Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring

Alternative Medicine and Miracles, a Grand Unified Theory
Alternative Medicine and Miracles, a Grand Unified Theory Reginald O. Crosley. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc., 2004. ISBN 0-7618-2893-1; 286 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $33.50This volume is undoubtedly the most complicated, convoluted and confusing...
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Health Care Ethics
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Health Care Ethics Drew E. Hinderer and Sara R. Hinderer. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, 2001. ISBN 0-7674-1302-4, 192 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $45.00A Multidisciplinary Approach to Health Care Ethics is a book...
Birth Control in China 1949-2000: Population Policy and Demographic Development
Birth Control in China 1949-2000: Population policy and demographic development Thomas Scharping. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. ISBN 0-7007-1154-6; 406 PAGES, HARDCOVER, $133.49China scholar Thomas Scharping brings together a wealth of...
Brains, Ethics, and Elective Surgeries: Emerging Ethics Consultation
AbstractIncreasingly health care teams seek clinical ethics advice related to patients being considered for elective neurosurgeries. Traditional clinical ethics consultations have focused on end-of-life decisions and/or hospitalized patients regarding...
Education and Practice of Medical Ethics in Bulgaria after Political and Socio-Economic Changes in the 90's
Social and economic changes in Bulgaria are a continuous process of transformation of the way of thinking, attitudes and behavours towards an open society of liberty, free-market economy and democratic values. The political events at the end of the landmark...
Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Legitimate Application of Just-War Theory?
The ProblemThere is an apparent antinomy currently present within mainline political and social conservatism that, for a variety of reasons, is continually overlooked and eschewed as obsessively abstract. Tacit dismissal of the problem will no longer...
Ethics and Genetics of Human Behaviour
A behaviour can often be defined as the conduct of a person, the manner and mode of action in which this person treats others and the way he or she responds to a stimulus.1 Characterising the behaviour of a person is therefore not a simple affair, with...
Genetics: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (Readings in Bioethics)
Genetics: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (Readings in Bioethics) Thomas A. Shannon, Editor. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005. ISBN 0-7425-3238-0; 224 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $22.95While this anthology covers a wide range of bioethics...
Neuroethics and the Person: Should Neurological and Cognitive Criteria Be Used to Define Human Value?
AbstractWithin neuroethics, functionalism attempts to define personhood by equating the concept with a set of functional, neurological and/or cognitive criteria. While this approach is often fueled by a desire to identify those traits that are distinctly...
Neuroethics: The New Frontier
July 13-15, 2006Campus of Trinity International University, Deerfield, IllinoisNothing is for sure"Nothing is for sure", said Raul Alvarez at the end of an interview on the opening night of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity conference on neuroethics....
Permissibility to Stop Man's Ventilator on His Request
Editor'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 ethical dilemmas...
Scientists, Ethics, and Public Engagement
In a refreshingly candid "point of view" piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education (October 1, 2006), the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) called for scientists to make a greater effort to get to know "their fellow...
The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank David Plotz. New York: Random House, 2005. ISBN 1-4000-6124-5; 262 PAGES, HARDCOVER, $24.95 (USA), $34.95 (CANADA)"We are on the brink of the age of genetic expectations. Soon-maybe...
The Matrix: Charting an Ethics of Inheritable Genetic Alteration
The Matrix: Charting an Ethics of Inheritable Genetic Alteration Marilyn E. Coors. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. ISBN 0-7425-1401-3; 161 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $23.95In a succinct fashion, Dr. Marilyn Coors, assistant professor of bioethics...
The Matter of the Brightened Grey
Eric Kandel, pioneer investigator of the molecular mechanisms of memory, once commented, "We are who we are in good measure because of what we have learned and what we remember."1 If grey matter forms the warp and woof of personal biography, individuality,...
Transplantation Ethics
Transplantation Ethics Robert M. Veatch. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-8784-0811-8; 427 PAGES, HARDCOVER, $29.95As professor of medical ethics at Georgetown University's Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Robert M. Veatch is an...