bioethics

Longevity by living a healthy and active life by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Pray the gods for healthy minds in healthy bodies and for a stout heart that does not fear death. — Juvenal In two previous articles published in Surgical Neurology International and in HaciendaPublishing.com, I discussed the benefit of longevity with quality of life. In the initial article, I countered the arguments made by various utilitarian …

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Dr. Miguel Faria responds to Mr. N.M. Cullinan’s letter in the Macon Telegraph

On Dismantling Christianity and the musings of Dr. Bill Cummings — False assumptions or deliberate misinterpretations? When discussing politics and religion, one can expect serious disagreements, especially when they are discussed together and when the writer expresses provocative arguments that go against the grain.[1] Nevertheless, Mr. Neil M. Cullinan’s letter contains so many errors, false …

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Bioethics — Part 2: Is it compassion, personal autonomy, or ulterior utilitarian motives at heart?

Following the publication of the first part of this article dealing with bioethics and infanticide,[1] I received correspondence from a former colleague, Dr. Richard L. Elliot, Director of Medical Ethics at Mercer University, contending there is little difference among medical and biomedical ethicists; that my characterization of bioethicists as utilitarian moralists (useful agents of the …

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Bioethics — Should they encourage the killing of unwanted newborn infants?

In medicine and surgery, traditional medical ethics have been based on the Oath of Hippocrates that has endured through the centuries because its precepts are patient-oriented — namely, that the first consideration of the physician is the needs of the individual patient. Doctors are sworn to do no harm and to advise and do what …

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Medical Ethics of Hippocrates or Population-Based Bioethics — A Symposium based on the Interview of Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse

This interview resulted in the May 14, 2014 article, “U.S. Experts urge focus on ethics in brain research” by Kerry Sheridan, AFP Correspondent. The article was distributed through the NewsCred Smartwire, Agence France Presse. Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse (AFP): Hi Dr. Faria, I’m working on a story about calls for consideration of ethics in neuroscience …

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Longevity and compression of morbidity from a neuroscience perspective: Do we have a duty to die by a certain age?

Abstract — The search for longevity, if not for immortality itself, has been as old as recorded history. The great strides made in the standard of living and the advances in scientific medicine, have resulted in unprecedented increases in longevity, concomitant with improved quality of life. Thanks to medical progress senior citizens, particularly octogenarians, have …

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