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A unhealthy bias towards letting children die?

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Recently yet another report of conflict between parents and the clinical team over withdrawal of treatment and care for a child was in the press.

Killing Prisoners: the logical 'last frontier' in prison reform?

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I outlined an argument as to why it is logically inconsistent to at the same time accept euthanasia and assisted suicide as ethical...

China's Shameful Harvest – How Can We Ignore it?

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As a response to an alleged carnage akin to the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide...

A Tale of Two Committees

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This week the American Medical Association (AMA) discussed its own Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs' (CEJA) report on physician-assisted suicide (PAS).

Germline Gene Editing: The Cruellest Cut of All?

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Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins also speaks for many in the United Kingdom in a recent letter...

The Art of Dying

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The Art of Dying Well project based at St Mary's University held an evening on death and dying at The Exchange last week.

Exhibiting Bodies – Do Their Origins Matter?

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Please be advised this blog contains content and links to images that some readers may find disturbing.
Flying the St Mary's Flag for Bioethics

Flying the St Mary's Flag for Bioethics

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CBET at St Mary's University, Twickenham was certainly well represented on the programme at 2017's annual Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education

Better off Dead? Withdrawal of Treatment from Patients with Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness

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New research and the recent UK Supreme Court ruling both underline the importance of discussing what we would actually want if we became unconscious long term.

Addressing the National Bioethics Conference in Oman

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Dr Trevor Stammers from the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies was invited to address the first National Bioethics Conference in Oman in March 2015.
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