Prenatal Testing: Is society offering a choice or a routine procedure?

Several days ago, the New Zealand Medical Journal published a viewpoint article, “Testing times: do new prenatal tests signal the end of Down syndrome?”, which considered the ethical implications of screening for Down syndrome (DS) using more advanced “non-invasive prenatal diagnosis” methods (you can read about the current screening programme here). The advocacy group, Saving […]

What do we owe to others? – Stacey Broom

This post isn’t bioethics, but rather ethics more generally (though certainly it could be brought around to bioethics only I don’t want to make the post too long). But since I said there would be a post before Christmas, here it is. (Everyone else was busy so you’re stuck with another post by me!) I […]

Medecins Avec Frontieres: Doctors With Borders and Medical Protectionism in New Zealand

Medecins Avec Frontieres: Doctors With Borders and Medical Protectionism in New Zealand As a New Zealand medical undergraduate, I am constantly reminded of the coming ‘tidal wave’ of Australian medical graduates by both student and professional medical organisations. In short, there are too many Australian doctors being trained, for too few Australian jobs. The situation […]