Category Archives: medical killings

Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

The LA Times is reporting that the  death of a disabled 8-year-old boy in 2013 is currently under investigation by Los Angeles police and the DA office. Back in 2013, Cole Hartman’s father found his son with his head submerged in their washing machine. Cole went into cardiac arrest, but paramedics were able to resuscitate him. … Continue reading Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

NDY Submits Comments On Adult Protective Services Guidelines

The Administration for Community Living (part of the Administration on Aging within the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) is seeking comments on draft voluntary consensus guidelines for Adult Protective Services.  The original deadline for comments was October 30, but it’s been extended to November 13.  More information and a portal for submitting online comments … Continue reading NDY Submits Comments On Adult Protective Services Guidelines

Autistic Writer/Blogger/Activist Amanda Baggs Facing Life-Threatening Discrimination in Vermont Hospital

Amanda Bagg’s name and work should be familiar to a lot of people in the disability community.  A lot of people might remember reading her blog essay “If I am killed” on our old site, where it was reproduced with permission – and will be  put up again in the near future.  Many more will … Continue reading Autistic Writer/Blogger/Activist Amanda Baggs Facing Life-Threatening Discrimination in Vermont Hospital

Brazilian Authorities Arrest Doctor and Seven Other Health Care Professionals on Charges of Killing Patients

Thanks to Joe Stramondo, who found this article and alerted me to it.  (Joe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University where he is specializing in bioethics, disability studies, and moral psychology. He has presented at meetings of the Society for Disability Studies, the American Society for Bioethics and … Continue reading Brazilian Authorities Arrest Doctor and Seven Other Health Care Professionals on Charges of Killing Patients

Three MDs weigh in on assisted suicide

Today’s Boston Globe has two letters by doctors who are opposed to legalization of assisted suicide – and are responding to a glowing endorsement of assisted suicide by Marcia Angell, MD, in an op-ed published in the paper on September 29.  The letters to the Globe are at this link, but can’t be accessed directly … Continue reading Three MDs weigh in on assisted suicide