In this report the Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics analyses ethical issues in connection with late abortion close to the medical limit for viability.
On both sides of the debate on assisted dying, some arguments can be found that are supported by facts and others that are contradicted by facts. This is shown in a new report from the Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics (Smer). The report is available in an English translation.
The Swedish Council on Medical Ethics has published a report concerning innovative therapies offered within clinical practice as a treatment outside a research protocol. A summary of the report will be published in English shortly.
The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics has conducted an ethical analysis of ‘traumatic shaking’ with reference to the report on the subject by The Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services.
The Swedish National Concil on Medical Ethics has published an opinion on the ethical aspects concerning medical age assessments in the asylum process. A summary of the opinion is available in English.
The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics sees ethical risks in using fixed compensation to egg donors. With high fixed sums some donors might have economic reasons instead of altruistic.
The report ‘ADHD – ethical challenges’ highlights ethical issues that have specifically arisen in connection with the significant increase in recent years in the number of children and adults diagnosed with ADHD.
Despite the fact that many nanotech methods, products and materials have already been introduced onto the market, there are major knowledge gaps with regard to the risks to people and the environment associated with nanoparticulates
The Council on Medical Ethics has in an opinion to the Government commented on a proposal from the National Centre for Priority Setting in Health Care, to change the ethics framework for priority setting in health care.
The National Council on Medical Ethics (SMER) has sent a letter and a memorandum to the Government concerning the patient's possibility to decide on his/her own death.
In a letter to the Swedish government the National Council on Medical Ethics proposes a review of legal options to enhance children’s rights in healthcare.
The Council has considered a new method using a combination of ultrasound and maternal biochemistry to determine the risk of chromosomal anomalies in the foetus. The result of this combined test contributes to the decision whether or not to offer/perform genetic prenatal diagnosis.
This opinion from the Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics (SMER) addresses the issue of what we should do, not just what we can do, in the field of prenatal diagnosis.