Venezuela’s regional healthcare emergency. Humanitarian approach

A recent article published in The Lancet makes a succinct summary of the effect of the crisis on public health, which has been difficult to quantify since the Venezuelan Ministry of Health stopped publishing public health statistics in 2016. The review was based on data from...

Seven latest biomedical breakthroughs which present new ethical challenges

Introduction When technical breakthroughs are made in the field of biomedicine, they are always aimed at achieving positive ends, both experimental and biomedical, but they can very often raise ethical and medical concerns. Balance between the risks and benefits This diatribe...

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...

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...

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...

Serious concern for science. European academics are failing abysmally when it comes to reporting the results of clinical trials

European academics are failing abysmally when it comes to reporting the results of clinical trials, a study has revealed. An analysis of data from the European Union’s Clinical Trial Register — published in The BMJ1 on 13 September — shows that around 50% of the listed trials...

The rehumanisation of progress. Intervention of Dr Gines Marco in the academic act of One Of Us

“One of Us” cultural platform, of which our Observatory is a member, is launched in Paris where more than 300 institutions and intellectuals, from all over the European continent assisted and our Observatory was represented by Dr Gines Marco. We publish below the conference that...

Rebuild trust between doctors-patients and healthcare institutions is claimed

An article publised in JAMA (January 24, 2019) treats a medical worldwide issue that need for atention. It afirms, Trust matters in health care. It makes patients feel less vulnerable, clinicians feel more effective, and reduces the imbalances of information by improving the flow...

Paris March for Life take to the streets in Paris – Video

Thousands of protesters – 50.000 people from all France – walked through upscale neighborhoods of the country’s capital, ending the March at the Trocadero, which overlooks the Seine opposite the Eiffel Tower. Macron revision of French’s bioethics laws makes that 2019 will...
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