Tag Archives: end of life decisions

Medicine’s Collusion with False Hopes: Rights to try, false hope, and the spine of the profession

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Marleen Eijkholt, JD, PhD Imagine your loved one is dying. You have heard about an intervention out there, somewhere, that could help—you think. Not trying this intervention for … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide’s Moral Hostages

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD This isn’t exactly news, but some of you may remember a ripple of controversy surrounding a proposal before the Dutch legislature to legalize assisted … Continue reading

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Rights and Responsibilities at the End of Life

By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD
Questions about end-of-life care are always vexing, but a recent article in U.S. News and World Report suggests that cancer patients continue to receive useless but harmful treatments at the end of life (Thompson, 2016). A new research study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) annual meeting revealed that a big part of the problem comes from a lack of meaningful dialogue among physicians, patients, and family members. Continue reading

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Two Brownbags in November: learn about UK health policy, decision-making in pediatric oncology

NHS reforms: What is the Reality of Clinician-Led Purchasing of Health Services? Event Flyer In 1948 the National Health Service was established as a tax funded health service available to all, free at the point of access regardless of the … Continue reading

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Dr. Tom Tomlinson on WGVU Public Radio discussing adolescents making end-of-life decisions

Dr. Tom Tomlinson, who is a co-presenter at an upcoming symposium presented by the Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Medicine and Law, spoke with David Moore on WGVU Public Radio about whether dying adolescents should be able to make their own end-of-life … Continue reading

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Clinical Ethics Interest Group offers Advance Directive Workshop featuring Tom Tomlinson

The Clinical Ethics Interest Group will host an interactive workshop on Michigan’s advance directive laws and talking with patients about end-of-life decisions. Tom Tomlinson, Director of the Center for Ethics, will be the featured speaker. The workshop will take place … Continue reading

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