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Euthanasia for children in Belgium is now legal, (http://rt.com/news/belgium-king-sign-euthanasia-bill-566/) and of course has been permitted in the Netherlands for some years.

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Court of appeal to decide whether heavy drinking while pregnant is a crime

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A simple blood test might soon be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer's'

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Controversy over Belgian child euthanasia policy

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Ethics News Archive

Brain death controversies from the US

January 20 2014

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UK Personal Genome Project Launched

January 20 2014

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High Court Judge Orders Daughters to have MMR vaccine following parental dispute

November 15 2013

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Supreme Court judgement on best interests and life sustaining treatment

November 11 2013

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Arrest over alleged assisted suicide highlights difficulty with current legal position

September 02 2013

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Court sanctions sterilisation of man with learning difficulties

September 02 2013

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Welsh assembly passes law for organ donation that presumes consent of donors

July 05 2013

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Three-person IVF for mitochondrial diseases

July 01 2013

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Preferential treatment of adults over children in organ donation amended by US legal challenge

July 01 2013

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Two men in right-to-die cases at Court of Appeal

May 20 2013

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Over 30% of GP commissioners have potential conflicts of interest according to a BMJ investigation

March 22 2013

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BBC World Service documentary on assisted death in countries around the World

March 22 2013

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Confidential enquiry finds that people with learning disabilities die prematurely because of inequity in provision of care

March 22 2013

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The final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry published

February 06 2013

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Patient believed to be in persistent vegetative state is able to communicate

November 21 2012

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NHS Constitution reform to include new end of life care commitments

November 21 2012

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DNR Court hearing into hospital’s resuscitation policy

November 21 2012

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Family sue trust over DNAR order on man with Down’s Syndrome

October 09 2012

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Conservative Ministers speak out on reducing legal limit for abortion

October 09 2012

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Should husbands need consent from their wives to donate sperm?

October 09 2012

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The HFEA begins a public consultation on whether to allow ‘three-person IVF’.

September 26 2012

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“Right to die” man continues case in a court of appeal

September 26 2012

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An analysis of cases involving end-of-life decisions over a 3-year period, which involved religious claims preventing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, has been conducted.

September 18 2012

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BBC broadcasts new series of “Inside The Ethics Committee,”

August 17 2012

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“Right to die” cases lose in High Court

August 17 2012

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Non-disclosure of terminal diagnosis to child

August 17 2012

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BMA members vote to continue to oppose assisted suicide

July 13 2012

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Judge rules that anorexic woman should be force-fed against her wishes

July 13 2012

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Study finds deaths from euthanasia in The Netherlands have not increased since legalisation

July 13 2012

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Man with locked-in syndrome asks High Court to rule doctors can administer a lethal injection to allow him to die without risk of prosecution

July 13 2012

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Judge rules 67 year old man had made a “valid decision” to refuse treatment after communicating his wishes by blinking his eyes.

May 21 2012

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New King’s Fund paper: Thinking about Rationing

May 21 2012

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Journal of Medical Ethics to hold mini-symposium on the ethics of Elective Ventilation

May 21 2012

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MPs debate assisted suicide for the first time since 1970

March 30 2012

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Author of controversial article on “after-birth abortion” receives death threats

March 30 2012

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King’s Fund report says failures in continuity of care for older people in hospital are “unacceptable”

March 30 2012

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The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley has been accused of ordering the Care Quality Commission to abandon its other work and conduct an unjustified and “politically driven” series of unannounced inspections at abortion clinics .

March 30 2012

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The new edition of Medical Ethics Today was launched in February providing guidance on ethical and legal aspects of healthcare.

March 30 2012

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A man who is paralysed and wants a doctor to be able to lawfully end his life should be allowed to proceed with his "right-to-die" case, a High Court judge has ruled.

March 13 2012

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The Daily Telegraph reported that two clinics in London were practising sex-selection abortions. The GMC and the police are currently investigating the claims by the paper.

March 13 2012

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Anne Milton, the Public Health minister announced in February that foreign nationals will now be able to receive free HIV treatment in the NHS in line with existing policy in Scotland and Wales.

March 13 2012

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The British Medical Association has published a report examining the changes which have taken place in organ donation since the Organ Donation Taskforce published its report in January 2008.

March 13 2012

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Welsh government planning to introduce opt-out system for organ donation

February 22 2012

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HFEA consultation on the ethics of mitochondria transfer

February 22 2012

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PIP breast implant scandal raises questions of duty of care

February 22 2012

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The Commission for Assisted suicide produces final report

February 22 2012

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The Joint Committee on Medical Genetics has issued a reviewed guide to Consent and Confidentiality in Clinical Genetic Practice

November 11 2011

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Judge rules that woman in minimally aware state should not be allowed to die

November 11 2011

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The Institute of Medical Ethics (IME) launches new website to improve education and understanding of medical ethics

November 03 2011

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BMA publishes new guidance for doctors and medical students on using social media

September 12 2011

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Greater transparency in Deprivation of Liberty Proceedings by Court of Protection heralded by landmark legal ruling

September 12 2011

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GP given warning by GMC for administering lethal dose of diamorphine to terminally ill patient

September 12 2011

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Care Quality Commission publish review of Castlebeck hospitals following BBC exposure of abuse at private hospital for people with learning disabilities

September 12 2011

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