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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    March 2013 Comments tags assisted suicide Canada euthanasia In the most controversial Canadian bioethics case in years a British Columbia court has heard that outlawing euthanasia is akin to torture Canadian doctors divided over euthanasia Xavier Symons 13 February 2013 Comments tags assisted suicide Canada euthanasia In many Western nations most people support the legalization of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide according to opinion polls But doctors who must be involved may feel differently Canadian assisted suicide activist dies of natural causes Michael Cook 11 October 2012 Comments tags assisted suicide Canada The woman at the centre of Canada s move towards assisted suicide died of natural causes last week before taking advantage of an exemption from the law granted by a judge in British Columbia Canada honours prominent eugenicist Michael Cook 05 October 2012 Comments tags Canada eugenics One of Canada s most honoured women was a prominent eugenicist Leading Canadian fertility doctor in disgrace Michael Cook 22 September 2012 Comments tags Canada IVF professional misconduct The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is to hold a hearing about various allegations against a leading fertility and pro choice doctor Canada s A G to appeal assisted suicide decision Michael Cook 14 July 2012 Comments tags assisted suicide Canada Canada s Attorney General Rob Nicholson announced this week that he will appeal to the country s Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the British Columbia Supreme Court that bans on assisted suicide were unconstitutional Medical journal calls for debate on therapeutic homicide Jared Yee 30 June 2012 Comments tags assisted suicide Canada euthanasia The Canadian Medical Association Journal says that euthanasia is therapeutic homicide which requires extremely robust arguments to justify it Full contact bioethics Michael Cook 22 June 2012 Comments tags Canada euthanasia publishing standards What sinks a job application also sinks a bioethics article That is the conclusion to be drawn from a scathing review of an article in the journal Current Oncology It triumphantly claimed to find a score of unsupported and false statements in a harsh critique of legalised euthanasia published last year Canada edges closer to legalising assisted suicide Michael Cook 16 June 2012 Comments tags Canada physician assisted suicide The issue of euthanasia in Canada is no longer simmering on a back burner After the Supreme Court of British Columbia found that Criminal Code provisions which prohibit doctors from helping their patients commit suicide are unconstitutional it is on a full rolling boil Canadian journal calls for curbs on aborting girls Michael Cook 18 January 2012 Comments tags abortion Canada gendercide After a long legal and political debate leading up to a decision by its Supreme Court in 1988 Canada has ended up as one of the few nations in the world without an abortion law About 100 000 abortion are performed each year But now the Canadian Medical Association Journal is calling for strict limits on abortion if the mother wants to abortion a child simply because it is a girl

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Canada/P20 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Michael Cook 21 May 2011 Comments tags Canada Olivia Pratten sperm donation IVF sperm and egg donors can no longer be anonymous in the Canadian province of British Colombia a judge has ruled It was a victory for Olivia Pratten a 29 year old journalist Canadian doctors debate transplants for foreigners Michael Cook 30 April 2011 Comments tags Canada organ donation Baby Joseph returns to Canada breathing on his own Jared Yee 28 April 2011 Comments tags Canada futile care Joseph Maraachli the boy whose family refused to accept a Canadian hospital s recommendation to remove his breathing tube and allow him to die is now breathing on his own without the assistance of a mechanical ventilator Food and water are medical treatments say Canadian ethicists Michael Cook 09 April 2011 Comments tags artificial nutrition and hydration Canada It is ethical to withhold and withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration ANH from children says the Canadian Paediatric Society In a bioethics position statement it argues that medically assisted food and water are medical treatment not an essential part of humane care Canadian baby at heart of ethics debate goes to US for surgery Jared Yee 25 March 2011 Comments tags Canada futile care Canadian doctors wouldn t treat him Canada bans assisted suicide ad Jared Yee 02 October 2010 Comments tags assisted suicide Canada euthanasia Philip Nitschke Exit International banned again Resignations plague Canada s fertility watchdog Jared Yee 04 June 2010 Comments tags Canada IVF regulation Agency still toothless Canadian expert calls for end to ban on gay blood donors Michael Cook 28 May 2010 Comments tags blood donation Canada discrimination Call for Canada to reform unfair policy in medical journal Assisted suicide rejected by Canadian parliament Michael Cook 24 April 2010 Comments tags assisted suicide Canada Soundly defeated by

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Canada/P40 (2016-02-18)
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  • Abortionist suspended for three months
    was referred on to the General Medical Council which after a protracted enquiry found that Rajmohan had lied about the about the reason for termination The panel concluded that Despite apparently believing that the request for a termination of pregnancy was being based on the gender of the foetus Rajmohan immediately volunteered to Ms A the alternative reason too young for pregnancy and sought her agreement to this reason The panel stated that Rajmohan had acted dishonestly It suspended his registration with immediate effect The GMC dropped its investigation into Prabha Sivaraman a second doctor who was recorded telling a woman I don t ask questions If you want a termination you want a termination The controversy surrounding D Rajmohan has tested the UK s ambiguous legislation on sex selective abortion with the CPS suggesting that it is a matter better dealt with by the GMC rather than by prosecution MORE ON THESE TOPICS abortion law sex selective abortion UK 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/abortionist-suspended-for-three-months/11642 (2016-02-18)
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  • 23andMe to resume supplying health data
    customers who submit a saliva sample and pay US 199 health reports on 36 inherited conditions such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anaemia Customers will receive a breakdown of their genetic predispositions including non medical inherited traits such as bitter taste perception lactose intolerance and even cosmetic characteristics such as cheek dimples or curly hair But the company s new test will not screen for conditions that raised the most concerns last time around including heart attack asthma and hip fractures The new product focuses on carrier mutations or specific gene changes known to cause health issues when children receive the mutations from both parents Brian Zikmund Fisher at the University of Michigan School of Public Health told New Scientist Issues like behaviour and environment don t generally matter for these diseases If environment and behavior do matter they matter in determining how and when a condition shows itself not whether it will happen MORE ON THESE TOPICS 23andMe genethics law 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/23andme-to-resume-supplying-health-data/11624 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Comments tags 23andMe genethics law US genetic testing company 23andMe has been given limited FDA approval to provide inherited disease profiles for customers 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/23andMe (2016-02-18)
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  • Teenage sperm donor child ordered to develop relationship with her father
    lives is the lack of any meaningful relationship with their fathers The decision the culmination of a long running legal battle between the girl s biological mother and father goes against the will of the daughter who said that she wants to draw her own conclusions and believes that litigation has ruined her life Justice Cobb disagreed I remain clearly of the view that the fathers have something of real value and importance to add to the lives of the girls He said the case illustrated the immense difficulties which could be unleashed when families were created by known donor fertilisation He ordered that the fathers would be allowed to contact the girls via letters or greeting cards at specific times of the year The biological father of the children would also be given access to the girls annual school reports MORE ON THESE TOPICS donor conception law UK 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/teenage-sperm-donor-child-ordered-to-develop-relationship-with-her-father/11623 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    policy of non anonymity may even be socially harmful UK launches inquiry into donor conception Michael Cook 20 April 2012 Comments tags donor anonymity donor conception The Nuffield Council on Bioethics in the UK is conducting an inquiry into how much information people need to know about their genetic origins 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/donor+conception (2016-02-18)
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  • UK judge rules that doctors must withdraw life support from terminally ill twins
    it would be unethical to continue ventilating them Following decisions made in similar cases High Court Justice James Holman ruled that the continuation of life support for the children was futile and therefore the hospital could turn of ventilation To artificially to prolong their lives lacks any purpose confers no benefit at all apart from the fact of physical survival and involves perpetuating the infliction of pain and discomfort for no gain or purpose Justice Holman said The parents of the boys devout Muslims who had come to the UK in late 2014 were arguing that it was against their Islamic faith to withdraw life support before the children s brains had stopped working The boys father had argued that a 1987 resolution by the Islamic Fiqh Council of the Muslim World League stated that life support could be withdrawn when all functions of the brain had stopped working finally Justice Holman rejected the argument I have the utmost respect for the father s faith and belief and for the faith of Islam which he practises and professes But I regard it as irrelevant to the decision which I have to take and I do not take it into account at all The case is similar to many others that have been brought before UK courts and other common law jurisdictions The UK High Court itself recently ruled that Olivia Stacy a 1 year old British girl suffering from severe cancer and organ failure should have her life support turned off MORE ON THESE TOPICS law life support religion UK 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/doctors-must-withdraw-life-support-from-twins-uk-judge/11616 (2016-02-18)
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