The Christian Institute - Medical Ethics News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-ethics The latest medical ethics news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:35:24 +0000 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:35:24 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Assisted suicide widow refuses to back campaign to change the law https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-widow-refuses-to-back-campaign-to-change-the-law/ A widow and mother is refusing to become an advocate for assisted suicide because of the traumatic “after-effects on the family and friends left behind”.

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Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:13:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-widow-refuses-to-back-campaign-to-change-the-law/
Man wakes after twelve years in coma https://www.christian.org.uk/news/man-wakes-twelve-years-coma/ A Chinese man has made headlines around the world after waking from a twelve-year coma.

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:47:44 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/man-wakes-twelve-years-coma/
'Locked-in' syndrome teenager recovers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/locked-syndrome-teenager-recovers/ A teenager is recovering after a bleed on the brain left her with ‘locked-in’ syndrome.

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Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:51:44 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/locked-syndrome-teenager-recovers/
Australian man convicted for encouraging wife's suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-man-convicted-encouraging-wifes-suicide/ An Australian man has been convicted of aiding his wife’s suicide, after a court heard he stood to gain hundreds of thousands of pounds from her life insurance.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:57:48 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-man-convicted-encouraging-wifes-suicide/
Presumed organ donation ‘unlikely’ to increase rates https://www.christian.org.uk/news/presumed-organ-donation-unlikely-increase-rates/ A major study into organ donation has found the Government’s preferred ‘opt-out’ system is “unlikely to increase actual rates of organ donation”.

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:33:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/presumed-organ-donation-unlikely-increase-rates/
‘We must give hope to patients asking for euthanasia’ – Dutch doctor https://www.christian.org.uk/news/must-give-hope-patients-asking-euthanasia-dutch-doctor/ People wanting euthanasia for psychiatric reasons need advocates who will stand with them and renew their hope, a Dutch psychiatrist says.

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:10:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/must-give-hope-patients-asking-euthanasia-dutch-doctor/
Most Scots opt to donate their organs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-opt-donate-organs/ Over half of Scotland’s population say they want to donate their organs after death – under the current opt-in system.

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Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:00:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-opt-donate-organs/
Pro-life charity evicted for ‘going against council values’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-charity-evicted-going-council-values/ A charity which helps vulnerable women and the unborn was evicted from a Lambeth Council event reportedly because it went against the local authority’s ‘values’.

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Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:46:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-charity-evicted-going-council-values/
Supreme Court ‘removes safeguard’ for brain-damaged patients https://www.christian.org.uk/news/supreme-court-removes-safeguard-brain-damaged-patients/ Patients suffering from brain damage have lost an “important safeguard” that protects their lives, say campaigners in response to a Supreme Court decision.

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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:06:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/supreme-court-removes-safeguard-brain-damaged-patients/
Dutch doctor who ‘asked family to help with euthanasia’ being investigated https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dutch-doctor-asked-family-help-euthanasia-investigated/ A doctor is under criminal investigation in the Netherlands after killing a patient with the assistance of her family, despite her attempt to resist.

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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:53:39 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dutch-doctor-asked-family-help-euthanasia-investigated/
Scotland hosts world Down’s syndrome event https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotland-hosts-world-downs-syndrome-event/ A global conference celebrating people with Down’s syndrome has taken place in Scotland for the first time.

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Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:37:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotland-hosts-world-downs-syndrome-event/
Stem cells give new lease of life to heart failure patients https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stem-cells-give-new-lease-life-heart-failure-patients/ A revolutionary treatment for heart disease involving adult stem cells has been developed, giving patients a new lease of life.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:42:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stem-cells-give-new-lease-life-heart-failure-patients/
Ethics council widely slammed over support for ‘designer babies’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ethics-council-widely-slammed-support-designer-babies/ Changing a baby’s DNA while it is still an embryo to ‘enhance’ it has been deemed “morally acceptable” by a UK ethics council.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:21:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ethics-council-widely-slammed-support-designer-babies/
Mum of twins: I wouldn’t change my baby with Down’s syndrome https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mum-twins-i-wouldnt-change-baby-downs-syndrome/ A mother who gave birth to twins – one of whom has Down’s syndrome – is now helping to reverse negative stereotypes about the condition.

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:20:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mum-twins-i-wouldnt-change-baby-downs-syndrome/
Child with locked-in syndrome writes book https://www.christian.org.uk/news/child-locked-syndrome-writes-book/ A child branded “unteachable” has authored a 192-page book, despite his profound and multiple learning disabilities.

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:29:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/child-locked-syndrome-writes-book/
Doctors call for consultation over controversial Down’s screening test https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-call-consultation-controversial-downs-screening-test/ The British Medical Association (BMA) has urged the Government to launch a full consultation over a controversial new technique for screening unborn babies for Down’s syndrome.

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Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:30:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-call-consultation-controversial-downs-screening-test/
Twins born at 24 weeks now thriving https://www.christian.org.uk/news/twins-born-24-weeks-now-thriving/ Twins born just after the abortion limit are now flourishing, leaving doctors “amazed by their progress”.

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:57:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/twins-born-24-weeks-now-thriving/
Campaigners caution against assisted suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-caution-assisted-suicide/ Campaigners in Scotland and New Zealand are speaking out amid pressure to legalise assisted suicide in their countries.

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:39:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-caution-assisted-suicide/
Court rejects bid to legalise assisted suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/court-rejects-bid-legalise-assisted-suicide/ Assisted suicide will remain illegal in the UK following today’s major ruling from the Court of Appeal.

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:04:56 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/court-rejects-bid-legalise-assisted-suicide/
Google honours Christian hospice movement founder https://www.christian.org.uk/news/google-honours-christian-hospice-movement-founder/ Web giant Google is today celebrating the British Christian who created the modern hospice movement, 100 years after she was born.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:02:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/google-honours-christian-hospice-movement-founder/