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Italian National Bioethics Committee

 

Versione italiana -Italian version

Opinions and Responses

Year 2017

  • Ethical Issues in Genome Editing using Crispr/Cas9
    23 February 2017

  • A call for safeguarding the National Health Service
    (abstract) (testo completo) (.pdf)
    26 January 2017 

Year 2016

  • Information and Communication Technologies and Big Data: bioethical issues
    (abstract) (testo completo) (.pdf)
    25 november 2016
  • Managing “Incidental Findings” in genomic investigations with new technology platforms
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    17 March 2016
  • Deep and continuous palliative sedation in the imminence of death
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    29 January 2016

Year 2015

  • Mobile Health Apps: bioethical aspects
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    28 May 2015
  • The bioethical implications of medical restraints
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    24 April 2015
  • Single patient care and non-validated treatments (the so-called "compassionate use").
    Accompanied by a juridical note
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    27 February 2015

Year 2014

  • Bioethical considerations for involuntary exchange of embryos
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    11 July 2014
  • Dementia and Alzheimer disease: ethical issues
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    20 June 2014
  • Pediatric biobanks
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    11 April 2014
  • Lifestyles and Health Protection
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    20 March 2014
  • Concerning bioethical issues raised by  Article 13, Law No. 96 of August 6, 2013,  “Criteria in view of a Governmental Decree for the fulfillment of Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of September 22, 2010”
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    24 January 2014

Year 2013

Year 2012

  • Clinical trials in adult or minor patients who are unable to give informed consent in emergency situations
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    16 october 2012
  • Food animal production and animal welfare
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    28 September 2012
  • On the communication of the National Health System to patients on the costs of health services.
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    28 September 2012
  • Conscientious objection and bioethics
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    12 July 2012

  • Bioethical aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
    21 June 2012

    (abstract) (complete text)(.pdf)

Year 2011

  • Orphan drugs for persons affected by rare diseases
    25 november 2011

    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
  • Knowing one’s biological origins in heterologous medically assisted procreation
    25 november 2011

    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
  • Pharmacological trials in developing countries
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    27 May 2011
  • Note on the pharmacist's conscientious objection to the sale of emergency contraceptive products
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    25 February 2011

Year 2010

Year 2009

  • Alternative methods, ethics committees and conscientious objection  to animal testing
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    18 December 2009
  • Chimeras and hybrids, with specific attention to cytoplasmic hybrids
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    26 June 2009
  • Bioethical problems in clinical trials with non-inferiority design (abstract) (complete text )(.pdf)
    24 April 2009

Year 2008

Year 2007

  • The destiny of embryos resulting from medically assisted procreation (MAP) and not complying with the conditions for implantation
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    26 October 2007

Year 2006

Year 2005

  • Assistance to pregnant women and post-partum depression
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    16 December 2005
  • Adoption for the birth of criopreserved and residual embryos obtained by medically assisted procreation MAP
    (abstract) (complete text)(.pdf)
    18 November 2005
  • Bioethical problems concerning the use of animals in activities linked to human health and well-being
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    21 October 2005
  • Nourishment and hydration of patients in persistent vegetative state
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    30 September 2005
  • Bioethical remarks on the so-called “ootides”
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    15 July 2005
  • Bioethics in dentistry
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    24 June 2005
  • Opinion on “the cellular therapy of Huntington's disease through the implantation of foetal neurons”
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    20 May 2005
  • Alternative medicine and the problem of informed consent
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    18 March 2005

Year 2004

  • Precautionary principle: bioethical philosophical and legal aspects
    (abstract) (complete text)(.pdf)
    18 June 2004
  • The use for research purposes of cell lines h1 and h9 deriving from human embryos
    16 July 2004
  • Note on emergency contraception
    28 May 2004

Year 2003

Year 2002

  • Opinion of NBC on the draft protocol on human genetics
    (abstract) (comple text) (.pdf)
    6 March 2002

Year 2001

  • Aims, risks and limits of medicine
    (abstract) (complete text)(.pdf)
    14 December 2001
  • Ethical and juridical considerations on the use of biotechnologies
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    30 November 2001
  • Bioethics and veterinary science, animal well-being and human health
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    30 November 2001
  • Guidelines for Ethics Committees in Italy
    (abstract)
    13 July 2001
  • Violent acts, media and children
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    25 May 2001
  • Bioethical guidelines for equal access to healthcare
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    25 May 2001
  • Pain therapy: bioethical guidelines
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    30 March 2001

Year 2000

Year 1999

  • NBC opinion on the European protocol on biomedical research
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    19 November 1999
  • Bioethical guidelines for genetic testing
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    19 November 1999
  • NBC opinion on the proposal for a moratorium on human xenotransplantation clinical trials
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    19 November 1999
  • Statement on the children's right to a non-polluted environment
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    24 September 1999
  • NBC opinion on the Council of Europe White Paper on the treatment of mentally-ill patients
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    24 September 1999

Year 1998

  • The bioethical issue of non voluntary sterilization
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    20 November 1998
  • Circumcision: bioethics outline
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    25 September 1998
  • Youth suicide as a bioethical problem
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    17 July 1998
  • Ethics, health care system and resources
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    17 July 1998
  • Pregnancy and childbirth from the bioethical standpoint
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    17 April 1998
  • Bioethical issues in a multiethnic society
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    16 January 1998

Year 1997

  • The bioethical problem of the kidney transplant from a non-blood related living donor
    (abstract) (complete text)(.pdf)
    17 October 1997
  • Cloning
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    17 October 1997
  • Childhood and the environment
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    18 July 1997
  • Animal testing and health of living beings
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    8 July 1997
  • Ethics Committees in Italy: recent issues
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    18 April 1997
  • NBC opinions on the “Convention for the protection of human rights and biomedicine” Council of Europe and on the “Preliminary draft of the universal declaration on the human genome and human rights” UNESCO
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    21 February 1997

Year 1996

Year 1995

  • Coming to life
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    15 December 1995
  • Ethical aspects of electroconvulsive therapy
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    22 September 1995
  • Vaccinations
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    22 September 1995
  • Bioethics and the environment
    21 September 1995
  • End-of-life issues in bioethics
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    14 July 1995
  • Medically assisted fertilization – Documents by the National Bioethics Committee
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    17 February 1995

Year 1994

  • Medically assisted procreation techniques. Synthesis and conclusions
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    17 June 1994
  • Human genome project
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    18 March 1994
  • Bioethics with childhood
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    22 January 1994
  • Organ transplants in childhood
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    21 January 1994

Year 1993

  • Report on the patentability of living organisms
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    19 November 1993

Year 1992

  • Drug experimentation
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    17 November 1992
  • Prenatal diagnosis
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    18 July 1992
  • Information and consent related to medical acts
    (abstract) (complete text) (.pdf)
    20 June 1992
  • Ethics committees
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    27 February 1992

Year 1991

  • Organ donation for transplantation purposes
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    7 October 1991
  • Bioethics and education in the health care system
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    7 September 1991
  • Document on the safety of biotechnology
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    28 May 1991
  • Issues related to the collection and treatment of human seminal plasma for diagnostic purposes
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    5 May 1991
  • Opinion on the resolution proposal concerning assistance to terminally ill patients
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    30 April 1991
  • Gene therapy
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    15 February 1991
  • Definition and detection of human death
    (abstract) (.pdf)
    15 February 1991

 

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