Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, Fall

Bioethics in Liberal Regimes: A Review of the President's Council
AbstractOn August 9, 2001, President George W. Bush announced his much anticipated decision on the use of federal funds for research involving embryonic stem cells.1 At the same time the President also announced the creation of the President's Council...
Can Grey Voxels Resolve Neuroethical Dilemmas?
GREY MATTERSAdvances in noninvasive medical imaging have opened new windows into the living brain.Like observatories pointed inward, modern brain scanners routinely capture breathtaking images of the gyral swirls and neuronal clusters that underlie human...
Ectogenesis: Artificial Womb Technology and the Future of Human Reproduction
Ectogenesis: Artificial Womb Technology and the Future of Human Reproduction Scott Gelfand and John R. Shook, Editors. New York: Rodolpi B.V., 2006. ISBN-10: 90-420-20814; 197 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $55.00As our culture makes rapid technological progress...
Goals of Medicine in the Course of History and Today: A Study in the History and Philosophy of Medicine
Goals of Medicine in the Course of History and Today: A Study in the History and Philosophy of Medicine Kurt Fleischhauer and Göran Hermerén. Stockholm, Sweden: Almqvist & Wiksell International, Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien (The...
In Memoriam: Harold O. J. Brown (1933-2007)
Many readers of this journal will have known Harold O. J. (Joe) Brown. His passing after a long fight with cancer, on July 8, 2007, at the age of 74, leaves a chasm not only in the hearts of those who loved him, but also in the work of bioethics.At the...
Ordinary and Extraordinary Means of Treatment
AbstractThere are times when life-sustaining treatments can be legitimately withheld or withdrawn. Traditionally, in the Roman Catholic Church, but in other Christian denominations as well, the distinction between ordinary (proportionate) and extraordinary...
Permissibility to Stop Off-Label Use of Expensive Drug Treatment for Child?
CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMASEditor's Note: The following consultation report is based on a real clinical dilemma that led to a request for an ethics consultation. Some details have been changed to preserve patient privacy. The goal of this column is to address...
Preaching Eugenics
Preaching Eugenics Christine Rosen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-19-515679; 296 PAGES, HARDCOVER, $37.50"WWJD? What Would Jesus Do?" Only a few years ago, this slogan emblazoned bracelets and book covers. One would hardly have realized...
The Meaning of Human Sexuality According to Karol Wojtyla and Sigmund Freud
AbstractIn answering the question 'What is human sexuality all about?' the article presents the secular ideas of Sigmund Freud and the religious ideal of John Paul II as published in his book, The Theology of the Body: Human Love in the Divine Plan....
Witches, Westerners, and HIV: AIDS and Cultures of Blame in Africa
Witches, Westerners, and HIV: AIDS and Cultures of Blame in Africa Alexander Rodlach. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2006. ISBN 1-59874-034-2; 258 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $29.95"A witch's curse, an imperialist conspiracy, a racist plot..." So begins...