The Constitutional Council has been consulted in a conflict opposing the family of a patient and his medical team concerning the application of his advance directives.
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Uterus graft: A high risk ethical and medical technique
In the context of an as yet experimental protocol, a second uterus graft has just been accomplished in France at the Foch hospital in Suresnes.
End of life: The successive U-turns by the CCNE
On 13th September, during publication of instruction No. 139 by the CCNE on the end of life, according to which “there is a way for ethical application of an active assistance to die”, it is surprising to note the u-turn relative to a previous instruction on the subject dated 2013.
Euthanasia: The Belgian Law is Declared Unconstitutional, at the Expense of the Most Vulnerable?
The decision by the Belgian Constitutional Court concerning the unconstitutionality of the law dated 28th May 2002 on euthanasia raises the question of the true protection of patients.
Global Day Against Pain
Celebrated every year on the third Monday in October, the Global Day against Pain is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) which considers that the “treatment of pain and palliative care form an integral part of the right to enjoy good health.”
Abortion in the Constitution: Private Bill Rejected by the Senate
On Wednesday 19th October 2022, the Senators rejected, by 172 votes to 139, the private bill presented by the ecologist Senator Mélanie Vogel who wanted to register in the French constitution a “fundamental right for abortion and contraception”.