Ethics & Medicine : Volume 30:2 Summer 2014

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EDITORIAL
Shouldn’t Children Want Parents of Their Own?

C. Ben Mitchell, PhD

GREY MATTERS
Dignifying Intellectual Disability
William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

Freedom for Life : Karl Barth, Transhumanism and Human Flourishing
Jonathan M. Cahill

The Development of Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Research : Serendipity or Eulogy
Bhumika Aggarwal, MBBS, DTCD, MBA, MPM & Mayank Gurnani, MBBS, MBA

Readability of Research Consent Forms in a Military Treatment Facility
Cristobal S. Berry-Cabin, PHD, Cheri L.Portee, BSN, Lindsey A. Beaman, BSCR, Kyle L. Hoedebecke, MD

BOOK REVIEWS

Beyond Humanity?: The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement
Allen E. Buchanan, New York: Oxford, UP, 2011.
ISBN:  987-0-19-958-781-0; 286 PAGES, CLOTH, $35.00.

Better Than Human: The Promise and Perils of Enhancing Ourselves
Allen E. Buchanan, New York: Oxford UP, 2011.
ISBN: 978-0-19-979787-5; 208 PAGES, CLOTH, $21.95.

Development of Bioethics in the United States (Philosophy and Medicine Vol. 115) 
Jeremy R. Garrett, Fabrice Jotterand, and D. Christopher Ralston (Eds.). NY: Springer, 2013.
ISBN: 978-94-007-4010-5; 279 PAGES, CLOTH. $129.00
The above three books have been reviewed by Sharon A. Falkenheimer, MD (Aerospace Medicine), MPH, MA (Bioethics), who has taught bioethics at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, TX and at Trinity College in Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. She is an Academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, and an Associate Fellow at the Center of Bioethics and Human Dignity at Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL, USA.

The Christian Art of Dying: Learning from Jesus 
Allen Verhey, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011.
ISBN: 978-0802866721; 423 PAGES; PAPER, $30.00.
Reviewed by Mathew A. Crawford, MA, ThM, who is matriculating for a Doctorate in Theology at Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA.

Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace
Kenman L. Wong and Scott B. Rae. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011.
ISBN: 978-0-8308-2816-6, 288 PAGES, PAPER, $24.00.
Reviewed by Agneta Sutton, PhD, who is a Lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London, UK.

Ethics, Sexual Orientation, and Choices About Children
Timothy E. Murphy, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9-780262-018050; 181 PAGES, CLOTH, $27.00.

Saving Babies? The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening
(Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries Series)

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder, Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
ISBN: 978-0-226-92497-7, 307 PAGES, CLOTH, $30.00.
The above two books have been reviewed by Donna Yarri, PhD (Religious Studies), who is an Associate Professor of Theology at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.

Standing on Principles: Collected Essays
Tom L. Beauchamp, New York: Oxford UP, 2010.
ISBN: 978-0-1997-3718-5291: 291 PAGES, CLOTH $55.00.
Reviewed by David B. Fletcher, PhD, who is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, and a Fellow at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Deerfield, IL, USA

Against Moral Responsibility
Bruce N. Waller, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2011.
ISBN: 978-0-262-01659-9; 364 PAGES, CLOTH, $40.00
Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MA, MDiv, FACOG, who is a consultative gynecologist at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston, WI, USA.

 

 

 

 

 

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