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  • BioEdge: Woman at centre of Indian euthanasia debate dies
    and Gyan Sudha Misra acknowledged that we feel like a ship in an uncharted sea seeking some guidance by the light thrown by the legislations and judicial pronouncements of foreign countries In the end they set down that life support can be withdrawn provided that a close relative or next friend or even the doctors request it However approval must be sought from one of India s 21 High Courts to ensure that the decision is in the best interest of the patient This the justices insisted was essential We cannot rule out the possibility that unscrupulous persons with the help of some unscrupulous doctors may fabricate material to show that it is a terminal case with no chance of recovery There are doctors and doctors While many doctors are upright there are others who can do anything for money For 42 years the staff of King Edward cared for the disabled woman The judges paid tribute to their devotion in 2011 The whole country must learn the meaning of dedication and sacrifice from the KEM hospital staff In 38 years Aruna has not developed one bed sore the judges wrote They praised their noble spirit and outstanding exemplary and unprecedented dedication in taking care of Aruna for so many long years Every Indian is proud of them We are happy she died a natural death Mercy killing was not right for her she was as alive as anyone else and used to respond to us said Anuradha Padhare one the nurses who looked after Shanbaug told the Indian Express We were her guardians as her family refused to take her home We were her only family MORE ON THESE TOPICS end of life care euthanasia India minimal consciousness This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/woman-at-centre-of-indian-euthanasia-debate-dies/11450 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Is this guru dead or meditating?
    has been in deep meditation according to one of his followers He has spent many years meditating in sub zero temperatures in the Himalayas there is nothing unusual in it He will return to life as soon as he feels and we will ensure his body is preserved until then The body of Maharaj who was in his 70s when he apparently passed away has been refrigerated and local authorities are reluctant to enforce the court order A December deadline has now been pushed back to February 9 more than a year after his medical death In India meddling with the affairs of religious leaders can be dangerous When a guru died in West Bengal in 1993 secular minded authorities who were trying cremate the body had to battle their way through thousands of his followers When police arrested another guru in Haryana state last month on charges of murder and incitement to violence there was a riot and six of his followers died MORE ON THESE TOPICS determining death India 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/is_this_indian_guru_dead_or_meditating/11272 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    so long that doctors thought he was dead He wasn t Donation after cardiac death controversies with a controversy Michael Cook 29 March 2012 Comments tags determining death donation after cardiac death There are few areas in bioethics which require more philosophical subtlety than determining when death happens in organ donation But an NPR feature this week on the controversial problem of donation after cardiac death has highlighted an area

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/determining+death (2016-02-18)
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  • Indian doctor arrested over sterilisation tragedy in Chhattisgarh
    sterilization work has been arrested on charges of negligence Gupta denies any misconduct and has blamed authorities for the tragedy It is the administration which is responsible for this incident he said If they kept in that place 83 women it is my moral responsibility to operate on all the women Gupta sterilized all the women in the clinic within three hours taking between two to five minutes per operation India regularly conducts sterilization drives and mass sterilization camps are most common in the poorest Indian states The Chhattisgarh tragedy is not an isolated event Official records show that 1 434 people died from sterilization procedures between 2003 and 2012 MORE ON THESE TOPICS India negligence sterilizations 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/distinguished_doctor_arrested_over_indian_sterilisation_tragedy/11217 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    her baby after doctors accidentally administered an abortifacient Michael Jackson s doctor gets four years in jail Michael Cook 02 December 2011 Comments tags conscientious objection negligence The personal physician to deceased pop star Michael Jackson has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for involuntary manslaughter Jackson died in 2009 from an overdose of inappropriate medication for an inability to sleep Octomom s doc accused of implanting 7 embryos Jared

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/negligence (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Over-50s are major clients of Indian IVF
    usurped by my brothers or neighbours says the husband Balo Ram Unfortunately the child was a girl but there were no second chances Rajo was now too frail to try again Dr Anurag Bishnoi told the BBC that he runs a clinic in Haryana which treats about 1 000 women every year a third are aged between 50 and 70 years There was a time when I was treating more than 100 old couples in a month and they came with such high hopes all of which we evidently could not fulfil So we had to carefully select and cut down on the number of patients we were taking in he says The website of the National Fertility Centre an IVF clinic in rural Harayana has a gallery of photographs of white haired couples cradling their first born child Mother at 70 75 year old senior citizen gets heir After 55 years of marriage After 50 years of marriage After 45 years of marriage read the captions Dr Malpani of the Malpani Infertility Cl inic in Mumbai sums up the argument for senior citizen IVF Are we being ageist by not allowing older women to use this technique just because we think it is unnatural Isn t it sexist as well When a 70 year old man gets a 20 year old woman pregnant society applauds his virility and manhood Why shouldn t we be happy to encourage older women who want to have kids as well After all this is their personal decision and we should be happy to honour their autonomy They are not harming anyone and if they are well off enough to afford IVF treatment with their own funds presumably they are well off to be able to provide for the child s well being even

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/over_50s_are_major_clients_of_indian_ivf/11200 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: The industrial revolution in surrogacy
    mothers and biological parents The hospital to be commissioned in February next year will be spread over four acres with special dormitories to accommodate surrogate mothers 25 rooms for IVF patients 15 neo natal ICUs and 40 special rooms for couples The estimated cost is 8 million USD Dr Patel wants the hospital to be a family nest where biological parents surrogate mothers and neo natal children all live together as an integrated family Patel intends for the hospital to be staffed largely by relatives and friends of the surrogates so as to improve the overall family atmosphere MORE ON THESE TOPICS baby factories India surrogacy 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/the_industrial_revolution_in_surrogacy/10879 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: India profits as Afghan health crisis continues
    months The MSF report outlined major understaffing lack of medicines short opening hours and corruption as key problems in the Afghan public and private systems In Indian the quality of healthcare is higher though perhaps not as outstanding as many Afghans think and there are more specialists available As a raw figure the number of medical visas is high but only a small proportion of the Afghan population can afford to travel overseas for healthcare Middle class families need to mortgage houses and take out substantial loans to make the trip and they often will run out of money when in India Indian hospitals have been eager to tap this new revenue stream Many have websites in Dari and Pashto and separate payment and service desks for Afghans They offer prayer rooms Halal food and Afghan cuisine Almost all hospitals provide interpreters free of charge MORE ON THESE TOPICS Afghanistan India medical tourism 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/india_profits_as_afghan_health_crisis_continues/10877 (2016-02-18)
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