Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer

Dignity Never Been Photographed: Scientific Materialism, Enlightenment Liberalism, and Steven Pinker
Sick man lookin' for the doctor's cureLookin' at his hands for the lines that wereAnd into every masterpiece of literaturefor dignity...Someone showed me a picture and I just laughedDignity never been photographedI went into the red, went into the blackInto...
Does Alien Hand Syndrome Refute Free Will?
Neuro science opens many fascinating windows into human nature. In the quest to understand human consciousness, volition, and intentionality, there is much to learn from studying even the brain's flaws and failures.Imagine that it were possible to drive...
On the Nature of Tube Feeding: Basic Care or Medical Treatment?
AbstractFive years following the Terri Schiavo affair, and almost twenty since the issue of tube feeding first came to the national scene in the case of Nancy Cruzan, the debate over withdrawing this manner of care from patients with severe cognitive...
Physician Autonomy vs. Self-Regulation: You Can't Have One without the Other
Abstract:Physician autonomy is intricately linked with the quality of care and patient protection. Professional autonomy which gives physicians the freedom to exercise their judgment in the best interest of the patient without societal interference is...
The Christian Hippocratic Tradition in Medicine
To some people it may seem anachronistic that the aim of Ethics & Medicine is to reassert the Hippocratic consensus in medicine as seen through the lens of the JudeoChristian tradition.' What is Hippocratic medicine? As Hippocrates once stated, 'The...
The Need to Know: Disclosure of Information to Pediatric Patients
Editor'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 omitted in the effort to maintain patient confidentiality....