November 23, 2022

A New Edition of Journal of Medical Ethics Is Now Available

Journal of Medical Ethics (vol. 48, no. 11, 2022) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Directed and Conditional Uterus Donation” by Elizabeth Chloe Romanis and Jordan A Parsons  “Compulsory Treatment of Physical Illness under MHA 1983” by Robert Wheeler and … Read More

November 18, 2022

A New Edition of Hastings Center Report Is Now Available

Hastings Center Report (vol. 52, no. 5, 2022) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Burdening Others” by Brent Kious “On the Authority of Advance Euthanasia Directives for People with Severe Dementia: Reflections on a Dutch Case” by Henri … Read More

November 11, 2022

A New Edition of Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health Is Now Available

Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health (vol. 24, 2022) is available online by subscription only.  Articles include: “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Organ Donation among Medical Students: A Survey” by R. Jadhav, A.K. Bose, and A.G. Shenoy “Does Experience Affect Physicians’ … Read More

November 3, 2022

Heart Transplant Outcomes Similar with COVID-19-Positive Donors

(Medscape) – Patients who receive hearts from COVID-19–positive donors will likely have short-term outcomes similar to those who receive hearts from COVID-19–negative donors, two retrospective analyses suggest. COVID-19 rarely causes cardiac injury among young, healthy people; however, endothelial dysfunction and … Read More

October 25, 2022

Ethical Quandaries with Pig-Heart Transplants at the Crossroads

(Medscape) – Some lines of research yield breakthroughs before all ethical considerations have been fully worked out. That’s where heart xenotransplantation (XTx) is today. An emergency-use authorization in January of this year allowed a 57-year-old man with end-stage heart disease … Read More

September 29, 2022

No Brain Death? No Problem. New Organ Transplant Protocol Stirs Debate.

(MedPage Today) – With little attention or debate, transplant surgeons across the country are experimenting with a kind of partial resurrection: They’re allowing terminal patients to die, then restarting their hearts while clamping off blood flow to their brains. The … Read More