From next year, uterus transplants are being trialled in Australia. But it’s likely to be a while before they becomes mainstream clinical treatment.
China’s industrial-scale organ trafficking practice has been executing prisoners of conscience and using their organs for transplantation for decades. This is known as forced organ harvesting.
People make decisions throughout their lives about their health. But when they are terminally ill they are not allowed to decide when they want to die.
A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.
Refugee camps should only be a temporary solution. They’re no place for ongoing health care.
Heart-recipient David Bennett had done jail time for stabbing a man.
In tough conversations, show your respect for loved ones’ autonomy and dignity.
When making the decision whether to vaccinate children aged five to 11 against COVID-19, regulators in Canada must rely on sound ethics as well as sound science.
Potential benefits of human genome editing include new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disorders. But there’s a significant gap in regulation.
France is requiring people to prove their Covid status in order to access public spaces like cinemas and restaurants. Here’s why that’s a problem.
There are two schools of thought.
Pausing COVID-19 vaccine rollouts can backfire. There are better ways to manage safety issues while they’re being investigated.
There is a difference between people who deliberately seek out vaccines outside the system, and those who are offered them because they’re about to expire.
Medical decision-making is often based on universal principles of fairness. But what happens when systemic racism means the dice are rigged to begin with?
Deemed consent organ donation means that everyone is assumed to be an organ donor unless they opt out, but assuming consent raises some ethical issues.
States and hospitals are starting to declare ‘crisis standards of care’ as the pandemic floods their ERs. The orders have consequences – both good and bad, as a medical ethicist explains.
So far, the only COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use need to be kept frozen. But there are many places in the world that can’t support a cold supply chain.
There’s no guarantee future COVID-19 vaccines will work in the elderly. So we can consider vaccinating the young first to protect them. Here’s what we need to work out first.
Cyber-attacks on medical devices and hospital networks are a growing threat, and patients have the right to know.
The detailed work of making the End of Life Choice Act work in practice now begins, including the decision about how assisted dying will be funded.