Medical Ethics

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Reno, Nev., Jun 23, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dr. T. Brian Callister chose to become a physician for the reason many choose to go into the...

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Some people may wish to “donate their body to science” after they die. Such a gift of themselves can be objectively good and praiseworthy provided...

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Thumbnail dna credit liya graphics  shutterstock cna Catholics shouldn't totally reject human gene editing – but it still has ethical problems

Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Recent American guidelines for human gene modification have raised important ethical...

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Austin, Texas, Jan 18, 2017 / 12:40 am (National Catholic Register).- When it came time for medical student Ashley Stone to apply to OB/GYN...

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Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2017 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Objectors to abortion need stronger conscience protections in federal law, the U.S....

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Washington D.C., Nov 5, 2016 / 04:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For years, the American Medical Association has held a strong stance against measures...

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Arguments in favor of research on human embryos typically play off our unfamiliarity with the way that we ourselves once appeared and existed as...

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Thumbnail judge neil gorsuch listens during the first day of his supreme court confirmation hearing before the senate judiciary committee march 20 2017 credit  alex wong getty images Gorsuch made an important distinction when asked about assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made a crucial ethical distinction in his response to...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 345934481 How does the Catholic Church resolve new bioethical questions?

A number of years ago, I participated in a debate at Harvard on embryonic stem cell research which also included a Jewish rabbi, an Episcopalian...

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I realize it may be a bit early for Halloween, although a trip to any number of home improvement mega stores, department stores and supermarkets...

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Thumbnail migraine medicine pill bottle credit nikongirl1969 via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 2 2 15 Supreme Court nominee authored a book on assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court wrote a book on “the future of...

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Patients who face serious illnesses are sometimes attracted to alternative medicines, also referred to as “holistic” or “new-age” medicines. These...

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London, England, Apr 11, 2017 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Charlie Gard is an 8 month old in the United Kingdom who has been fighting for his life...

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London, England, Jun 28, 2017 / 03:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A final appeal to allow continued life support for a U.K. baby whose parents want to...

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Vatican City, Feb 10, 2017 / 04:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has issued an updated version of their charter for healthcare workers, removing...

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Montpelier, Vt., Oct 3, 2016 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A medical ethics group and a Christian doctors’ group have challenged Vermont regulators...

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Philadelphia, Pa., Oct 4, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- What would you do if you're a young medical student who was told that you must...

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