Ethics & Medicine : Volume 34:1 Spring 2018

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EDITORIAL
Conscience and Healthcare Professionals
C. Ben Mitchell, PhD

GREY MATTERS
If Mosquitoes Were to Disappear from the World
William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMA
When a Surrogate Refuses Life Sustaining Treatment
Cheyn Onarecker, MD, MA; F.D. Yates, Jr., MD, MA

A Limited Image?: Practitioners, Patients, and Playing God
Jacob Shatzer, PhD

Life Postulates: Euclid, Mathematical Perfection and Teaching Ethics to Adult Students
Richard Sams II, MD, MA

The Opioid Epidemic, Deadly Sins, and the Soul
Dennis L. Sansom, PhD

The Ethical Landscape of Assisted Suicide: A Balanced Analysis
Dennis M. Sullivan, MD, MA; Robert M. Taylor, MD

BOOK REVIEWS

Pursuing Moral Faithfulness: Ethics and Christian Discipleship
Gary Tyra, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015.
ISBN  978-0-8308-2465-6; 304 PAGES, PAPER. $30.00
Reviewed by Jeffrey G. Betcher, MD, FRCPC, MA(Bioethics), who is clinical assistant profesor at the Colleg of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan and is Department Head and Medical Director of Critical Care at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Post-Secular Society
Peter Nynas, Mika Lassander, and Terhi Utriainen, Editors, New Brunswick: Transaction Publisher, 2015.
ISBN  978-1-4128-5482-5. 282 PAGES, PAPER. $44.95.
Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MA(Bioethics), MDiv, FACOG, retired from consultative gynecology at Hess memorial Hospital and Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, USA.

Sexual Ethics: A Theological Introduction
Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2002.
ISBN  978-1-58901-913-3. 192 PAGES, PAPER. $27.95.
Reviewed by Agneta Sutton, PhD, Lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London, UK.

Evolution and Holiness: Sociology, Altruism and the Quest for Wesleyan Perfection
Matthew Nelson Hill, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press Academic, 2016.
ISBN  978-0830839070. 247 PAGES, PAPER. $30.00.
 Reviewed by Stephen N. Williams, MA, PhD, who is Honorary Professor of Theology, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland and serves on the Editorial Board of Ethics & Medicine.

Sociology of Religion: An Historical Introduction
Roberto Cipriano (translated by Laura Ferrorotti), New Brunswick, NJ and London Transaction Publishers, 2015.
ISBN  978-1412854467.  326 PAGES. PAPER. $34.95
Reviewed by Donna Yarri, PhD (Religious Studies), who is Professor of Theology at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

 

 

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