The DNAge

A question raised recently is “Do we have a moral obligation as a society to ensure that genetic engineering is pursued or should we do everything possible to ensure that we do not open Pandora’s Box?” my answer “I simply do not care”. This is very subjective and biased though as my answer is only …

How can I respect the autonomie of somebody with the status “incapacitated”?

Some years ago, i was treating a 28-yeard old man with status after a brain injury. From a medical point of view physiotherapy was necessary, but the patient resists the therapy (verbal and physical). The patient had the status of "incapacitated" cause of the cognitive deficits as a result of the brain injury. The parents …

Can we care only?

In Switzerland, still physiotherapy has to be perscribed by the doctor in order to be paid by health insurance. The amount of sessions is regulated and if it exceeds the "normal" amount for a diagnosis the doctor has to define why physiotherapy is still needed. I had a case in private practice where I had …

surrogate motherhood

What do you think about surrogate motherhood? Is surrogate motherhood ethical justifiable, if a woman can’t get birth to a child? In Switzerland it’s forbidden. How is it in your country? Thx for your comments and thoughts.