Here are some of our publications
Care of dying children and adults. Ethics, principles and issues for law reform
For an article settling out the challenges of recent high profile cases involving children, along with an analysis of what is wrong with the law, look here.
Consent for Organ Donation after Death
A current government consultation is taking place on consent for organ and tissue donation after death. It concerns a proposal for presumed consent and closes on 6th March. See, https://engage.dh.gov.uk/organdonation/ Most people who are likely to be affected have little awareness of this consultation but the Medical Ethics Alliance offers thses observations. In the words of Pope John Paul II, "We should rejoice that medicine, in the service of life, has found in organ transplantation a new way of serving the human family". It is clear, therefore, that it is good to ... more
The right to food and water Written evidence to the Joint Committee On Human Rights
Written Evidence submitted to Parliament
THE RIGHT TO FOOD AND WATER
- (i) The provision of food and water is a basic human need. No human being can survive without food or water. Avoidable starvation and dehydration in a medical context must not be overlooked or excluded from deliberations as an "end-of-life issue". Allegations of death by dehydration and/or starvation in NHS hospitals are a source of considerable public disquiet, yet worried relatives .................read more
Two books by our Vice-President Emeritus Dr Gillian Craig.
Challenging Medical Ethics 1 "No water - No Life, Hydration in the Dying"
Challenging Medical Ethics 2 "Patients in Danger; the dark Side of Medical Ethics"
The Medical Ethical Alliance response to the LACDP
THE MEDICAL ETHICS ALLIANCE, would like to offer the following statement as a response to the
Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People.
The Medical Ethics Alliance
The M E A is a coalition of faith based and Hippocratic medical and nursing bodies which seeks to promote discussion within the medical profession and the general public on ethical aspects of medicine. It looks to the Declaration of Geneva 1948 and the Hippocratic Oath for inspiration.