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  • Redefining the rules of war
    MSF staff frantically try to contact NATO during the attack but the response was slow The US government later apologised but MSF are not satisfied and is demanding a full investigation MSF believes that the attack may have been deliberate and have called on the nations of the world to declare if the rules of war still apply We need a clear commitment that the act of providing medical care will never make us a target In an opinion piece in Newsweek MSF UK executive director Vickie Hawkins further emphasised the seriousness of the situation Discussing a litany of attacks in the past two years she asked What are medical workers from Afghanistan to Syria Yemen and beyond to do if their protection is stripped from them What does it mean for patients if their ability to access medical care is destroyed MORE ON THESE TOPICS ethics of war medicine war 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/redefining-the-rules-of-war/11645 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    regime in Syria is even worse than under ISIS they claim Syrian government systematically targets medical personnel Xavier Symons 16 May 2014 Comments tags Syria warfare The Syrian government has been systematically targeting medical personnel according to a damning new report Syrian war claims British doctor Michael Cook 21 December 2013 Comments tags Syria In another tragic reminder that doctors are being targeted in the Syrian civil war simply for being doctors a British doctor in Syria has died in prison Syrian refugees selling kidneys to survive Michael Cook 16 November 2013 Comments tags Lebanon organ trafficking Syria An influx of destitute Syrian refugees has made Lebanon a hub for organ trafficking Hospitals and medical personnel targeted in Syrian conflict Michael Cook 21 September 2013 Comments tags military ethics protecting doctors Syria Civilian medical care for is being targeted in Syria s civil war Doctors patients persecuted in Arab turmoil Jared Yee 26 May 2012 Comments tags Bahrain bioethics Syria Doctors in Syria and Bahrain risk arrest and prison for treating patients without fear or favour Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Syria (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    war Medecins San Frontieres has accused the US special forces of war crimes after an American AC 130 gunship attacked a field hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz in early October 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/war (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    in Gaza involved several serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law US scientists were accomplices after the fact in Japanese doctors war crimes Michael Cook 23 February 2014 Comments tags informed consent war crimes World War II How US scientists led a campaign to grant immunity from prosecution for Japanese doctors guilty of horrendous crimes Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/war+crimes (2016-02-18)
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  • The case for banning smoking
    of a ban first very large benefits in aggregate well being Second reduced inequality in well being because the benefits accrue largely to the disadvantaged Third improvements in internal autonomy for those who would prefer not to smoke Fourth respect for the autonomy of that proportion of the smoking population who want a ban the evidence we cited suggests that this is about a third Grill and Voight consider at some length the argument that banning cigarettes would place a significant constraint on the freedom of those who wish to smoke despite the risk of health problems According to these two ethicists the immense benefits for public health that come with banning cigarettes far outweigh the drawbacks of limiting the freedom of a small minority of smokers in society We accept that a ban would interfere with some reasonably autonomous choices as well as restrict individual freedom but these negative implications are far outweighed by the well being gains a ban would imply for both current and future generations If we consider all the people who will be born in this present century it is hard to see how prevention of the more than one billion expected premature deaths and the substantial individual suffering that comes with it could be outweighed by respect for the choice of some present and some future would be smokers and concern for the restrictions on freedom involved We would be interested to hear what our readers think about this issue Grill and Voight put forward cogent arguments but are they sufficient to justify such extensive state paternalism MORE ON THESE TOPICS liberalism paternalism public health smoking 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/th-case-for-banning-smoking/11668 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    have supported euthanasia In defence of state mandated eugenics Xavier Symons 28 March 2015 Comments tags academic freedom eugenics human enhancement liberalism paternalism A British sociologist thinks that state run eugenics programs may be acceptable in the future 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/liberalism (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    not legalise euthanasia for those suffering from an untreatable mental illness In defence of state mandated eugenics Xavier Symons 28 March 2015 Comments tags academic freedom eugenics human enhancement liberalism paternalism A British sociologist thinks that state run eugenics programs may be acceptable in the future Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/paternalism (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    smokers end game Michael Cook 15 November 2012 Comments tags incentives public health smoking Tobacco use is a major public health issue 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

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