The question of whether biotechnology should be deployed to improve human beings morally is starting to climb out of the pages of recondite publications and dip a quizzical toe in […]
Tag: medical ethics
Andrew Burd and professionalism
In a previous posting I talked about professionalism in the context of interprofessional respect and relationships. Like many terms once you start to move away from your own concepts you […]
Chris Cox on “criminalising” health care practice
A team of medical ethicists is calling for a new criminal offence of wilful neglect in the UK. The call, in the Journal of Medical Ethics, follows scandals over care such […]
William Lee: A question of proportionality?
On Wednesday 25th February Baroness Warnock spoke at the Maudsley Philosophy Group. Her topic was, ‘Assisted Dying: Should the law be changed?’. The Maudsley is a psychiatric hospital in south […]
Sheila McLean: Whose decision is it, anyway?
The case of Hannah Jones has unsurprisingly provoked intense, and often emotional, debate. It is somehow counter-intuitive that a 13 year old should choose a path that will inevitably result […]