How Long Should We Fund Hospice Care?

John Keown’s presentation on palliative care at this year’s UFL Conference established the need for the prolife movement to ensure the availability of palliative care. Hospice care is a critical piece, but a new report questions how long hospice care should be funded by taxpayers.

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Dr. Diane Meier on assisted suicide

Courtesy of Wesley Smith’s blog, here is a link to some insightful commentary by Dr. Diane Meier on assisted suicide. Meier was a proponent of assisted suicide, but has changed her view on the issue.  Her emphasis is on palliative care. Richard M.

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symposium on end-of-life issues

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is sponsoring a symposium on end-of-life issues on March 31, 2011. The symposium, which will be held at Ave Maria School of Law, is entitled “The Erosion of Medical Ethics.” Here is a link to the Lifenews story on the symposium. Richard M.

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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 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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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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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. Richard M.