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, 16 Jul 2018 16:21:24 +0000 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:21:24 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
‘Disregard for human life’ led to hundreds of deaths at UK hospital https://www.christian.org.uk/news/disregard-human-life-lead-hundreds-deaths-uk-hospital/ Up to 650 people died at a hospital on the south coast of England due to an institutional culture which hastened death and undermined the sanctity of life, a major report has found.

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:57:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/disregard-human-life-lead-hundreds-deaths-uk-hospital/
Opt-out organ donation 'a bad idea for Scotland' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-organ-donation-system-bad-idea-scotland/ Families may be unable to stop the use of their loved ones’ organs for donations if a new ‘presumed consent’ system is introduced in Scotland.

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:54:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-organ-donation-system-bad-idea-scotland/
Scientists use adult stem cells – and seaweed – to grow corneas https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-use-adult-stem-cells-seaweed-grow-corneas/ Corneas have been grown in a British laboratory by scientists using adult stem cells, 3D printers and a carbohydrate found in seaweed.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:50:56 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-use-adult-stem-cells-seaweed-grow-corneas/
Euthanasia measure rejected by Finland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/euthanasia-measure-rejected-finland/ An attempt to legalise euthanasia has been resoundingly defeated in Finland.

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Fri, 25 May 2018 14:00:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/euthanasia-measure-rejected-finland/
Dignitas founder on trial for exploiting patients https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dignitas-founder-trial-exploiting-patients/ The founder of Swiss suicide facility Dignitas stands accused of profiteering from patients and exploiting their suffering for his own benefit.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 15:30:05 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dignitas-founder-trial-exploiting-patients/
Assisted suicide comprehensively rejected in Guernsey https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-comprehensively-rejected-guernsey/ Guernsey will review its end-of-life care, including increasing palliative support, after politicians on the island rejected assisted suicide.

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Fri, 18 May 2018 14:21:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-comprehensively-rejected-guernsey/
‘Dead’ boy wakes up before doctors harvest organs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dead-boy-wakes-doctors-harvest-organs/ A boy in Alabama astounded doctors when he woke up just a day before his life support was to be ended, and his organs harvested.

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Thu, 10 May 2018 11:53:42 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dead-boy-wakes-doctors-harvest-organs/
Christian doctor: Alfie’s parents must decide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-doctor-alfies-parents-must-decide/ Leading Christian doctor Peter Saunders has spoken out in the “deeply complex and difficult case” of Alfie Evans.

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Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:12:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-doctor-alfies-parents-must-decide/
Fresh calls for assisted suicide to be introduced in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fresh-calls-assisted-suicide-introduced-scotland/ A disability charity has called on politicians to promote life, rather than death, as the Scottish Parliament once again considers assisted suicide.

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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:23:46 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fresh-calls-assisted-suicide-introduced-scotland/
Church leaders: Vulnerable in danger from assisted suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/church-leaders-vulnerable-danger-assisted-suicide/ Legalising assisted suicide in Guernsey would be dangerous for everyone on the island, church leaders say, and politicians should instead focus on caring for the vulnerable.

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:29:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/church-leaders-vulnerable-danger-assisted-suicide/
RC bishop: ‘No death clinics in Guernsey’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rc-bishop-no-death-clinics-guernsey/ Plans to legalise assisted suicide in Guernsey must be opposed, a Roman Catholic bishop has said.

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:22:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rc-bishop-no-death-clinics-guernsey/
Organ donations reach record high – under current ‘opt-in’ system https://www.christian.org.uk/news/organ-donations-reach-record-high-current-opt-system/ More people than ever before donated organs in the UK last year, new figures have revealed.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:08:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/organ-donations-reach-record-high-current-opt-system/
Guernsey to consider legalising assisted suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/guernsey-consider-legalising-assisted-suicide/ Guernsey is set to hold a vote on whether or not to legalise assisted suicide.

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:43:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/guernsey-consider-legalising-assisted-suicide/
Doctors ‘thrilled’ with results of remarkable MS adult stem cell trial https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-thrilled-results-remarkable-ms-adult-stem-cell-trial/ Adult stem cell treatment has dramatically improved the lives of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:56:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-thrilled-results-remarkable-ms-adult-stem-cell-trial/