Ethics & Medicine

Ethics & Medicine is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer

Assisted Procreation: Too Little Consideration for the Babies?
AbstractRecent studies have revealed much higher risks of cerebral palsy and malformations in babies conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) than in babies conceived naturally. Here we question whether parents can legitimately accept this risk on behalf...
Attending Children (a Doctor's Education)
Attending Children (a doctor's education) Margaret E. Mohrmann Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2005 ISBN 1-58901-054-X; 209 PAGES, CLOTH, £17.95Do you remember, as a child, how you enjoyed being told stories?Well then, grab this book,...
At the Beginning of Life: Dilemmas in Theological Bioethics
At the Beginning of Life: Dilemmas in Theological Bioethics Edwin C. Hui. Downers Grove: IVP, 2002. ISBN 0-8038-2667-X; 416 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $23.95Edwin Hui, a professor of biomedical ethics and Christianity, presents a technically informed and sophisticated...
Cordelia Taylor, R.N.: Healthcare Heroine
The night that Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, Cordelia Taylor joined a march in downtown Milwaukee, and in a fit of anger, threw a rock through a department store window.It seemed like glass fell for an hour... It came to me clearly that I...
Direct-to-Consumer Online Genetic Testing and the Four Principles: An Analysis of the Ethical Issues
AbstractThe development of genetic tests marketed and sold direct-to-consumers (DTC) via the internet raises moral concerns and debate about their appropriateness and ethical and clinical significance. These tests are offered for a wide range of diseases...
Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine Donna L. Dickenson, Editor. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-521-6647-81; 353 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $60Once upon a time there was a special kind of physician - an "obstetrician" - charged with...
Exploring Ethical Justification for Self-Demand Amputation
AbstractSelf-demand amputees are persons who need to have one or more healthy limbs or digits amputated to fit the way they see themselves. They want to rid themselves of a limb that they believe does not belong to their body-identity. The obsessive...
Fifty Years after the Declaration: The United Nations' Record on Human Rights
Fifty Years After the Declaration: The United Nations' Record on Human Rights Teresa Wagner and Leslie Carbone, Editors. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Inc; and Oxford, UK: Cumnor Hill, 2001. ISBN 0-7618-1842-1; 162 PAGES, PAPERBACK,...
Hands off Our Ovaries - A New Movement and Manifesto
A new movement is growing that is bringing together pro-life and pro-choice advocates to support women's health by calling for "a moratorium on egg extraction for research purposes until such time as global discourse and scientific research yields information...
In the News
Adult Stem Cell AdvancesMenstrual blood has been recently found by researchers in Japan to be a good source of stem cells. The stem cells from young women's menstrual blood were discovered in significant quantities, approximately 30 times more than stem...
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine Stuart White and Timothy Baldwin. Cambridge, UK; New York, NY; Melbourne, Australia; Madrid, Spain; and Cape Town, South Africa: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN...
Lifelines
Lifelines Muriel R. Gillick, M. D. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. ISBN 0-393-32241-6; 265 PARES, PAPERBACK, $13.95.This well written book "seeks to help the frail elderly and their families cope with their condition by describing some of...
Nanotechnology Update
Advances in nanotechnology raise significant worker safety questions - no federal or state worker protection laws currently on the books specifically cover the issues raised by nanotechnology. Potential toxicity problems exist where there are particles...
Neuroscience, Nuance, and Neuroethics
GREY MATTERSA primary task of ethics is to recognize valid distinctions in the face of uncertainty concerning moral obligations. When wrestling with life's toughest questions, facts are often incompletely accessible or their interpretations ambiguous....
Supporting Organ Transplantation in Non-Resident Aliens within Limits
AbstractIt is common knowledge that the supply of cadaveric organs does not meet demand. This shortage is often used as ethical argument against transplantation in Non-Resident Aliens; however, this fact in isolation does not present a comprehensive...