Category Archives: treatment withdrawal

Lisa Blumberg: What Principles Should Govern Charlie Gard’s Case?

The Charlie Gard case concerns a young British child with a very rare genetic condition that has currently left him unable to move, breathe or eat on his own. His parents wanted to take him to the United States for experimental treatment but his London doctors, believing he has suffered enough, wanted to turn off … Continue reading Lisa Blumberg: What Principles Should Govern Charlie Gard’s Case?

Why I Support the CRPD

This past week, the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with consideration of U.S.ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  With a two-thirds majority required to move to the next step, the cloture vote was 61 to 36, with 3 not voting. Not Dead Yet has not yet formally … Continue reading Why I Support the CRPD

Diane Coleman’s Plenary Remarks at Adv. Care Planning and ‘End of Life’ Conference on May 31

Editor’s note: Diane’s plenary remarks included the use of PowerPoint slides. I don’t have access to these, but have included links in cases where people might want more information and/or verification.) Plenary Remarks at ACPEL Conference – May 31, 2012 I’d like to begin by presenting a CASE STUDY. It’s a true story, as told … Continue reading Diane Coleman’s Plenary Remarks at Adv. Care Planning and ‘End of Life’ Conference on May 31