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The controversy surrounding the death of British toddler Alfie Evans, explained.

Alfie Evans, the terminally ill toddler at the heart of a heated legal battle in the UK, has died. Almost a year after the controversial case of sick child Charlie Gard rocked the UK, Evans’s case galvanized the nation and the world. Alfie Evans was a nearly 2-year-old British child with a mysterious, terminal degenerative […]

Neo-Liberalism And It’s Impact on Mental Illness.

What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health in England reflect a global crisis. Children’s mental health in crisis – readers share […]

Are there any moral principles a health care professional should never violate?

On a regular basis, healthcare professionals are confronted with ethical dilemmas in their practice. Hence, ethical problem solving requires the application of a variety of ethical rules and principles in specific situations[1]. Although ethical theories largely differ from one another, certain ethical principles appear consistently in the realm of bioethics. Thereby, respect for individual autonomy […]

Tips for International Students

For those of you planning to pursue your education goals away from home, congrats! It is a huge step to make and I know how daunting it can be to start off fresh in a new country. I am so grateful for the experience I had at King’s College London and I hope those starting […]

A New Chapter.

I lie awake in bed tonight unable to fall asleep. I feel an intense rush of emotion knowing that tomorrow I will be back on the other side of the Atlantic having finished my stint in London pursuing my master’s. It’s really bittersweet to be honest. I always thought this day would be a lot […]

‘Does the fetus have any moral claims which could limit a pregnant woman’s freedom to abort?

  For such a “simple, routine and frequently performed operation,” the topic of abortion has been one of the most controversial procedures of our time (Jackson, 2001, p 72). Abortion is “the destruction of life after conception and before birth’,” and is bounded between non-conception at one end and infanticide at the other (Glover, 1977, […]

Ethical Proponents of Patient End-of-Life Decision Making Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques

Major medical advancements have revolutionized the field of medicine in recent years, including procedures such as the one undertaken by Dr. Adrian Owen and his research team regarding the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to detect levels of consciousness in permanently vegetative state (PVS) patients. Similar to other medical interventions, this technique has […]

Things I wish those around me would understand about depression.

That I am open talking about my struggles because I’m human and I don’t believe there should be a stigma around it. Similar to someone who has any other chronic condition, there’s no shame in opening up about what I feel. Just because I look happy and often put out a positive vibe doesn’t mean […]

Depression, Anxiety, And What It’s Like To Be Me.

So proud of this young woman I am able to call a friend for being so brave and sharing her story with the world. I am incredibly grateful to have met this young, smart and beautiful woman as a summer student working at our summer job. I am also so proud that both of our […]