Issues in Law & Medicine

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, Fall

Brief of Ronald Dworkin, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, John Rawls, Thomas Scanlon, and Judith Jarvis Thomson as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents
[2] Interest of the Amici Curiae Amici are six moral and political philosophers who differ on many issues of public morality and policy. Ihey are united, however, in their conviction that respect for fundamental principles of liberty and justice,...
Kevin Sampson V. State of Alaska
Order Denying the Plaintiffs' Motion For Summary Judgment and Granting The Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Introduction This court is asked to rule on the constitutionality of the State of Alaska's criminal prohibition against physician...
Narrating Genetic Disabilities: Social Constructs, Medical Treatment, and Public Policy
ABSTRACT: The article compares three memoirs of genetically based disability: Lisa Roney's sweet, invisible body, Georgina Kleege's Sight Unseen, and Alice Wexler's Mapping Fate. The essay explores the tension between the narrow and the broad construction...
Physician-Assisted Suicide and Public Virtue: A Reply to the Liberty Thesis of "The Philosophers' Brief"
ABSTRACT: The "Philosophers' Brief," penned by six of today's most influential philosophers, was submitted as an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court as it prepared to consider the cases of Washington v. Glucksberg and Vacco v. Quill. It set precedent...
The Healing Profession Needs Healers: The Crisis in Medical Education
ABSTRACT: In this article, Dean and professor Albert E. Gunn explains that there is something wrong with the medical profession today. The lack of opposition by physicians to current practices that contravene basic human nature is disturbing. Gunn...