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03/23/2019 - 3:00am

Several Australian states and territories have engaged in comprehensive inquiries into end-of-life healthcare policy. The latest report, this week, is from the Australian Capitol Territory. 

Advance care planning...

03/23/2019 - 3:00am

Several Australian states and territories have engaged in comprehensive inquiries into end-of-life healthcare policy. The latest report, this week, is from the Australian Capitol Territory. 

The chapters in the 133-page report address:

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03/23/2019 - 11:05pm
In this episode I talk to David Gunkel. David is a repeat guest, having first appeared on the show in Episode 10. David a Professor of Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University. He is a leading scholar in the philosophy of technology, having written extensively about cyborgification, robot rights and responsibilities, remix cultures, new political structures in the information age and much much more. He is the author of several books, including Hacking Cyberspace, The Machine Question, Of Remixology, Gaming the System and, most recently, Robot Rights. We have a long debate/conversation about whether or not robots should/could have rights.
03/23/2019 - 11:05pm
Les promesses de la réalité virtuelle : ce qu’elle va changer
03/22/2019 - 8:49pm

I summarized the legal status of medical aid in dying in this law review article that I completed as part of a terrific symposium at the University of New Mexico.

In two weeks, I will provide an update at the Harvard Medical School's annual bioethics ...

03/22/2019 - 8:49pm

I summarized the legal status of medical aid in dying in this law review article that I completed as part of a terrific symposium at the University of New Mexico.

03/22/2019 - 4:51pm

The Resident (Season 2; Episode 17)
Austin’s mentor, Abe, may have been shot in the chest. If he is saved, he may be able to identify who did it (or did he try suicide?). A second patient is Evan, an engineering student initially diagnosed with mono but whose lungs are failing. ECMO is a last ditch effort to try and keep each alive and give their lungs a chance to heal. The hospital has two machines, but only one is available.…

03/22/2019 - 4:42pm

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Being at a university on the quarter system means that my academic calendar is different than most faculty’s. So as many are returning from spring break, I spend mine grading the term that has just ended and preparing for the one that is about to begin. I recently received a message from my university administration suggesting that we look at open source books for the classes starting in a week. According to a University of California white paper, the cost of textbooks creates stress for 89% of students.…

03/22/2019 - 4:15pm

The following editorial is from the March 2019 issue of the American Journal of Bioethics.

by William H. Colby, JD

On March 9, 1988, we started trial on Nancy Cruzan’s case in the three-story limestone courthouse on the town square in Carthage, Missouri. One of the many issues we’d end up talking about in the days and months of legal proceedings that followed was withholding versus withdrawing a feeding tube, and how those two acts should present the same legal and ethical challenge.…

03/22/2019 - 10:44am

There are 111,616 incarcerated women in the US, a 7-fold increase since 1980. Some of these women are pregnant, but amid reports of women giving birth in their cells or shackled to hospital beds, prison and public health officials have no hard data on how many are pregnant, or on the outcomes of those pregnancies