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  1. News - World

    Scarce Ebola drugs bring hard ethical choices as outbreak spreads

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 10:04pm by BLOOM

    ... how to distribute life-saving medicines in an emergency," said Arthur Caplan, a director of a medical ethics division at New York University. "A ton of attention is going to follow ... Bloomberg in New York Experimental medicines may help save those infected in outbreak, but the debate is on as to who should receive the scarce treatments Ebola drugs create an ethical ...

  2. News - China - Ebola virus

    Eight Chinese medical staff quarantined amid Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown Eight Chinese medical workers who treated Ebola patients have been quarantined in Sierra Leone, as health experts grapple with ethical questions over ... in Africa has opened up an intense ethical debate. The drug, made by private US company Mapp Pharmaceuticals, has shown promising results but is still in an early phase of development and had only ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Bioethics centre at Chinese University to tackle medical moral dilemmas

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Jennifer Ngo and Christy Choi

    ... Kong's first multidisciplinary bioethics centre is due to open next year, adding a philosophical element to the city's already booming medical research scene. Ethical questions related ... and biotechnology," Campbell said. But biotechnology and medical ethics will not be the only topics discussed at the centre. Campbell said it would also study issues such as pollution and the effect ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority's secretive handling of medical misconduct damages trust in public health care

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:33pm by Neville Sarony

    ... Neville Sarony Neville Sarony says the Hospital Authority's practice of keeping medical misconduct out of public view creates unnecessary doubts about the professional standards of our public doctors Adverse reaction The failure of the Hospital Authority to refer a single case of potential misconduct to the Medical Council for investigation in the past two years ...

  5. Medical workers' first ethical obligation is to treat the sick

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Ombudsman appears to overlook the fact that doctors and medical staff have an ethical duty and obligation not to turn away sick people in need of urgent medical assistance, and the suggestion ... are not entitled to subsidised medical treatment ('Non-residents costing HK, Ombudsman says', January 29). Frontline staff in these departments are already under immense pressure from the sheer ...

  6. Slippery slope of medical ethics

    Posted Nov 30th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... This is especially the case with technically tricky and sometimes ethically complex work, such as stem-cell research. It's true that at the end of the day the benefits may prove disappointing. But you ... to admit to having crossed an ethical line, and stepped down as head of the World Stem Cell Hub in Seoul. Even so, his countrymen are standing by him. What's notable is that such a high level ...

  7. Doctor told to improve his ethics

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A doctor was yesterday ordered to learn more about professional ethics or be barred from practising for three months for issuing fake medical receipts. The Medical Council suspended the sentence for one year on general practitioner Thomas Wu provided he gained 10 points of continuous medical education on professional ethics. This means he has to devote about 10 hours ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Advance directives on medical treatments likely to catch on

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by Richard Lord

    ... the Medical Council of Hong Kong's ethics committee looked into advance directives, it found the whole issue so thorny that it recommended a statutory framework to make it less legally ambiguous. ... a patient can decide touch on medical ethics. "Intravenous fluid is a life-sustaining treatment, but some doctors think it's a basic human right," says Lam. "So if the patient ...

  9. NAB BushRangers defeats Winner Medical Kings in debut Principal Standard League appearance

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:38pm by Contributor

    ... Contributor NAB BushRangers’ debut appearance in the Principal Standard League against Winner Medical Kings won them 3 points in the title chase.  The Bushrangers, sponsored by the National Australia Bank, has five players inherited from the previous AHC Team proved they are one of the contenders for the league title.  Winner Medical Kings retains four players from last ...

  10. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    China Renji Medical Group finalises 2 for 1 rights issue

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:22pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Medical centre management company China Renji Medical Group on Tuesday finalised a two for one rights issue to help finance future expansion ... will be reserved for future investments, China Renji wrote in a stock exchange announcement. The rights issue is priced at 27 Hong Kong cents a share. The company operates 14 medical check-up centres based ...




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