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Religious Coercion of Physicians: Whose Conscience Is It Anyway?

Neil Mahoney is 64 years old and has a terminal cancer with a predicted life expectancy of 4-16 months. He lives in Colorado, a state that approved an aid-in-dying law in 2016. His physician is Dr. Barbara Morris, 65, a geriatrician whom he has asked to provide him with the drugs needed to end his life. She has agreed to do just that. However, Dr. Morris works for the Centura Health Corporation, a Catholic-Adventist hospital system. Continue reading

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Making Martyrs of Our Children: Religious Exemptions in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Devan Stahl, PhD On August 2, 2018, Seth Welch called 911 after finding his 10-month-old daughter, Mary Anne Welch, unresponsive in her crib. Mary was pronounced dead at … Continue reading

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Dr. Stahl presents at 2016 Conference on Medicine and Religion

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Devan Stahl recently presented the paper “The Value of Circus Clowns: What Clinical Ethicists Can Learn from Chaplains About Credentialing, Standardization, and Professionalization” at the 2016 Conference on Medicine and Religion. The conference was held in … Continue reading

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