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Ethical attitudes on human cloning among professionals in Taiwan and the policy implications for regulation

Ethical attitudes on human cloning among professionals in Taiwan and the policy implications for regulation Che-Ming Yang Abstract: This research focused on understanding the attitudes toward human cloning in Taiwan among professionals in healthcare, law, and religion. Design: The study was conducted utilizing a structured questionnaire. Participants: 220 healthcare professionals from two regional hospitals located […]

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Ethical considerations in the life of a child with Down syndrome

Ethical considerations in the life of a child with Down syndrome Siegfried M. Pueschel Ethical Considerations in the Life of a Child with Down Syndrome Ethical concerns have been with mankind since the dawn of civilization, and physicians have faced ethical questions relating to various clinical situations throughout history. In particular, ethical and moral issues […]

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Preston v. Meriter Hospital in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin

Preston v. Meriter Hospital in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Barry A. Bostrom HOLDING: When a baby is born in a hospital birthing center, the newborn has come to the “emergency department” for purposes of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Thus, the hospital must provide “an appropriate medical screening examination” to […]

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Emergence and Origin of a Modern Pandemic

History of AIDS: Emergence and Origin of a Modern Pandemic The author, Mirko D. Grmek, a world renowned authority on AIDS, presents the story of the AIDS virus and its subsequent development into a virulent, fatal disease that has become an international epidemic. Several narratives overlap in this compelling work. One is the coexistence of […]

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Emotional and psychological effects of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia on participating physicians

Emotional and psychological effects of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia on participating physicians Kenneth R. Stevens, Jr. Abstract: This is a review and evaluation of medical and public literature regarding the reported emotional and psychological effects of participation in physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia on the involved physicians. Materials and Methods: Articles in medical journals, legislative […]