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The degree of physician control

Suicide, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in men versus women around the world: The degree of physician control Kaplan, Kalman J The issue of whether or not to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS) has been front and center as a public policy issue around the world. Unfortunately, much of the debate regarding this issue has been ideological […]

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Why the future doesn’t need us

Why the future doesn’t need us Joy, Bill From the moment I became involved in the creation of new technologies, their ethical dimensions have concerned me, but it was only in the autumn of 1998 that I became anxiously aware of how great are the dangers facing us in the 21st century. I can date […]

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The historical “cousinage” of eugenics and infanticide, The

New Eugenics and the newborn: The historical “cousinage” of eugenics and infanticide, The Mortimer, David P Nearly five months after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Roe v. Wade decision, striking down all state abortion prohibition statutes, a renowned pediatric surgeon gave the commencement address at Wheaton College. It was an address that was […]

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A History of Modern Moral Philosophy, The

Invention of Autonomy: A History of Modern Moral Philosophy, The Fletcher, David B The Invention of Autonomy: A History of Modern Moral Philosophy J. B. Schneewind Cambridge, U. K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997 ISBN: 0-521-47399-3; xv + 648 pp., hardcover $74.95, paper $27.95 Many who work in bioethics are frustrated by the […]

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Towards a Theology of Procreative Stewardship

Reproductive Technology: Towards a Theology of Procreative Stewardship Sutton, Agneta Reproductive Technology: Towards a Theology of Procreative Stewardship Brent Waters Trowbridge, Wiltshire: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2001 vi + 148 pp. paperback, 18.95. As an alternative to the libertarian approach towards medically assisted conception, which is dominant in the Anglo-Saxon world, Brent Waters offers an […]

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BRAINS, ETHICS, AND ELECTIVE SURGERIES: EMERGING ETHICS CONSULTATION

BRAINS, ETHICS, AND ELECTIVE SURGERIES: EMERGING ETHICS CONSULTATION Ford, Paul J Abstract Increasingly 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 decisions with considerable time sensitivity. Ethical deliberations about elective surgical procedures do not fit […]

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Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race

War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race DeBaets, Amy Michelle War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race Edwin Black New York: Four Wall Eight Windows, 2003 ISBN 1-56858-258-7, 550 PP., HARDCOVER, $27 In War Against the Weak, Edwin Black outlines the history of […]

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LETHAL INJECTION: THE MEDICAL CHARADE

LETHAL INJECTION: THE MEDICAL CHARADE Groner, Jonathan I How in God’s name can there be a showing of cruel and unusual punishment by the insertion of a medically accepted device to inject a fluid into the body? -Daniel J. Porter, District Attorney, State of Georgia v. Michael Wayne Nance Introduction Lethal injection-the intravenous administration of […]

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How the Terminology Affects the Politics, The

Language of Cloning: How the Terminology Affects the Politics, The DeBaets, Amy Michelle With the recent passing of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his wife Nancy Reagan joined an unusual coalition of Republicans and Democrats, such has Orrin Hatch and Diane Feinstein, in calling for expanded federal funding […]

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MEANING OF HUMAN SEXUALITY ACCORDING TO KAROL WOJTYLA AND SIGMUND FREUD, THE

MEANING OF HUMAN SEXUALITY ACCORDING TO KAROL WOJTYLA AND SIGMUND FREUD, THE Sealey, Margaret Abstract In answering the question ‘What is human sexuality all about?’ the article presents the secular ideas of Sigmund Freud and the religious ideal of John Paul II as published in his book, The Theology of the Body: Human Love in […]