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09/10/2018 - 10:16am

Last month, England announced that it would allow women to take the second pill required for a medical abortion–misoprostol–at home, rather than requiring them to travel to a clinic. The policy brings England in line with Scotland and Wales, as well as many other countries, and it eliminates significant obstacles to legal abortion for many… Read more

The post England’s Abortion Law Catches Up appeared first on The Hastings Center.

09/10/2018 - 9:52am

The new issue of the ASCO Post includes my latest law and ethics in oncology column: "Expanding the Use of Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients With Advanced Cancer."

09/10/2018 - 9:52am

The new issue of the ASCO Post includes my latest law and ethics in oncology column: "Expanding the Use of Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients With Advanced Cancer."

A key component of advance care planning for some patients is ...

09/10/2018 - 9:22am

The Trump administration has announced further cuts in aid to the Palestinians — this time, cutting money to cover cancer treatments and other critical care for Palestinians at Jerusalem hospitals

09/10/2018 - 9:16am

Banana was code for human bones, on one archaeological dig where I’ve worked. We were excavating a cemetery, several thousand years old, and had permits from the appropriate authorities. However, certain religious groups in the area had a history of protesting any destruction of burials, so we kept our work discrete

09/10/2018 - 9:12am

We are so excited to welcome a new crop of Student Fellows to the Petrie-Flom Center family. These six students are a fantastic cohort of health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics scholars who join us from Harvard Law School, the … Continue reading →

09/10/2018 - 8:43am

Procedures live on even after they’ve been proved ineffective. It can lead to harms and wasted resources

09/10/2018 - 8:22am

One of the world’s top breast cancer doctors failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments from drug and health care companies in recent years, omitting his financial ties from dozens of research articles in prestigious publications like The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet

09/10/2018 - 3:36am

I recently spoke with Margot Sanger-Katz at the New York Times. She’s an awesome healthcare reporter. She wrote a nice piece on some recent nudging research. Here’s the beginning of the article to whet your appetite: The letters doctors received … Continue reading →

The post Nudging Docs with Threatening Letters appeared first on PeterUbel.com.

09/09/2018 - 3:30am

This week, Lord Mackay introduced an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act bill that would mandate NHS entities to have access to both "clinical ethics committees" and formal "medical mediation."