Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall

Clinical Ethics Case Consultation
Assessment: This infant has a condition which is lethal if left untreated, for which his parents have sought and consented to experimental treatment which has turned out to be quite burdensome to him. Discussion: Our society has mandated that handicapped...
Revisiting Reproductive Technology's Slippery Slope in the Light of the Concepts of Imago Dei, Co-Creation, and Stewardship
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord' (Gn 4:1).1 This passage together with Genesis 1:27, which states that we are created in the image of God, serve as the basis for the argument in...
The Institutional Review Board: A Critical Revisit to the Protection of Human Subjects
On May 14, 1997, President William Jefferson Clinton offered a public apology for the infamous Tuskegee Study. The 40-year U.S. Public Health Service study followed 399 African-American men with syphilis without either treatment or informed consent....
The New Medicine: Life and Death after Hippocrates (Revised Ed.)
The New Medicine: Life and Death After Hippocrates (Revised Ed.) Nigel M. de S. Cameron Highland Park, IL: The Bioethics Press, 2001 ISBN 0-89107-645-X. 187 pp., paperback, $17.95 At a recent bioethics seminar, I may have unknowingly picked up the last...
The Nurse Apprentice 1860-1977
The Nurse Apprentice 1860-1977 Ann Bradshaw Ashgate, Aldershot UK, Burlington USA, 2001 ISBN: 0 7546 0172 2, vii + 267 pp., hardback, $79.95 This is a history of the rise and fall of the British apprentice model of nursing, which was initiated by Florence...
The Unexamined Technology Is Not Worth Developing
In the face of the ethical challenges before the ever-expanding litany of biotechnologies, it is important for us to remember that biotechnology is not inherently wrong. In fact, technology, generally speaking, is a human good. Humans are technologists...
Views of Humanity and Nursing Practice: An Analysis of Nursing
Introduction The purpose of this essay is to address some of the issues in practice which arise for nurses as a consequence of their view of humanity and the model of nursing which they use, either consciously or unconsciously. The current development...
Ward Ethics: Dilemmas for Medical Students and Doctors in Training
Ward Ethics: Dilemmas for Medical Students and Doctors in Training Thomasine K. Kushner and David C. Thomasma, Editors Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 ISBN 0-521-66452-7, 265 pp., paperback, $30.00 Those of us who have followed medical ethics...
Ways of Approaching Nursing Ethics: Some Comparisons and Contrasts
Nursing ethics, along with medical ethics, business ethics, journalistic ethics, and so on, is one of the particular areas of study and concern which come under the general heading of `applied ethics'. This title, `applied ethics; has been widely employed...
Why Not Give Hippocrates a Place at the Table?
There are four methods of doing bioethics in the United States today: deductivism, principlism, casuistry, and feminism.1 The word Hippocratic is not mentioned, and the Hippocratic approach to medical ethics has been neglected. But does it have value,...