Mass Incarceration, Public Health, and COVID-19 in the US

By Glenda Xu. Covid-19 is the defining health crisis of our time. In the US, a formidable - and rapidly deteriorating - challenge lies in the mass populations incarcerated in correctional facilities. In UCL Bioethics and Medical Law Society’s most recent event, Dr Meghan Novisky, assistant professor of Criminology at Cleveland State University, explores these … Continue reading Mass Incarceration, Public Health, and COVID-19 in the US

Euthanasia and Psychiatric Patients – A Curse in Disguise?

By Celia Esteban Serna. On 17th December, Spanish Lawmakers passed a bill allowing euthanasia and assisted suicide. An appeal to moral philosophy to evaluate the ethics of euthanasia is beyond the scope of this article. Instead, we do so by measuring its potential impact on psychiatric clinical practice. Some of the requirements for individuals to … Continue reading Euthanasia and Psychiatric Patients – A Curse in Disguise?

Young People and Ethical Mental Health Interventions

By Blanca. On November 23rd, we were honoured to host Dr. Gabriela Pavarini, from the Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society Research Group (NEUROSEC) at the University of Oxford. The event was a unique opportunity to discuss the role young people play in the development of mental health interventions and policy, and how the cutting-edge research carried … Continue reading Young People and Ethical Mental Health Interventions

The Ethics of Human Cloning

By Zara Hamzah Sendut. A Brief Background on Cloning Following the first successful cloning of Dolly the Sheep in 1996, serious ethical concerns have been raised regarding the future possibility of human reproductive cloning. In 2005, the United Nations adopted its Declaration on Human Cloning to inhibit further pursuit of its development, briefly stating that … Continue reading The Ethics of Human Cloning