Category Archives: medical killings

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

NDRN’s Report Should Serve As a Call to Conscience for Health Care Providers

The recommendations contained in the National Disability Rights Network’s (NDRN)report, “Devaluing People With Disabilities: Medical ProceduresThat Violate Civil Rights,” constitute nothing less than a call to conscience for health care providers who are withholding life-sustaining treatment without consent from people with disabilities who are not otherwise dying. Sometimes this is done at the request of … Continue reading NDRN’s Report Should Serve As a Call to Conscience for Health Care Providers