More problems associated with current gender transition therapy -hormone therapy

A recent study published in the American Heart Association’s Journal Circulation provides new evidence of the risks posed by hormone therapies used as part of the treatments in gender transition processes (read HERE our report). The following text is exerted from Circulation...

Current treatment of transgender youth includes the suppression of puberty that has direct consequences on the development of the minor.

A relevant ethical, moral and legal medical unresolved issue is the current treatment suppressing puberty of diagnosticated transgender children. Has it direct consequences on the development of the minor? We extracted a topic from a peer-reviewed large Spanish study which make a...

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...

Ethical questions of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Will increasing use of AI lead to a loss of human contact in care?

AI in healthcare is developing rapidly in western countries. A recent study shows its lights and shadows. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines the current and potential applications of AI in healthcare, and the ethical issues arising from its use, in a new briefin...

Savulescu and Schuklenk propose to restrict the conscientious objection of healthcare practitioners

Professionals must always perform any treatment that a patient may request? – See video below about the role of  conscience in medicine Savulescu and Schuklenk have proposed the concept “incompatibility thesis” (see HERE), which defines that the professional duties of...

JME publication. Importance of philosophy in the context of medical ethics. “The most profound questions that health professionals face are not scientific or technical, but ethical”

Last July, an article was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics (JME) by outgoing editors Julian Savulescu, Thomas Douglas and Dominic Wilkinson, in which they reflect on the importance of philosophy in the context of medical ethics, as their term as editors of the journal...

Charter of rights of the incurable children. Are some children’s life not worth living?

The new scenario deserves particular care and treatments that make specific legislation necessary On 28 May, a seminar course entitled, “Are there incurable children?”, was held at the Bambino Gesù children’s hospital, located at the top of the Janiculum Hill in Rome. One...

Is the right of conscientious objection protected in Europe when it comes to abortion?

Although abortion has been legal in most European countries for years, the possibility of invoking conscientious objection for those healthcare providers who are against participating in this practice is not yet well defined. This topic has been widely addressed theoretically,...

Open debate in the UK. Bioethicists and parents argue for a change in childcare law in the UK

 “Best interest” or “independent significant harm test” A paper in the British Medical Journal has called for ‘new solutions’ to disputes between parents and doctors on medical care, in the wake of the Alfie Evans case. Two bioethicists have argued there...

Involuntary euthanasia in Holland. More than 400 citizens have been euthanized without request

Medical and Legal Dictionaries: Involuntary euthanasia Termination of life without request and without a competent person’s consent A study conducted every five years to determine the causes of death in the Dutch population has revealed that more than 400 of its citizens...
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