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When Is the Patient Dead? Growing Challenges to the Status of Brain Death and Strategies for Clinical Ethics Consultants

I used this poster at the IME Summer Research conference to summarize challenges to brain death.

Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology

If Misused, Synthetic Biology Could Expand the Possibility of Creating New Weapons; DOD Should Continue to Monitor Advances in the Field, New Report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Says

Opinion: Separating Families at the Border Isn’t Just Bad Policy — It’s Horrible for Children’s Health

Oscar Benevidez, MD writes 'As a pediatrician, I’m aware of the overwhelming evidence that prolonged, highly stressful experiences during childhood, such as forcible family separation, causes long-lasting injury to the developing brain and harms health.'

The Criminalization of Healthcare

New report on how counter-terrorism law is being used to deprive people of health care and to punish health workers who provide it, both contrary to international law and long-held norms. Report authors include our Len Rubenstein

Parasites Can Mind-Control Animals Without Infecting Them

A tapeworm is essentially a very long, parasitic towel with a grappling hook for a head. It attaches itself to the internal organs of its host with its fiendish head spines, and it absorbs nutrients through its tagliatelle-shaped body. Once fastened, it does very little. And yet, this very simple creature can manipulate the minds of more complex animals—even without infecting them

3rd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice

Join me at the 3rd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice, which takes place March 7-9, 2019 in Ghent, Belgium. ICEL1 (in Brisbane) and ICEL2 (in Halifax) were world class. So, this should be too.

ICEL3 will be a 2 ½ day deep dive into stopping/not starting potentially life-sustaining treatment, palliative sedation, medical assistance in dying, and the next generation end of life issues.

3rd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice

Join me at the 3rd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice, which takes place March 7-9, 2019 in Ghent, Belgium. ICEL1 (in Brisbane) and ICEL2 (in Halifax) were world class. So, this should be too.

Patient Decision Aids – Important for Bioethics & Health Law

I was surprised, this afternoon, when only two or three in a room full of medical ethicists (at the IME Summer Research Conference in Oxford) were familiar with patient decision aids.

This is the same response that I received, last week, in a room fu...

Patient Decision Aids - Important for Bioethics & Health Law

I was surprised, this afternoon, when only two or three in a room full of medical ethicists (at the IME Summer Research Conference in Oxford) were familiar with patient decision aids.

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