Issues in Law & Medicine

Journal covering legal and ethical issues in the delivery of medical care.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, Summer

Abortion Decisions and the Duty to Screen: Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Implications of Predictive Risk Factors of Post-Abortion Maladjustment
David C. Reardon, Abortion Decisions and the Duty to Screen: Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Implications of Predictive Risk Factors of Post-Abortion Maladjustment, 20 J. CONTEMPORARY HEALTH L. & POLICY 33 (2003).It is important to realize, from the...
Artificial Hydration and Nutrition for the PVS Patient: Ordinary Care or Extraordinary Intervention?
Joseph Torchia, Artificial Hydration and Nutrition for the PVS Patient: Ordinary Care or Extraordinary Intervention? 3 NAT'L CATH. BIOETHICS Q. 719 (2003).Does artificial hydration and nutrition (AHN) constitute ordinary care or extraordinary medical...
Ethical Concerns of American Evangelical Christians Relative to Genetic Interventions and the Human Genome Project
John Jefferson Davis, Ethical Concerns of American Evangelical Christians Relative to Genetic Interventions and the Human Genome Project, 1974 to the Present, ETHICS & MED., Spr. 2004, at 23.Sixteen different types of ethical concerns were identified...
Stem Cell Research: Prospects and Problems
Kevin D. O'Rourke, Stem Cell Research: Prospects and Problems, 4 NAT'L CATHOLIC BIOETHICS Q.289 (2004).The debate concerning the need to fund stem-cell research as a federal program has received extravagant publicity. Many prominent personalities, entertainers,...
"The Least of These": A Christian Moral Appraisal of Vital Organ
Stephen N. Nelson, "The Least of These": A Christian Moral Appraisal of Vital Organ Procurement from "Brain-Dead" Patients, ETHICS & MED., Spr. 2004, at 7.In this article, the author argues that because removal of vital organs (including heart and...
Using Pluripotent Germ Cells in Regenerative Medicine: An Ethical Alternative
Norman M. Ford, Using Pluripotent Germ Cells in Regenerative Medicine: An Ethical Alternative, 2 NAT'L. CATH. BIOETHICS Q. 697 (2003).Moral respect for human embryos should take precedence over utilitarian and pragmatic considerations of biotechnology...