Has Physician-Assisted Death Become the “Good Death?”

by Frank G. Miller The Hastings Center May 30, 2017 “Death with dignity” for the past 40 years has meant, for many people, avoiding unwanted medical technology and dying in a hospital.  A “natural” death at home or in a hospice facility has been the goal.   During the last 20 years, physician-assisted suicide has been […]


At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death

by Catherine Porter May 25, 2017 New York Times “VICTORIA, British Columbia — Two days before he was scheduled to die, John Shields roused in his hospice bed with an unusual idea. He wanted to organize an Irish wake for himself. It would be old-fashioned with music and booze, except for one notable detail — […]


Call for Neuroethics Essays

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2017 Student/Postdoc Essay Contest in neuroethics! The contest, now in its fourth year, aims to promote interest in neuroethics among students and postdocs early in their academic careers. This year, participants can submit their essays in one of two categories: […]