Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring

Alone No More: Pain in Premature Children
AbstractIt is only recently that newborns have been recognised to feel pain. To avoid the drawbacks of common analgesics, alternative analgesic methods (e.g. sucking and/or oral sugar) have been proposed. We showed that these methods are of little effect...
Celebrating Two Decades of Publication
Several convergences make this issue of the journal momentous. First, as the journal goes to press, the world is awaiting confirmation of whether the Raelians-a sect that teaches that human beings were deposited on earth 25,000 years, ago by extraterrestrials-have...
Curing, Caring and Beyond: Reflections for a Clinical Ethic
There is a difference between being good at what we do, and being good. And nowhere is that distinction more significant than in the fields of medicine. Being good at what we do is bringing the technical know-how to a profession. But being good is bringing...
Holding Health Care Accountable: Law and the New Medical Marketplace
Holding Health Care Accountable: Law and the New Medical MarketplaceE. Haavi MorreimNew York: Oxford University Press, 2001ISBN 0-19 -14132-6, xvi + 320 pp., hardback, GBP 39.50The topic of this book is how legal responsibility should be apportioned...
The Conception View of Personhood: A Review
IntroductionMan's metaphysical pretensions . . . are preposterous. A miserable bit of protoplasm, full of ugly little concepts and mean little emotions - and it imagines itself important! Really, you know, that is the root of all the troubles in the...
The Fiduciary Covenantal Relationship: A Model for Physician - Patient Relationships
IntroductionThe two principle players in the delivery of health care are the physician and the patient.1 The relationship between these two suffers from the effects of societal transformation. Advances in medicine have brought about unprecedented ability...
Xenotransplantation: Animal Rights and Human Wrongs
AbstractThe first successful human-to-human organ transplant was performed in 1954 when a kidney was transferred between two identical twins. In the years since this groundbreaking operation improvements in transplant surgery and an increasing ability...