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Peut-on aimer un robot (ou une IA) ?

Dans de nombreuses œuvres de fiction, des humains développent des sentiments pour des robots ou des intelligences artificielles. Cela est-il pertinent ?

Patient Safety at the Crossroads

By John Tingle, Associate Professor,Nottingham Law School,Nottingham Trent University, UK. The NHS (National Health Service) in the UK is 70 next year, it was founded on 5th July 1948 and celebrations are being planned. Clearly a lot has changed since … Continue reading →

Errors in patent grants, more common in medical patents

Recently I have become interested in the frequency of a “certificate of correction” on a granted patent, after two efforts to establish federal rights in patents granted. The first case involved the University of Pennsylvania.  We had identified five patents … Continue reading →

"What Do You Mean I Cannot Consent For My Grandmother’s Medical Procedure?": Key Issues With State Default Surrogate Decision Making Laws

Amber Comer and colleagues at Indiana University have a new study out today showing the many serious gaps and problems with state default surrogate laws.

The authors make specific amendment recommendations that state legislatures should consider.

"What Do You Mean I Cannot Consent For My Grandmother's Medical Procedure?": Key Issues With State Default Surrogate Decision Making Laws

Amber Comer and colleagues at Indiana University have a new study out today showing the many serious gaps and problems with state default surrogate laws.

Hoffer’s The True Believer and Trump

“Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents ... Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.” ~ Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements.

Patient Modesty: Volume 82


I think that the above image and words sets the tone of the conversation regarding male physical modesty issues which form most of the conversation currently on the Patient Modesty thread.
Thanks  to Alternative Press via Google Images for the graphic for this Volume.

Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) to Hasten Death: May Clinicians Legally Support Patients to VSED?

My latest piece on VSED is available today from BMC Medicine.  

ABSTRACT - Jox and colleagues recently compared and contrasted two leading end-of-life exit options, namely voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) and medical aid ...