Ethics & Medicine : Volume 32:1 Spring 2016

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EDITORIAL
On the Role of Physicians and Goals of Medicine
C. Ben Mitchell, PhD

GREY MATTERS
Ethical Assessment of Personal Health-Monitoring Technologies That Interface with the Autonomic Nervous System
William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

Respecting the Wishes of Incapacitated Patients at the End of Life
Sim Shin Wei, MBBS; Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna, MBChB, MA, FRCP, FAMS, PhD

Periviability : Translating Informed Assent and Non-Dissent to Obstetrics
Tara A. Lynch, MD; Paul Burcher, MD, PhD

Gender Dyspohoria and the Ethics of Transsexual (i.e., Gender Reassignment) Surgery
Todd T.W. Daly, PhD

Book Reviews

The New Kinship : Constructing Donor-Conceived Families
Naomi Cahn, New York and London : New York University Press, 2013
ISBN   9780814772034       256 PAGES. CLOTH. $35.00
Reviewed by Kate Jackson-Meyer, MA (Religion), who is currently a doctoral student and Flatley Fellow in theological ethics at Boston College, is co-coordinator of BC Theology Partakers Group (providing academic support to the imprisoned) and Graduate Assistant in Medical Humanities at Boston College, Boston, MA, USA.

God, Freedom, and Human Dignity : Embracing a God-Centered Identity in a Me-Centered CultureRon Highfield, Downers Grove : IVP Academic Press, 2013.
ISBN    978-0-8308-2711-4       229 PAGES. PAPER. $22.00
Robot Ethics : The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics
Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, and George A. Bekey, Editors. Cambridge and London : The MIT Press, 2012.
ISBN  978-0-262-01666-7        365 PAGES. PAPER. $47.00
Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MA (Bioethics), MDiv, FACOG, recently retired from consultative gynecology at Hess Memorial Hospital and Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, USA.

Intuition in Medicine : A Philosophical Defense of Clinical Reasoning
Hille D. Braude. Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
ISBN-13    978-0-226-07166-4        256 PAGES. CLOTH. $54.00
Reviewed by Jeffrey G. Betcher, MC, FRCPC, MA (Ethics), who is clinical assistant professor at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Shaping Our Selves : On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking
Erik Parens, New York : Oxford 2015.
ISBN  978-0-19-021174-5       200 PAGES, CLOTH. $35.00
Reviewed by Jacob Schatzer, PhD, MDiv, who is assistant professor of biblical and theological studies at Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas, USA.

Why the Church Needs Bioethics
John F. Kilner, Editor. Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2011.
ISBN  9-780310-328520            304 PAGES. PAPER. $26.99
Reviewed by Agneta Sutton, PhD, Lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London, UK.

Deconstructing Dignity : A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate
Scott Cutler Shershow, Chicago/London : University of Chicago Press, 2014.
ISBN  978-0-226-08812-9           216 PAGES. CLOTH. $37.56
Reviewed by Stephen N. Williams, MA, PhD, who is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland and serves on the Editorial Board of Ethics & Medicine.

Free Will
Mark Balaguer. Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2014.
ISBN   978-0-262-52579-4           140 PAGES. CLOTH. $12.95
Reviewed by Dennis M. Sullivan, M, MA (Ethics), Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, USA.

 

 

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