Tell John McCain Not to Fight His Cancer?

By Nancy Valko Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. is an influential ethicist who recently wrote a Medscape (password protected) article titled “Don’t Tell John McCain to Fight his Cancer” after the news broke about Sen. McCain’s brain cancer and many of his colleagues and others encouraged him to fight hard against his cancer. Caplan does acknowledge that …

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Forced Plug Pulling Coming?

By Wesley J. Smith Oh, oh. NYU Bioethicist Art Caplan seems to suggest–in the context of a story about former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon–that we should not maintain people like Terri Schiavo and others, who are either in a persistent vegetative or minimally conscious state, this even though new research suggests that at least …

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