American Governement protects conscientious objection in the field of abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide

Don’t miss below video “1,300 complaints alleging discrimination in a health care setting on account of religious beliefs or conscience issues” (NHS official data) “Just today we finalized new protections of conscience rights for physicians, pharmacists, nurses,...

Assisted suicide last figures. 13,000 patients died in 2017

Several countries and some North American states have recently legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide, including Canada and the State of California in the US. In 2017, more than 13,000 patients died worldwide by assisted suicide in countries in which these practices are legal....

Transgender thoughtpolice banned scientific research about people whith detransitioning. Why?

We posted 0n 28 Sep 2017 an article titled Bath Spa University – UK banned medical research to help people who decided to reverse their gender reassignment. We stated that James Caspian, a psychotherapist who specialises in working with transgender people, began the research...

Chemical castration for some sex offenders is in the agenda of several American states. It opens a new bioethical debate

A new issue of bioethical debate raised about how to prescribe extreme sex offenders to avoid new crimes when they are released. At least eight States allow chemical castration. Now Alabama joins these states. and some sex offenders could be chemically castrated before being...

Burnout among physicians. A bioethical approach

In a systematic review (based on studies of 45 countries) entitled “Prevalence of Burnout Among Physicians“, published in JAMA Network, 18 September, 2018, “Burnout prevalence data were extracted from 182 studies involving 109 628 individuals in 45 countries published between...

FDA wins major victory in campaign against stem cell clinics that marketing bogus and potentially hazardous products

One bioethical issue our Observatory is following is the proliferation of clinics offering stem cell treatments, many of which do not meet the necessary quality requirements. We published our first article on this problem in 2017 (see HERE and also North America’s two cell...

Euthanasia debate. Absence of shared basic positions respect to the concept of the dignity of human life

Ignacio Sánchez Cámara, Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University Rey Juan Carlos, discussed “the value and dignity of the end-stage of life” in a recent article. In it he states: “The attitude that we adopt regarding the lawfulness of euthanasia depends on the position...

It there a right to die and to attend the death of others? Could be it a threat to dependent life?

In a recent article , Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, José Manuel Serrano asks the question of whether there is a right to die. The author concludes that “the right to die is defined by the obscurity of death and suffering, characteristic of contemporary...

Vincent Lambert case reignites the end of life debate in France and beyond

We quote a New York Times article published on May 21 2019, “French medical professionals said that Mr Lambert’s condition had been stable for ten years and that gauging his state of consciousness was too complex to reach an undoubted conclusion. To decide in the place of...

One of the smallest newborn in the world – 22 cm. Seven months later he leaves the hospital in good health. Bioethical approach

The smallest baby in the world to survive has been discharged from hospital after having reached 3238 grams in weight. The baby was born in a clinic in the Japanese city of Keio last August weighing 268 grams. When Ryusuke was born on October 1, 2018, he measured 22 centimetres...