Tag Archives: Ethics and Society

Conflicts of Interest in Dementia Diagnosis Incentive Payments? (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 for each diagnosis of dementia, NHS England has decided. This ruling is broadly compatible with the national dementia strategy and the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, whereby NHS England is … Continue reading

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Human Brain Project (HBP): New Paradigm or New Confusion? (BBC News)

Summary Senior neuroscientists have released an open letter to the EC which is critical about the European Human Brain Project (HBP). Critics assert that this project, aimed at attempting to simulate the human brain, has drifted off-course. They are demanding … Continue reading

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NICE Drugs Policy and the Elderly (NHS Choices)

Summary News of a Department of Health consultation, which involves asking the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to consider “wider societal benefits” (in addition to the burden of illness and the impact a disease has on patients) … Continue reading

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Suicide Risk in Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary Attempted suicide is not unknown among people with dementia but there is a lack of evidence to guide professional practice. This article explores risk management strategies and the ethics of suicide / assisted suicide by taking one specific patient … Continue reading

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HBP: Human Brain Project (BBC News)

Summary Scientists from 135 research institutions, mostly Europe-based, are planning to participate in a 10-year, 1 billion pound neuroscience project, entitled the Human Brain Project (HBP). The HBP aims to explore how the human brain works, possibly ultimately developing computer simulations of brain activity, neurological processes and neurodegenerative … Continue reading

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The Commission on Assisted Dying (Demos / BBC News)

Summary The Commission on Assisted Dying was set up in September 2010. This report says the legal status of assisted suicide is inadequate and incoherent currently in England and Wales. It asserts that the legal regime – as it stands … Continue reading

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