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Person-centred care: navigating ethical tensions and uncertainties The idea that health professionals should respect patients as persons, including by being mindful of their autonomy, is widely accepted and taken as commonplace. But experiences of healthcare, perhaps particularly for long-term conditions,...
  • September 20, 2018
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In 2002, the Belgian Parliament adopted a law on euthanasia, making this medical practice legal if strict due care criteria have been met. Anno 2018, there is more than 15 years of experience with the implementation of this law. The...
  • August 16, 2018
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In the 1960s and 70s, scientists at the John Curtin School of Medical Research of the Australian National University (ANU) organised the collection of thousands of blood samples from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living on missions and government...
  • August 16, 2018
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Dr Christopher Mayes Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University and Research-Affiliate in Sydney Health Ethics at the University of Sydney In March 2018 the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) released new editions of their codes of...
  • July 2, 2018
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Professor Richard Murray is the Dean of the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University and the President of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand. His career focus has been in rural and remote medicine, Aboriginal health, public...
  • June 18, 2018
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Professor Michael Selgelid is Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre; Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at Monash; and Chair of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics. He is also an Adjunct...
  • June 18, 2018
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Emma Kowal is Professor of Anthropology in the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Convenor of the Deakin Science and Society Network and former Deputy Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics at the Australian National University. Her current appointments include...
  • June 18, 2018
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Christopher Mayes is a Research Fellow in the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University and Research-Affiliate in Sydney Health Ethics at the University of Sydney. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with disciplinary backgrounds in philosophy and sociology. His research interests...
  • June 18, 2018
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Prof Luc Deliens has a PhD in Health Sciences and MSc in Sociology. Since 2000, he is Director of the End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, in Belgium (www.endoflifecare.be). He is currently a professor of Palliative...
  • June 17, 2018
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Vikki Entwistle has recently taken up the position of Professor and Director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore. Vikki’s research is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative. She draws particularly on social sciences and philosophy, and...
  • June 17, 2018
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