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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    2014 Comments tags conscientious objection force feeding Guantanamo Bay professional conduct A US Navy nurse may be prosecuted after refusing to force feed prisoners in Guantanamo Bay Guantanamo nurse refuses to participate in force feedings Michael Cook 26 July 2014 Comments tags conscientious objection force feeding Guantanamo Bay It could be the first case of conscientious objection to the treatment of detainees Israel s medical association condemns new force feeding bill Xavier Symons 20 June 2014 Comments tags force feeding hunger strike Israel The Israel Medical Association has announced its opposition to new bill that would legalize the force feeding of Palestinian prisoners The bill currently before the Knesset has been drafted in response the widespread hunger strikes of Palestinian administrative prisoners The chairman of the medical association said the bill violated the principle of non malificence Another member said that the bill would degrade prisoners to a status below other animals Force feeding continues at Guantanamo Bay Michael Cook 09 March 2014 Comments tags force feeding Guantanamo Bay A cruel and degrading process according to Physicians for Human Rights Californian judge authorizes the force feeding of prisoners Xavier Symons 24 August 2013 Comments tags California force feeding A judge this week authorized the force feeding of prisoners on 44 day hunger strike at Pelican Bay Prison in California Doctors support detainees protest over force feeding at Guantanamo Michael Cook 23 June 2013 Comments tags force feeding Guantanamo Bay informed consent Doctors ask President to give detainees independent doctors Force feeding at Guantanamo Bay condemned Xavier Symons 19 April 2013 Comments tags force feeding Guantanamo Bay torture The US military came under fire this week for force feeding prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay Swiss controversy over cannabis farmer s hunger strike Michael Cook 21 November 2010 Comments tags

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/force-feeding (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    UK nursing homes cutting costs with PEG tubes Michael Cook 06 January 2010 Comments tags dementia end of life nursing homes There is no reason for them to do that says doctor 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/nursing+homes (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Victoria’s sperm donor anonymity overhaul
    and more importantly regardless of whether their donor agrees Victorian health minister Jill Hennessy has described the current legislation as promoting inequality based simply on arbitrary time frames Whether it s to know more about their heritage to learn their medical history or so that they can try to connect with the generous individuals who donated to give them life all donor conceived Victorians should have the same rights to access information about where they came from Ms Hennessy told The Age earlier this year But many sperm donors are angry that the promise of anonymity has now been rendered retrospectively invalid Ian Morrison said his decision to donate in the mid 1970s would come as no surprise to his relatives and immediate family but it was nonetheless unfair for the government to change the law Regardless of what they consider it to be these days I signed a contract back in the mid to late 70s which essentially said I ve got anonymity Now to have somebody come back in my case 40 years later and say well that contract doesn t stand anymore and we re going to change it is something that I find staggering he told The Age It is unclear whether the legislation will be passed in both houses of the Victorian parliament The Labour government does not have a majority in the upper house and will need to secure support from the Coalition or an extra seven votes from the Greens and the crossbench MORE ON THESE TOPICS sperm donation Victoria 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/victorias-sperm-donor-anonymity-overhaul/11678 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    should all be identified says Victorian committee Michael Cook 29 March 2012 Comments tags sperm donation Victoria The Australian state of Victoria the first in the world to pass a law on assisted reproduction may pass retrospective legislation to give all donor conceived people access to information about their donors Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Victoria (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Concerns over proposed changes to consent in US research
    It s now going to be much more onerous to get this tissue that otherwise would just go in the trash says Dr Luis Garza a Johns Hopkins University dermatologist who uses foreskin from circumcisions for a variety of experiments It s creating barriers for working on human tissue which is what we need to do to solve human disease Other researchers are worried about changes to regulation of multi site studies by institutional review boards Under the proposed rules one centralized institutional review board could run an entire multicenter study rather than IRBs at each location participating in oversight Some advocates and bioethicists worry that streamlining study reviews would undermine protections for volunteers especially studies involving many sites Dr Michael Carome who heads Public Citizen s Health Research Group a Washington DC based advocacy group says that it is unlikely one IRB can adequately understand the local context local ethical issues the quality of the facilities and the credentials of the practitioners Certain exemptions have also been proposed for studies that do not pose physical risks such as projects that only involve asking subjects questions and answers in surveys and in depth interviews But this change is raising fears too Those kinds of studies are not physically invasive but they may be intrusive Ruth Macklin a bioethicist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York told NPR There are forms of harm that are not just physical harm Probing people about sensitive subjects such as whether they ve had an abortion or have been physically or sexually abused as children can trigger strong emotional reactions potentially causing psychological distress Macklin says MORE ON THESE TOPICS informed consent 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/concerns-over-proposed-changes-to-consent-in-us-research/11677 (2016-02-18)
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  • CRISPR-mania in China
    both hair and muscle growth The result was 10 kids exhibiting both larger muscles and longer fur So far no other abnormalities have appeared And the Chinese genomics BGI recently announced that their institute will be selling micropigs as pets The institute originally created the micropigs as models for human disease by applying a gene editing technique to a small breed of pig known as Bama CRISPR research is a priority area for the Chinese Academy of Sciences Minhua Hu a geneticist at the Guangzhou General Pharmaceutical Research Institute told the Scientific American A colleague Liangxue Lai of the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health added that China s government has allocated a lot of financial support in genetically modified animals in both the agriculture field and the biomedicine field Not everyone in the country is sold on the new technology said Yaofeng Zhao of China s State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology In an interview with Nature he said I think there are different viewpoints on gene modification Even in China there are different viewpoints on this issue Some people in the general public they are scared But for most academics I think most scientists support this kind of research we need to do something for the future Zhoa doubts whether the whole population is ready for genetically modified animals If you want to use modified animals in agriculture you must consider the public opinion Can they accept this Even if the technology is quite safe it depends on many factors if you want to commercialize this kind of animal in agriculture In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times Elizabeth Alter assistant professor of biology at City University of New York stressed the general need for regulation in the use of CRISPR MORE ON THESE TOPICS China

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/crispr-mania-in-china/11670 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Symons 24 October 2015 Comments tags genethics sport transgender Can a transgender man or woman compete in all male or all female teams The bioethics of precision medicine Xavier Symons 21 February 2015 Comments tags genethics incidental findings precision medicine privacy A new US government healthcare initiative calls for ethical reflection says a well known bioethicist Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/genethics (2016-02-18)
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  • Medicos a ‘military target’ in Syria
    2010 were functioning as of August 2015 There are only 80 physicians working in Aleppo approximately 5 of Aleppo s pre war physician population To date the Syrian government has launched 45 attacks on health facilities in eastern Aleppo city Most hospitals still functioning in Aleppo have been attacked repeatedly one up to seven times Donna McKay PHR s executive director is stunned by the total disregard for the rules of war in the Syrian conflict Typically in a war zone hospitals are clearly marked and even provide their coordinates to the parties to the conflict as a safety precaution But in the perverse logic of the Syrian conflict those working in the medical field are actually forced to hide their identities and their facilities in the desperate hope that this will provide some measure of protection against attacks that have become shockingly commonplace Dr Michele Heisler a PHR board member who and one of the report s investigators says the government is deliberately undermining healthcare in cities like Aleppo The Syrian government is using attacks on Aleppo s health care system as a weapon of war The systematic targeting of hospitals is the biggest impediment to providing health care in Syria The PHR report is just one of a litany of recent publications documenting the systematic targeting of battlefield hospitals in conflict zones around the world Numerous attacks on hospitals have also been made in Afghanistan Gaza and Yemen Earlier this month BioEdge reported on the targeting of an MSF hospital by a US special forces in the Afghan town of Kunduz MORE ON THESE TOPICS Syria war war crimes 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/medicos-a-military-target-in-syria/11669 (2016-02-18)
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