Issues in Law & Medicine

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

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 3, Spring

Brent Rooney et Al., Does Induced Abortion Account for Racial Disparity in Preterm Births, and Violate the Nuremberg Code?
Brent Rooney et al., Does Induced Abortion Account for Racial Disparity in Preterm Births, and Violate the Nuremberg Code? 13 J. Am. Phys. & Surg. 102 (2008). Between 1980 and 2005, the U.S. preterm birth (PTB) rate increased by 43 percent (from...
E. Bryon et Al., Nurses' Attitudes towards Artificial Food or Fluid Administration in Patients with Dementia and in Terminally 111 Patients: A Review of the Literature
E. Bryon et al., Nurses' Attitudes Towards Artificial Food or Fluid Administration in Patients with Dementia and in Terminally 111 Patients: A Review of the Literature, 34 J. Med. Ethics 431 (2009). End-of-life decisions often concern withholding...
Euthanasia Policy and Practice in Belgium: Critical Observations and Suggestions for Improvement
This article investigates and discusses the practice of euthanasia in Belgium. Its methodology is based on critical review of the literature supplemented by interviews I conducted in Belgium with leading scholars and practitioners in February 2003...
Franklin G. Miller & Robert D. Truog, Rethinking the Ethics of Vital Organ Donations
Franklin G. Miller & Robert D. Truog, Rethinking the Ethics of Vital Organ Donations, Hastings Center Rep., Nov.-Dec, 2008, at 38. Although firmly entrenched, the moral status quo of vital organ donation poses a dilemma. On the one hand, the...
K. J. Kaplan et Al., Zenoism, Depression and Attitudes toward Suicide and Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Moderating Effects of Religiosity and Gender
K. J. Kaplan et al., Zenoism, Depression and Attitudes Toward Suicide and Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Moderating Effects of Religiosity and Gender, 24 Ethics & Med. 167 (2008). A misfortune may be seen by a person as a singular event lacking...
Preface
The featured article in this edition of Issues in Law & Medicine, by professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor, D.Phil., provides a critical review of euthanasia policy and practice in Belgium. The article opens with some background information and context...
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