Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer

12th Annual Conference on Bioethics: Genetic Reproductive Ethics
The Scientific Cutting Edge & the Everyday Healthcare ChallengesJuly 14-16, 2005A conference, seminars, and institutes on bioethicsA major national/international conference providing participants with the latest information on where technologies...
Applying Theological Developments to Bioethical Issues Such as Genetic Screening
AbstractCatholic movements within the centre of Roman Catholic doctrine recently have discussed Trinitarian theology as applied to sciences, arts, economics, health and other social areas. We explore the possibilities Trinitarian theology offers to bioethical...
Can Artificial Techniques Supply Morally Neutral Human Embryos for Research?
AbstractAmidst controversy surrounding research on human embryos, biotechnology has conceived a substitute in the artificial human embryo. We examine the claim that novel embryos constructed artificially should be exempt from ethical restraints appropriate...
Ethics & Medicine: Clinical Ethics Dilemmas
Editor's note: With this case discussion, we begin a new feature for Ethics & Medicine. Each column will present a case that poses an ethical dilemma for patients, families and healthcare professionals. The scenario will be based on a real case,...
Euthanasia versus Letting Die: Christian Decision-Making in Terminal Patients
AbstractUtilitarianism and quality-of-life considerations have increased the pressure to devalue life in terminal situations, leading to ethical confusion among caregivers. Where is the balance between a commitment to life and a commonsense willingness...
Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Biomedical Ethics
Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Biomedical Ethics Andreas-Holger Maehle and Johanna Geyer-Kordesch, Editors Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2002 ISBN 0-7546-1529-4, 159 PP., HARDCOVER, $69.95, £42.50This volume is a contribution to the 'Ashgate...
In the News
UN passes declaration favoring human cloning banThe United Nations recently passed a declaration opposing all forms of human cloning as "incompatible with human dignity." This declaration was supported by the United States and led by Costa Rica. The...
The Image of God in All People: A Sermon regarding Inheritable Genetic Modifications in Human Beings
The Image of God in All People: A Sermon Regarding Inheritable Genetic Modifications in Human BeingsGenesis 1:26-31 (author's translation)And God said, "Let us make humanity in our image, with our resemblance, and let them have dominion over the fish...
The Return of Eugenics
Author of the Father Brown mysteries and political essayist G. K. Chesterton perceptively said, 'We can be almost certain of being wrong about the future, if we are wrong about the past'. The American eugenics movement is one of those historical epochs...
When Does Human Life Begin?
Many arguments put forward for when human life begins. To simplify the debate, some claim human life begins at fertilization, while others say that human life begins at implantation. While both events are significant in the early development of human...