Ethics & Medicine : Volume 32:3 Fall 2016

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EDITORIAL
Are Doctors Human?

C. Ben Mitchell, PhD

GREY MATTERS
The Robot Will See You Now: Can Medical Technology Be Professional?
William P. Cheshire, Jr, MD

What is the Role of the Church When a National Government Has Internal Healthcare Policies That Fail Its Own Citizens
Nellie Wamaitha; Mary B. Adam, MD, MA, PhD

Towards a Proportionist Approach to Moral Decision Making in Medicine
Paul Walker, MBBS, PhD, FRACS, FACS; Terence Lovat, BTh, BLitt, BEd, MA, ThM, PhD

The Difference between Moral Status and Moral Value Applied to the Ethical Evaluation of the Use of HiPS Cells
Gloria Casanova, PhD; Lucia Gomez-Totay, MS; Justo Aznar, MD, PhD

Human Enhancement, the Person, and Posthuman Personhood
Grzegorz Holub, STM, PhD

Book Reviews

Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well
Lydia Dugdale, MD, Editor, Cambridge, MA:  MIT Pres, 2015
ISBN 978-0-262-02912-4, 205 PAGES. CLOTH, $29.00
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.

Transplantation Ethics (Second Edition)
Robert M. Veach and Lainie F. Ross. Washington, DC; Georgetown University Press, 2015.
ISBN 978-1626161672. 352 PAGES, PAPER. $39.95
Reviewed by Michael G. Munoz, D. Bioethics, MA(Bioethics), MAR, MEd, who has worked in fire fighting for over 30 years, is adjunct faculty at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and serves on the Ethics Committee at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone
Tara M. Owens, Downers Grove, IL.  InterVarsity Press, 2015
ISBN 978-0-8308-3593-5, 256 PAGES, PAPER. $17.00
Reviewed by Jacob Shatzer, MDiv, PhD, who is assistant professor of biblical and theological studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation
Charles Camosy. Grand Rapids, Michigan & Cambridge UK: Eerdmans, 2015
ISBN 978-0-8028-7128-2, 221 PAGES, CLOTH. $22.00
Reviewed by Agneta Sutton, PhD, Lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London, UK.

Political Illiberalism: A Defense of Freedom
Peter L. P. Simpson, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2015.
ISBN 978-1-4128-5574-7, 236 PAGES, HARDBACK. $69.95
The Demise of the “Reasonable Man”:   A Cross-Cultural Study of a Legal Concept
Michael Saltman, New Bruswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers,  2015.
ISBN 978-1-4128-5591-4, 168 PAGES, CLOTH. $29.95
The Death of Humanity and the Case for Life
Richard Weikart, Washington, DC: Regnery Faith, 2016.
ISBN 978-1-62157-489-7, 348 PAGES, CLOTH. $27.99
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.

How I Changed My Mind About Evolution: Evangelicals Reflect on Faith and Science
Kathryn Applegate and J.B. Stump, Editors. Downers Grove, IL:  InterVarsity Press Academic, 2016.
ISBN 978-0-8308-5290-1, 200 PAGES, PAPER. $16.00
Reviewed by Donna Yarri, PhD (Religious Studies), who is Professor of Theology at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

 

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