Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring

Capitulation to a Patient's Demands
CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMASEditor's Note: This column presents a problematic case that poses a medical-ethical dilemma for patients, families, and healthcare professionals. As it is based on a real case, some details have been changed in the effort to maintain...
Forced Sterilization of Native Americans: Later Twentieth Century Physician Cooperation with National Eugenic Policies?
Many consider their plight an "archetypal" genocide. Others posit, however, that every essential characteristic of genocide has already been realized throughout their tragic history. A short summary of activities qualifying for genocide, each directed...
Genes, Jobs, and Justice: Occupational Medicine Physicians and the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Genetic Testing in the Workplace
AbstractThe application of new genetic technologies in the workplace not only holds the promise of improving worker health and safety but also raises significant ethical, legal, and social issues which could have serious adverse effects on workers, including...
Human Dignity and Biomedicine
Arguably, one of the best extended contemporary discussions of human dignity and its implications for biomedicine was commissioned under President George W. Bush and convened by his President's Council on Bioethics. The council's two reports, Being Human...
Is Ageing Bad for Us?
AbstractIt is often argued that advancing the development of life extension technologies and engaging in what is referred to as the 'crusade against ageing' is of the utmost importance because ageing is clearly bad for us and death an obvious evil. The...
Reviving Evangelical Ethics: The Promises and Pitfalls of Classic Models of Morality
Reviving Evangelical Ethics: The Promises and Pitfalls of Classic Models of Morality Wyndy Corbin Reuschling. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-58743-189-0; 188 PAGES, PAPER, $22.99Given the way evangelicalism is viewed by many today -...
Teleology, Embryonic Personhood, and Stem Cell Research
The Necessity and Irreducibility of TeleologyFrom Aristotle to Darwin, philosophers and biologists have recognized that there is a principle of teleology inherent in biological entities. Aristotle, in his Parts of Animals, claims,The causes concerned...
The Evolution Controversy: A Survey of Competing Theories
The Evolution Controversy: A Survey of Competing Theories Thomas B. Fowler and Daniel Kuebler. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007. ISBN 0-8010-3174-5; 384 PAGES, PAPER, $28.00The relationship between faith and science has been the subject of debate...
The Practice of Telemedicine: Medicolegal and Ethical Issues
AbstractGenerally, the medicolegal position of doctors in telemedicine (TM) consults is similar to telephone, fax, email, or communications by letters. All these amount to the provision of advice from a distance but where the usual standards of care...
Turning a Blind Eye: An Ethical Assessment
GREY MATTERSIf you say, "But we knew nothing about this, " does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?-Proverbs 24:12aThe phrase "to turn a blind eye" means to deliberately refuse to acknowledge something that one knows to be true. Etymologists credit...