Medical Ethics

Thumbnail child cancer patient credit sumroeng chinnapan shutterstock cna A bioethicist's take on child cancer treatment that uses gene therapy

A genetic modification therapy designed for treating pediatric leukemia has drawn both praise and caution from a Catholic bioethicist, after...

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Thumbnail doctor credit syda productions via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 21 16 A doctor prescribed a procedure, but insurance offered death

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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Thumbnail shutterstock 520542652 A modern Tuskegee problem

The Tuskegee Experiment is one of the darkest incidents in the history of American medical research. Beginning in 1932, for forty years,...

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Thumbnail euthanasia medical syringe credit sfam photo shutterstock cna Brothers of Charity euthanasia controversy could have far-reaching implications

Vatican officials have summoned to Rome the board of directors overseeing a group of Belgian Catholic hospitals. The group administers hospitals...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 231919336 Can I Donate My Body to Science?

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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Renee was 19 and pregnant for the first time, with twins, when she came down with measles. It was in the late 1950s, long before vaccines. Somehow,...

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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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Thumbnail charlie gard  photo charlie gards gofundme page cna Charlie Gard raises questions of parents' rights, government limits

London, England, Jul 25, 2017 / 03:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the past few months the world has watched closely as the parents of a gravely ill...

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Thumbnail charlie gard holds metal of st jude credit featureworld cna Charlie Gard was baptized, held St. Jude medal before death

Charlie Gard, an 11 month-old British infant who made headlines around the world over a fierce legal battle on parental rights, had been baptized...

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Thumbnail doctor credit guschenkova via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 21 16 'Conscience in Residency' project supports doctors in training

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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Thumbnail shutterstock 462760342 Considering the Options for Infertile Couples

When Catholic couples experience trouble getting pregnant, they often seek medical help and begin to research what options are available to them. A...

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Thumbnail charlie gard photo facebook charlie gards fight cna Court to decide if Charlie Gard's parents can take him home

London, England, Jul 26, 2017 / 02:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After ending their legal fight to seek further treatment for their 11-month-old son, the...

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Thumbnail hospital credit unsplash cna Defying Vatican, Belgian religious brothers will continue to offer euthanasia

The board of the Belgian Brothers of Charity announced Tuesday it will continue offering euthanasia to patients in their psychiatric centres,...

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Thumbnail doctor credit darko stojanovic via pixabay cco public domain cna 5 29 15 Doctors who object to abortion need more legal protections, bishops say

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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Thumbnail pills credit sandramatic via wwwshutterstockcom cna Don't shift on assisted suicide, Catholics urge US medical group

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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Thumbnail shutterstock 82183657 1 Embryos and the ‘14-day rule’

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 embryos credit andrii vodolazhskyi cna First human embryos edited in the USA. Here's why it's problematic.

Researchers in Oregon have announced that they have successfully altered genes in a human embryo for the first time in the United States, but...

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Thumbnail charlie gard photo facebook charlie gards fight cna Francis prays for Charlie Gard, as his parents end legal battle

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2017 / 04:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a US neurologist determined that an experimental therapy could no longer potentially...

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