Ethics & Medicine : Volume 30:3 Fall 2014

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EDITORIAL                                                                                                                                                                                        E&M 30-3
Human Dignity : A First Principle
C. Ben Mitchell, PhD

GREY MATTERS
Can Electronic Medical Records Make Physicians More Ethical?
William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

Medicine and the Pressure of the Marketplace : Ethical Issues Involved in Medical Research and Practice
Dennis Sansom, PhD

The Moral Philosophical Challenges Posed by Fully Implantable Permanent Pacemakers
Paul Walker, MBBS, FRACS, FACS; Terence Lovat, BTh, BLitt, BEd, MA, ThM, PhD; James W. Leitch, MBBS, FRACP; Peter Saul, MA, MB, MChir, MRCP, FRCA, FANZCA, FCICM

Global Bioethics and Respect for Tradition: A Response to Ruth Macklin
Gregory L. Bock, PhD

BOOK REVIEWS

In  Search of the Good : A Life in Bioethics
Daniel Callahan. Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 2012.
ISBN  9780262018487 ; 232 PAGES, CLOTH, $29.00/ £19.95
Reviewed by D. Joy Riley, MD, MA(Bioethics) who serves as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Center of Bioethics and Culture in Brentwood, TN, USA.

Changing Signs of Truth : A Christian Introduction to the Semiotics of Communication
Crystal L. Downing. Downer’s Grove, ILL: InterVarsity Press Academics, 2012.
ISBN 978-0-8308-3966-7, 295 PAGES; PAPER, $24

Incarnational Humanism : A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the WorldJens Zimmerman. Downer’s Grove, ILL : InterVarsity Press Academic, 2012.
ISBN 978-0-8308-3903-2; a325 PAGES, PAPER, $30.00
The above two 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.

Flourishing : Health, Disease, and Bioethics in Theological Perspective
Neil Messer. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, UK: Wm. B. Eerdmans.
ISBN  978-0-8028-6899-2 ; PAGES, PAPER, $37.99
Reviewed by Stephen N. Williams, MA, PhD, who serves on the Editorial Board of Ethics & Medicine and is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological College in Belfast, Ireland, UK.

God and Gadgets : Following Jesus in a Technological Age
Brad J. Kallenburg. Eugene, ORE : Cascade, 2011.
ISBN: 978-1-60899-399-4; 172 pp. Paperback. $22.00

The Anticipatory Corpse : Medicine, Power, and the Care of Dying
Jeffrey P. Bishop, University of Notre Dame Press, 2011.
ISBN: 978-0-268-0227-3; 411 pp. Paperback. $35.00
The above two books have been reviewed by Jacob Shatzer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, USA.

Health, Healing and the Church’s Mission : Biblical Perspectives and Moral Priorities
Willard M. Swartley, Downer’s Grove, ILL : InterVarsity Press, 2012.
ISBN 978-83058-3974-2; 268 PAGES, PAPER, $24
Reviewed by Thor Swanson, MD, MDiv, ThM, MA(Bioethics), who continues to practice family medicine at Siouxland Community Health Center where he is also a director and is active at Friendship Community Church in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, USA.

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