Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall

An Ethical Analysis of the Harm Reduction Approach to Prostitution
AbstractProstitution has been found to be a major factor in the global spread of HIV/AIDS, especially in Africa and Asia. Over the past several years, millions of dollars have been funneled into programs that seek to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS by providing...
Complicity and Stem Cell Research: Countering the Utilitarian Argument
Once the principle of universal human rights and dignity is broken, the weak will always risk suffering at the hands of the powerful. It is a situation that we all should want to avoid.1IntroductionThe value placed on human life in all its stages of...
How Much Brain Do I Need to Be Human?
Some time ago on a hospital ethics committee consult, the patient was an anencephalic child, born in the hospital's NICU The physician had brought the case to the committee and held the view that no symptoms should be treated aggressively. One of the...
The Rights and Responsibilities of Pregnant Women
Editor's Note: The goal of this column is to address ethical dilemmas faced by patients, families and healthcare professionals, offering careful analysis and recommendation s th at are con sistent with biblical s tan dards. Th e following ethical analysis...
The Synapse and Other Gaps
Gaps are among the most meaningful of nonentities. Despite their emptiness, they do not reduce to nothingness, for they are defined by their relationship to something else. A gap, depending on the context and one's viewpoint, might be regarded as a vacant...
Zenoism, Depression and Attitudes toward Suicide and Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Moderating Effects of Religiosity and Gender
AbstractA misfortune may be seen by a person as a singular event or may be over-interpreted as Zeno the Stoic did, as a "sign" of cosmic proportion (zenoizing). This tendency to "zenoize" paradoxically provides a meaning structure which may be missing...