Opiod treatment. Controversy surrounding its abuse in the U.S.

Introduction A recent article published in The Washington Post discusses [...]

A brief review of access to palliative care in the world. Evaluation and ethical aspects

Our Observatory is following the palliative care issue as an [...]

More than 47% of people who will die by 2060 will do so without adequate palliative care

Why palliative care universal access should be defended? Palliative care [...]

Reflections on Vincent Lambert paradigmatic case. Death of starvation promulgated by law, an objectively euthanasic act

An assisted death paradigmatic case in a country where euthanasia [...]

Legalization of assisted suicide effects. “A source of good-quality organs and corpses”, ethical comment

When the transplant team and anatomy laboratories in search of [...]

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

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

To what extent should the opinion of children treated medically be taken into account?

A bioethical problem that sometimes arises in pediatric practice, is [...]

Providing death ritual to patients may be a way to decrease burnout among medical personnel

Based on the increasing rates of suicide among medical staff [...]

Open debate in the UK. Bioethicists and parents argue for a change in childcare law in the UK

 "Best interest" or "independent significant harm test" A paper in the [...]