Category / End of Life Ethics

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  • Rosemary Flanigan Lecture Presents “The Ethics of Spectacle” with Karla Holloway

    Duke University Professor Karla Holloway, PhD, explored how medical information – typically seen as intimate and private – is forced into the public sphere.

  • Resuscitating the Dead Donor Rule

    “Can the Dead Donor Rule be Resuscitated?” That’s the title of an editorial in the August 2011 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics Editorial, co-authored by David Magnus, PhD, Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics.

  • Respecting the Disabled at End of Life

    Where do we stand when it comes to people with disabilities and end of life issues?

  • Removing Kidneys Before Death

    Should we remove kidneys from a dying person before they are dead?

  • Rationing Care to Elderly and Terminal Patients

    Harvey Tettlebaum, partner with the Husch Blackwell Law Firm, and Sandy Silva, program associate at the Center for Practical Bioethics, address whether rationing care to elderly and terminal patients is ethically or legally appropriate under any circumstances. (Nov. 29, 2011)

  • Organ Donation: The Ethics of First Person Consent

    There are more people who need organs than there are organs available.

  • Medical Futility: Wrong Medicine?

    Lawrence Schneiderman, professor emeritus at the University of California at San Diego and co-author of a new book, Wrong Medicine – Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment, discusses new approaches to the concept of medical futility.

  • To Feed or Not to Feed?

    That’s the question facing medical professionals and families about the use of artificial nutrition and hydration.

  • Grace Before Dying

    “Grace Before Dying” is a traveling exhibit portraying a hospice program run by prisoners in Louisiana.

  • Hope in Pediatric Palliative Care

    Chris Feudtner, MD, of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, explains the concept of thinking and feeling your way through pediatric palliative care.