Posts Tagged ‘medical ethic’

Doctors seek organ donation debate

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Senior doctors say more patients with serious kidney disease will die waiting for a transplant unless organ donation rates are improved. They are calling for more discussion about how organ donation could be boosted, from both the living and the dead. However, the topic is a sensitive one, involving complex ethical issues. Read more Related Read more

Acart formulating guidelines for the import and export of human eggs or sperm and embryos

Friday, June 7th, 2013

The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (Acart), has been seeking public opinion on its “Background Paper for stakeholder discussion on the Import and Export of Gametes and Embryos”. Submissions closed on 31 May. The committee is the first of a two stage approach to talking with stakeholders about the issues. In this first stage they have presented arguments about six Read more

Vatican conference on AIDS HIV

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

AIDS experts from around the world gathered in Rome to attend a Vatican conference on AIDS HIV.  The  a two-day conference, organized by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, looked at the role the Church plays in treating the disease and discussed ways of preventing the spread of HIV and caring for people with AIDS. Read more

Decision not to do life-prolonging surgery upheld

Friday, May 27th, 2011

A terminally ill seven-year-old boy has died after decision not to do life-prolonging surgery. “It is always tragic to see a young boy die. There are times, however, when drawn out and distressing medical procedures can simply prolong the agony of an inevitable death,” says Father Neil Vaney. “This young lad had an incurable condition. Providing a Read more