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Author Index - John Wyatt

John Wyatt is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics at UCL and Senior Researcher at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, University of Cambridge. He is currently leading a multidisciplinary research project into the social, philosophical and religious implications of advances in artificial intelligence and robotics,based at the Faraday Institute. He is also the President of CMF

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Ethics (CMF news - winter 2006)

Following the House of Lords Debate on the Select Committee Report on his Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill Lord Joffe announced his intention to table yet another bill under the same name. This had its first reading in the House of Lords on 9 November and is reported...

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Ethics (CMF news - autumn 2005)

The new CMF Public Policy Committee (PPC) first met in September with Trevor Stammers as chairman. CMF has played an important and increasing role in making submissions to government and other official bodies, commenting in the Christian and secular media and working behind the scenes through the BMA, in the...

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cmf file 30 (2005) - quality of life ()

The idea that physicians should be responsible for assessing or measuring a patient's quality of life (QoL) has obvious attractions. It seems right that doctors should not just strive to prolong life (quantity of life), but should ensure that the life that is prolonged meets certain criteria (its quality). The...

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Ethics (CMF news - summer 2005)

The Select Committee reviewing Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally ill Bill reported on 4 April. The committee was divided on whether such a law was needed. The House of Lords will debate the report on 10 October and we anticipate that an amended bill will be introduced shortly...

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cmf file 27 (2004) - neonatal ethics ()

Thirty years ago less than 20% of babies born before 28 weeks of gestation survived. But over the last 30 years advances in medical care at the beginning of life have transformed the prospects of survival for babies born extremely prematurely. Currently in major centres in the UK more than...

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What is a Person? (nucleus - spring 2004)

What does it mean to be a person? Is it possible to be a human being but not a person? What duties do we owe to persons as opposed to non-persons? These sound like the abstruse musings of philosophers light years away from the practical issues of modern medicine. But...

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Ethics News (CMF news - winter 2003)

The steady stream of ethical issues which have come to prominence over this last year is likely to intensify rather than abate in 2004. Peter Saunders' editorial (p1) highlights some of the major legislation on the near horizon. The legal and political consensus on euthanasia that has survived in the...

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Ethics (CMF news - summer 2003)

There has been no let-up in the steady stream of ethical issues which have come to prominence over this last year. Probably the issue of greatest concern to the CMF Study Group has been that of euthanasia and assisted suicide. It is plain that the legal and political consensus on...

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cmf file 21 (2003) - sex selection ()

A woman is pregnant. She and her partner already have two children, both of whom are boys. Friends meet them in the street, and over normal conversation say, 'Let's hope it is a girl, you'd be unlucky to get three boys'. When the third child is a boy, the same...

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Conjoint Twins (nucleus - spring 2001)

King Solomon said ‘This one says, my son is alive and your son is dead, while that one says, No!, your son is dead and mine is alive.’ Then the king said, ‘Bring me a sword.’ So they brought a sword for the king. He then gave an order, ‘Cut...

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