Iain Brassington

About/Bio

Iain Brassington is a senior lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Manchester. A philosopher rather than a lawyer, his research covers many areas of applied ethics, primarily in bioethics and at the intersection of medical ethics and medical law. He is programme director of the campus-based MA, LLM, and MSc degrees in Healthcare Ethics and Law, and teaches jurisprudence and legal ethics to undergraduates. Since 2016, he has served as a member of the British Medical Association's medical ethics committee.

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Charlie Gard: An Ethical Analysis of a Legal non-Problem

For those with an internet connection and an interest in current affairs, the story of Charlie Gard been hard to avoid recently. A decent précis is available here; but it’s worth rehearsing. Shortly after his birth, Charlie’s health began to deteriorate, and he was diagnosed with a terminal and incurable mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. By…

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