Ethics & Medicine : Volume 30:1 Spring 2014

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EDITORIAL
The Human Commodity Nightmare
C. Ben Mitchell, PhD

GREY MATTERS
Miniature Human Brains: An Ethical Analysis
William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS
Compromising the Ethicist
Anonymous

Ethical Issues Raised by Compassionate Access to Experimental Therapies
James J. Rusthoven, MD, MHSC (bioethics), PhD

A Lutheran Defense of the HPV Vaccine
Thor Swanson, MD

Playing God: Medical Ethics and Biblical Justice
Matthew S. Kerlin, PhD

BOOK REVIEWS

Personal Identity and Fractured Selves: Perspective from Philosophy, Ethics and Neuroscience
Debra J.H. Matthews, Hilary Bok, and Peter V. Rabins, eds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
ISBN – 10: 0-8018-9338-0 ; 203 PAGES. CLOTH. $57.00

The Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspective and Clinical Practice
John R. Peteet, MD and Michael N. D’Ambra, MD, eds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
ISBN : 978-421402994 ; 260 PAGES. CLOTH. $50.00

Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist
Christof Koch. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2012.
ISBN: 978-0262017497 ; 187 PAGES. CLOTH. $24.95
The above 3 books have been reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MA (bioethics), FACOG, a consultative gynecologist at Hess Memorial Hospital and Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, USA.

Progress in Bioethics: Science, Policy and Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno and Sam Berger, eds. Cambridge, Mass. ; MIT Press, 2009
ISBN-10: 0262134888 ; 308 PAGES. CLOTH. $19.00
Reviewed by Evan Rosa (BA Philosophy), Communications Director of the Center for Bioethics and Culture and is a Fellow of the Paul Ramsey Institute: he is pursuing an MA in philosophy of religion and ethics at Biola University, La Mirada, CA, USA.

The Ethics of Organ Transplantation
Stephen J. Jensen, Editor. Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University Press of America, 2011.
ISBN : 978-0813218748 ; 339 PAGES. PAPER. $24.95.

The Ethics of Transplants: Why Careless Thought Costs Lives
Janet Richards. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
ISBN : 978-0199575558 ; 256 PAGES. CLOTH. $29.95
The above 2 books have been reviewed by Donna Yarri, PhD (Religious Studies), who is an Associate Professor of Theology at Alvernia University in Reading, PA, USA.

Chimera’s Children: Ethical, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives on non-Human Experimentation
Calum MacKellar and David Albert Jones, eds. London and New York: Continuum, 2012.
ISBN : 978-1441198860 ; 208 PAGES. PAPER. £18.99

Hippocratic, Religious, and Secular Medical Ethics: The Points of Conflict
Robert M. Veatch. Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2012.
ISBN : 978-1589019461 ; 242 PAGES. PAPER. $29.95
The above 2 books have been reviewed by Agneta Sutton, PhD, Lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London, UK.

The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped
Matthew S. Stanford. Colorado Springs and Secunderabad, India : Biblia, 2010.
ISBN : 978-0830856138. 166 PAGES. PAPER. $18.00
Reviewed by Stephen N. Williams, PhD, who teaches philosophy at Union Theological College in Belfast, Ireland, UK.

Justice Between the Young and the Old
Dennis McKerlie, New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
ISBN : 978-0199769131 ; 240 PAGES. CLOTH. $65.00
Reviewed by Corey R. Harris, PhD, who is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Alvernia University in Reading, PA, USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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