Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring

Anti-Aging, Rights and Human Nature
AbstractThis paper examines the moral arguments offered by the most prominent figure in the anti-aging movement, Aubrey de Grey, and find the arguments lacking. De Grey's understanding of moral rights is confused and incoherent. Furthermore, although...
Ethical Dilemmas in Triage: A Perspective from the Jewish Philosophical Tradition
AbstractTriage is a system for deciding which patient to treat first in an acute setting. It divides patients into three groups: those who can wait, those who can be saved with timely treatment and those unlikely to survive despite treatment This article...
Is It Permissible to Forgo Emergent Restorative Surgery in This Case?
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...
On Referring
AbstractIn this essay, I examine the practice of a physician's referring patients to other healthcare providers for medical treatments the performing of which would violate the referring physician's conscience. I argue that, in some cases, but not all,...
Pleasing Desires or Pleasing Wishes? a New Approach to Health Definition
AbstractIt is difficult for caregivers to have clear awareness of their aim, health, because the present WHO definition of health has widely been criticised as utopian and misleading. It might be helpful to consider health as the realisation of our desires,...
Till We Have Minds
GREY MATTERSNothing is yet in its true form.C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces1A panel of Princeton University scientists recently gathered together to deliberate "whether strong religious belief can coexist with reliance on science."2 Constraining their...