Thursday, 13 October 2016

New article on prenatal screening online

 Yesterday I received word that the American Journal of Bioethics has accepted a so-called open peer commentary by myself on a coming so-called target-article that presents a seemingly drastic proposal regarding the ethics and policy of prenatal screening using non-invasive sample techniques and so-called whole genome sequencing technology for analysis. I am partly in sharp disagreement with this proposal, partly in full agreement, and rather critical of how the authors of the proposal have ignored crucial parts of the literature and linked complications. The response where I set out my reasons can now be accessed in its original form, before peer review or editing here and here.


Sunday, 9 October 2016

New article online: Conscientious Refusal in Healthcare: The Swedish Solution

Indeed, as flagged before, I have a new article published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics on the topic of the Sweden's longstanding policy on conscientious objection by health professionals. I briefly describe the policy and its background and chart some recent challenges to it.

The published article, which is to be included in a coming special issue on conscientious objection, is here.

Preprints for free reading and download those of you who lack institutional access to the JME are here and here.


Celebrating 400 000 reads.

Yep, sometime tonight, Philosophical Comment, passed 400 000 reads. Thanks to everyone!