Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, Fall

Can A Smart Person Believe in God?
Can A Smart Person Believe In God? Michael Guillen Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2004 ISBN 0-7852-6024-2, 170 PP., HARDBACK, GBP 17.99Michael Guillen, a theoretical physicist and professing Christian, has been a science correspondent for NBC News,...
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Clinical Ethics Case Consultation
The following consultation report is based a real consultation request; some details have been changed to protect patient privacy. The goal of this column is to address ethical dilemmas faced by patients, families and healthcare professionals, offering...
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Death of John Paul II and the Basic Human Care for the Sick and the Dying1
AbstractThe death of Terri Schiavo by starvation and its sanction by some United States Courts indicates the alarming revival of the eugenics and euthanasia movement. From the legal sanction of physician-assisted suicide, the euthanasia movement now...
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From Steinem to Schlafly: Creating a Basis for Constructive Conversation on Human Sexuality
Sex seems to be the topic of the day. You read about it in magazines from Science to People Magazine. It's on all the TV talk shows. Yet it is obvious that people hold different views on human sexuality. How can we promote constructive conversation on...
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In the Wake of Terror: Medicine and Morality in a Time of Crisis
In the Wake of Terror: Medicine and Morality in a Time of Crisis Jonathan D. Moreno, Ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003 ISBN 0-262-13428-4Much has been written since 9/11 dissecting events and lessons learned to aid future planning, but little discussion...
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Patents, Royalties, and Publicly Funded Stem Cell Research
BIOTECHNOLOGY UPDATE: NEWS AND VIEWSThe debate over the public funding of human embryonic stem cell research typically covers the familiar ground of the moral status of the human embryo and is, in many ways, a rehash of the abortion debate. When the...
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Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies - and What It Means to Be Human
Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies - And What It Means to Be Human Joel Carreau. New York, NY: Doubleday, 2005.It is appropriate to mention at the outset that this review is being written in New Jersey using the...
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The Failure of Formal Rights and Equality in the Clinic: A Critique of Bioethics
This paper was written with the generous support of The US-Canada Fulbright Foundation as well as with the support of a Clarke Fellowship, Feminist Legal Theory Project, Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York, USA.AbstractFor communities which...
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The Fountain of Youth: Cultural, Scientific and Ethical Perspectives on a Biomedical Goal
The Fountain of Youth: Cultural, Scientific and Ethical Perspectives on a Biomedical Goal Stephen G Post and Robert H Binstock, Editors Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, 2004 ISBN 0-19-517008-3; 463 PP., HARDBACK £42.50This fascinating volume grew...
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UNESCO Bioethics Declaration
In October 2005, UNESCO adopted by acclimation a "Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights," the English version of which is available online at http://portal.unesco.org/shs/en/file_download.php/ b0f1e8f1dc4a4e8990faff370608cac2declaration.pdf....
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