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High court ruling that doctors must consult the family of patients who lack capacity before placing a DNACPR order

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Mother loses bid to use dead daughter’s frozen eggs

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Assisted Dying Bill: MPs reject 'right to die' law

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Perhaps an even bigger game changer is CRISPR/Cas9

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Ethics News Archive

Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness

December 14 2015

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Outcome of enquiry into mother and baby deaths at Morecambe Bay Hospitals

March 30 2015

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New RCPCH Decisions to Limit Treatment framework has been launched replacing its previous Withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment in children a framework document.

March 30 2015

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Overriding an adolescent’s refusal of life saving treatment: A US case reminds us of the ethical issues at stake.

March 30 2015

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Assisted Dying Bill debated in the House of Lords

August 05 2014

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In 1996 Brazier and Bridge raised the question ‘is adolescent autonomy truly dead and buried’ following judicial decisions, which had seemed to rather reverse the Gillick-inspired trend for greater children’s decision making in their healthcare.

July 16 2014

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The Court of Appeal ruled that there should be a presumption in favour of patient involvement if there were convincing reasons not to do so.

June 30 2014

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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.

March 18 2014

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

March 12 2014

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

March 12 2014

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Controversy over Belgian child euthanasia policy

January 21 2014

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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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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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