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Is it ethical to withdraw vital treatments in patients with prolonged consciousness disorders ?

In an interesting article published in the Journal of Medical [...]

Review of near-death experiences after clinical death by a neuroscientist

Near-death experiences are triggered during singular life-threatening episodes when the body is injured by a heart attack, shock, or blunt trauma such as an explosion or a fall. These events share broad commonalities: becoming pain-free, seeing a bright light at the end of a tunnel, or detaching from one's body and floating above it and even flying off into space. Why the mind should experience the struggle to sustain its operations in the face of a loss of blood flow and oxygen as positive and blissful rather than as panic-inducing remains a mystery.

Organ donation in Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine. Sensitive ethical and medical topic

Recently, an article entitled “National Recommendations on Pediatric Donation” was [...]

Diagnostic tests for brain death: this is the time for universal uniformity

A controversial critical issue for the organ transplantation system: the [...]

Palliative care shortage in Latin America is greater than developed countries

Palliative care is a patient right  Since its introduction in [...]

The confusing terminology created by language engineering “medically assisted dying” (MAD) when referring to euthanasia and assisted suicide

Along with the objective, medical and ethical problems posed by [...]

Baby born to mother brain dead for three months reignited the brain death criteria debate

Talented canoeist Catarina Sequeira, 26, had been declared brain dead [...]

US doctors confirm and clarify their opposition to assisted suicide. ‘A prescription for death’

With a large majority (392-162), the most important medical institution [...]

Vincent Lambert case reignites the end of life debate in France and beyond

We quote a New York Times article published on May [...]

Alfie Evans’ parents welcome baby boy four months after losing their firstborn

The parents of Alfie Evans are celebrating the birth of [...]