will see investment and innovation Perhaps this is part of the good news about globalization rich countries will realize that no man is an island and begin to make sures for Chagas disease human African trypanosomiasis the leishmaniases echinococcosis lymphatic filariasis onchocerciasis schistosomiasis Buruli ulcer Lujo virus and many other neglected disease a far higher priority MORE ON THESE TOPICS Ebola neglected tropical diseases This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/ebolas_wake_up_call/11362 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    vaccines for neglected diseases new urgency 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 Feb 2016 IVF audit in Australia 13 Feb 2016 Archive

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/neglected+tropical+diseases (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Ebola threat fades in West Africa
    Liberia and Sierra Leone with over 9 800 reported deaths Liberia has suffered the highest number of fatalities 4 117 About 860 health workers have been infected in these three coutries with nearly 500 deaths The last patient to be discharged in Liberia was English teacher Beatrice Yardolo 58 She had been infected by her son a health worker and was treated at a clinic run by Chinese doctors She lost two sons and a daughter to the disease I feel fine to be back home with my family after being away for almost three weeks I feel very proud Ms Yardolo told the New York Times in a telephone interview I m very grateful to God because he does everything Ebola is still mysterious Health workers have noticed that the death rate is falling but they do not know why In the remaining Ebola clinics run by Médecins Sans Frontières Doctors Without Borders the death rate has dropped from 62 to 52 Two possibilities were mooted in a New York Times report Liberians were becoming more careful about hygiene or the virus has mutated to become less dangerous Only a couple of months ago there were fears of a collapse of civil society in West Africa because of the epidemic Was the world over reacting As the London Telegraph points out with nearly 10 000 deaths and nearly 24 000 confirmed and suspected cases that is a hard case to make Besides which headline is better Apocalyptic predictions prove wrong Or Apocalyptic predictions prove right MORE ON THESE TOPICS Ebola public health 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 non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/ebola_threat_fades_in_west_africa/11351 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: The world’s most controversial bike-ride
    exhibited no symptoms of the disease There is a clear division between politicians and medicos on the issue of quarantine Maine Governor Paul Le Page and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie say the state must be vigilant to protect its citizens I was ready and willing and remain ready and willing to reasonably address the needs of health care workers meeting guidelines to assure the public health is protected said Le Page Bioethicist Art Caplan summed up the medical viewpoint Quarantine is a very intrusive tool in fighting disease Our legal system permits it but only when there are no other less restrictive ways to control an outbreak There are less restrictive ways to contain Ebola for example self monitoring and voluntary isolation at home Those things work The only people in America who got Ebola are health care workers who cared for Ebola patients And to date all but one who have been treated in America have survived Ebola is not the lethal disease in the U S that it is in Sierra Leone Guinea and Liberia making quarantine even harder to justify The way to manage Ebola is with strict monitoring for symptoms The way to manage fear and ignorance is with quarantine The way to defeat Ebola in West Africa is to treat volunteers as responsible moral heroes The way to allow the epidemic to spread is to lock up those who offer the only chance for treatment and eradication In any case the epidemic seems to be subsiding in Liberia the worst hit country in West Africa although the experts insist that the epidemic is still extremely dangerous MORE ON THESE TOPICS Ebola public health quarantine This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/the_worlds_most_controversial_bike_ride/11203 (2016-02-18)
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