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Assisted suicide Euthanasia Hospice Philosophy

lecture by John Keown

Professor John Keown (Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University) will be giving a lecture in London (Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster) on May 16, 2011. The lecture, which is entitled “The provision of palliative care: an ethical and legal duty?”, is sponsored by by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre. See http://www.bioethics.org.uk/ Professor Keown will also speak on […]

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comments on the life issues in John Updike’s last book

Here, courtesy of Frank Zapatka, are some reflections on passages in John Updike’s last book that address the life issues. Richard M. Here are Frank’s comments– The late John Updike (1931-2009) makes several casual references to life issues in five stories in his last book, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories (NY: Knopf, 2009). As […]

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Assisted suicide Bioethics Death and dying Euthanasia Philosophy Stem cell research

Bioethics in Clinical Care

Dr. Andrew Trew will conduct a series of five workshops titled “Bioethics in Clinical Care” in the metropolitan Cleveland, Ohio area February 16 and 23 and March 2, 16, and 23.  Participants can earn ten CME/CEU credits.  Topics include bioethics consultations, treatment decisions, competent and incompetent patients, early life and end of life care, advanced […]

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Assisted suicide Death and dying Euthanasia Legislation Uncategorized

update on end of life counseling regulations

The Obama Administration has shelved the end of life counseling regulations. Here are links to Wesley Smith’s commentary. http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2011/01/05/medicare-end-of-life-counseling-now-to-be-removed-from-regulations/ http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2011/01/05/end-of-life-care-counseling-whiplash-part-2/ Richard M.