Ethics & Medicine : Volume 29:1 Spring 2013

Download PDF:E&M 29.1                                                                                                                                                                                       GUEST EDITORIAL FROM FOUNDING EDITOR Brave New World/People/Technology/Questions… Nigel Cameron, PhD  GREY MATTERS The Middle Word in Bioethics William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS How Should the Medical Team Respond to a Patient’s Requests? Jamie Caudill, MD, Gregory W. Rutecki, MD A Case Against Germ-Line Therapy Agneta Sutton, PhD Conscience and Competing Liberty Claims Renee Mirkes, OSF, PhD, Edward A. Morse  Palliative Care Imperative: A Framework for Holistic and Inclusive Palliative Care Lalita Krishna   Book Reviews Recognizing Transsexuals: Personal, Political and Medicolegal Embodiment Zowie Davy. Farmham, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2011.                                                                                                               ISBN 978-1-4094-0565-8 ; 195 PAGES, CLOTH, £55 Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MDiv, MA(Bioethics), FACOG, who is a consultative gynecologist at Hess memorial Hospital and Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, USA Bioethics and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco. Washington, DC : Catholic University of America Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0813218823 ; 327 PAGES, PAPER, $ 24.95 Reviewed by Thor Swanson, MD, MDiv, ThM, MA (Bioethics), who continues to practice family […]

Ethics & Medicine: Volume 28:3 Fall 2012

Download PDF : E&M 28.3                                                                                                                                                                                        EDITORIAL Counting the Cost of Genetic Screening C. Ben Mitchell, PhD  GREY MATTERS Respecting the Absent Patient in Simulation Education William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS The Family That Develops Selective Hearing Christine C. Toevs, MD The Ethics of Creating Chimeras and Other Admixed Organisms David Albert Jones Irresponsible Reminders: Ethical Aspects of Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising Christopher La Barbera, PhD  The Abortifacient Potential of Emergency Contraceptives Jeffrey Lewis, PhD and Dennis Sullivan, PhD   Book Reviews No Place for Dying: Hospitals and the Ideology of Rescue Helen Stanton Chapple. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, 2010. ISBN 9 7 8 -15 9 8 74 4 0 2 6 ; 3 2 2 PAGES, PA PER, $ 3 2 . 9 5 Reviewed by Paul A. Lombardo, PhD, JD, who is Professor of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice Franklin G. Miller and Alan Wertheimer, Editors. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 9 7 8 – 0 -19 – 5 3 3 514 – 9 ; 416 PAGES, C LOTH, $ 3 9 . 9 9 Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MA (Bioethics), […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 28:2 Summer 2012

Download PDF : E&M 28.2 EDITORIAL The Idea of the Modern Hospital C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS When Moral Arguments Do Not Compute: Prospects for an Ethics Checker William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMAS Experiencing Differences Between Europe and American End-of-Life Care: A Difficult Discontinuation of Life Support Diana Gilbert, MD, Franklin Trimm, MD, Gregory Rutecki, MD Are We Forming Ourselves for a Posthuman Future? Jacob Shatzer, MDiv Making Martyrs of Our Children: Religiously Based Requests in Pediatrics Gregory Bock, MA Medicine and Human Identity in Alexander Solzhenitysn’s Cancer Ward Dennis Sansom, PhD Human Germline Genetic Enhancement and C. S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man Stephen A. Phillips, MD   Book Reviews Nature’s End: The Theological Meaning of the New Genetics Richard Sherlock. Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books, 2010 (Religion and Contemporary Culture Series). ISBN 1 – 9 3 3 8 5 9 – 3 9 – 2 ; 2 3 0 PAGES, PA PER, $ 2 5 . 0 0 Reviewed by Donna Yarri, PhD (Religious Studies), who is an Associate Professor of Theology at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. Incapacity and Care: Controversies in Healthcare and Research Helen Watt, editor. Oxford: The Linacre Centre, 2010. […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 28:1 Spring 2012

Download PDF : E&M 28.1 EDITORIAL High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation C. Ben Mitchell, PhD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMAS How Does the Doctor Decide Between Cost and Care? Ferdinand D. Yates, Jr., MD, MA (Bioethics) GREY MATTERS Neural Signatures of Reason and Rhetoric William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD 19 Effective Engagement in Global Bioethics: The Benefits of Questions Sharon A. Falkenheimer, MA (Bioethics), MPH, MD Ethics of Palliative Sedation and Medical Disasters: Four Traditions Advance Public Consensus on Three Issues William Buckley, PhD, MA, Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, FACP, Aaron Mackler, PhD, MA, Aziz Sachedina, PhD, MA Book Reviews A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Popular Culture Craig Detweiler and Barry Taylor. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2003 (fourth printing 2007; Engaging Culture Series). ISBN 9 7 8 – 0 – 8 010 – 2417; 3 51 PAGES, PA PER, $ 2 8 . 0 0 Reviewed by Donna Yarri, PhD (Religious Studies), who is an Associate Professor of Theology at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. Michael Ryan’s Writings on Medical Ethics Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberly Greenwald, editors. London and New York: Springer, 2009. I S B N 9 7 8 9 0 4 8 1 3 0 […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 27:3 Fall 2011

Download PDF : E&M 27.3 EDITORIAL Conflicts of Conscience Matter Because Medicine Matters C. Ben Mitchell CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS When Doctors Disagree Anonymous GREY MATTERS When Conscience Meddles with Ethics William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD In Defence of Selflessness: A Philoshopical Analysis of a Central Virtue in Professional Caring Practices Bart Cusveller, BNurs, PhD Phil Decisions, Moral Status, and the Early Fetus David Jensen, MA, PhD The American Academy of Pediatrics and Female Genital Cutting: When National Organizations are Guided by Personal Agendas Robert S. Van Howe, MD, MS, FAAP Analysing Risk in Medicine and Surgery: A Traditional Jewish Perspective MB Sayers, BMedSC (Cardiovascular Science) The Position of the Family of Palliative Care Patients Within the Decision-Making Process at the End of Life in Singapore Lalit Krishna, MA (Ethics of Cancer and Palliative Care) Book Reviews Christian Bioethics: A Guide for the Perplexed Agneta Sutton. London, UK: T&T Clark/Continuum Books, 2008. ISBN 0-567-03196-9; 180 PAGES, PAPER, $24.95. Reviewed by Evan C. Rosa, BA, who lives with his wife in Fullerton, CA USA while he is pursuing a MA in religion and ethics at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He also is the Communications Director for The Center for […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 27:2 Summer 2011

Download PDF : E&M 27.2 EDITORIAL How Would You Like to Die? C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GUEST COMMENTARY Remembering Dignity Christopher Bechtel CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS Adolescent Confidentiality: An Uneasy Truce Mary B. Adam, MD, PhD, FAAP GREY MATTERS The Origami Brain: From Neural Folds to Neuroethics William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD Is Free Will an Illusion? John R. Meyer, MS, LTD, STD Would Treatment Allocation According to Age-Contigent Deprecation Be Ethical? A Dialysis and Transplantation Paradigm Gregory W. Rutecki, MD The Ethics of Ovarian Tissue Transplantation: A Teleological Perspective Sister Renee Mirkes, OSF, PhD Book Reviews Pharmacogenetics 2nd edition Wendell W. Weber. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-534151-5; 433 PAGES, CLOTH, $79.50 Reviewed by Jacob William Shatzer, MDiv, who is currently pursuing a PhD in theological ethics at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases Lewis Vaughn. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-518282-8; 686 PAGES, PAPER, $84.95 Reviewed by Stephen A. Phillips, MD, MA (Bioethics), who has practiced Family Medicine for twenty-nine years and is currently teaching Medical Ethics and helping to develop a Center for Christian Ethics at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, USA. This Mortal Flesh: Incarnation and Bioethics Brent Waters. […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 27:1 Spring 2011

Download PDF : E&M 27.1 EDITORIAL Human Dignity and Biomedicine C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS Turning a Blind Eye: An Ethical Assessment William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS Capitulation to a Patient’s Demands Robert E. Cranston MD, MA (ethics), FAAN, CPE The Practice of Telemedicine: Medico-Legal and Ethical Issues Fatimah Lateef, MBBS FRCS Is Ageing Bad for Us? Michael Hauskeller, MA, PhD Forced Sterilization of Native Americans: Later Twentieth Century Cooperation with National Eugenic Policies? Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Teleology, Embryonic Personhood, and Stem Cell Research Tim Mosteller, PhD Genes, Jobs, and Justice: Occupational Medicine Physicians and the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Genetic Testing in the Workplace Sherry I Brandt-Rauf, JD, MPHIL, Elka Brandt-Rauf, MPH, Robyn Gershon, DRPH, BSPH, Youngliang Li, MD, MPH, and Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, DRPH, MD, SCD Book Reviews The Evolution Controversy: A Survey of Competing Theories Thomas B. Fowler and Daniel Kuebler. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007. ISBN 0-8010-3174-5; 384 PAGES, PAPER, $28.00 Reviewed by Jeffrey G. Betcher, MD, FRCPC, MA (Ethics), who practices anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Regina Qu’ÄôAppelle Health Region in Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA. Reviving Evangelical Ethics: The Promises and Pitfalls of Classic Models of […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 26:3 Fall 2010

Download PDF : E&M 26.3 GUEST EDITORIAL Avarice and health Care Crisis Eugene F. Diamond, MD GREY MATTERS Doing No Harm to Hippocrates: Reality and Virtual Reality in Ethics Education William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS End-of-Life Care in the Long-Term Cancer Survivor Katelyn Braswell, Wilburn Bolton, MD, Grace Hundley, MD, and Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Sacred Cells? A Reply to Peters, Lebacoqz, and Bennett Gary S. Elkins, PhD How Much Respect Do We Owe the Embryo? Limits to Embryonic Stem Cell Research Dennis L. Sansom, PhD Does Pharmacologically-Altered Memory Change Personal Identity? Sister Renee Mirkes, OSF, PhD Book Reviews After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness Nancy Berlinger. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8018-8176-6; 156 PAGES, PAPER $25.00. Reviewed by Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA, FAAN, who is an associate clinical professor (Neurology) at University of Illinois College of Medicine, a hospital ethicist at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana-Champaign and is medical director for medical subspecialties at Carle Clinic in Urbana, Illinois, USA. Ethics in Electroconvulsive Therapy Jan-Otto Ottosson and Max Fink. New York: Routledge, 2004. ISBN 0-415-94659-X; 127 PAGES, HARDCOVER, $39.95. Reviewed by Charles R. Young, MD, who is now […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 26:2 Summer 2010

Download PDF : E&M 26.2 EDITORIAL The Christian Hippocratic Tradition in Medicine C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS Does Alien Hand Syndrome Refute Free Will? William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS The Need to Know: Disclosure of Information to Pediatric Patients Wayne R Waz, MD On the Nature of Tube Feeding: Basic Care or Medical Treatment? Erik M Clary, MDiv, MA Dignity Never Been Photographed: Scientific Materialism, Enlightenment Liberalism, and Steven Pinker Francis J Beckwith, PhD Physician Autonomy Vs. Self-Regulation: You Can’t Have One Without the Other Amir A Khlig, PhD, Art K Mwachofi, PhD, Robert W Broyles, PhD Book Reviews Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise Holly Fernandez Lynch. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-262-12305-1; 376 PAGES, HARDCOVER $34.00. Reviewed by Sharon F. Billon, MA (Bioethics), MD, FAAD who is retired from the private practice of dermatology in Arroyo Grande, California, USA. Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier; introduction by John Swinton. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8308-3452-5; 115 PAGES, PAPER, $15.00. Reviewed by David C. Cramer, MDiv, MA (Philosophy or Religion), who is an Adjunct Professor for the School of […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 26:1 Spring 2010

Download PDF : E&M 26.1 EDITORIAL Killing Euthanasia C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS Just Enhancement William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS To Dialyze or not to Dialyze Gregory W. Rutecki, MD, Robert D. Orr, MD On Clinical Errors in Geriatric medical Diagnosis: Ethical Issues and Policy Implications E.M. Inelmen, G. Sergi, G. Enzi, I.D. Toffanello, A. Coin, E. Manzato, E. Inelmen An Ethical Analysis of Professional Codes in Health and Medical Care Vanessa Littleton, Natthani Meemon, Gerald-Mark Breen, Binyam Seblega, Seung Chun Paek, Michael Loyal, Nancy Ellis, Thomas T.H. Wan Book Reviews Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: A Natural Law Ethics Approach Margaret L. Eaton and Donald Kennedy. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. ISBN 0-8018-8526-4; 155 PAGES, HARDCOVER $35.00. Reviewed by Jacob William Shatzer, MDiv, who serves on the staff of the Kairos Journal and lives in Louisville, KY. Artificial Nutrition and Hydration and the Permanently Unconscious Patient Ronald P. Hamel and James J. Walter, Editors. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1589011786; 294 PAGES, PAPER, $29.95. Reviewed by Agneta Sutton, PhD, who is a Senior Lecturer at Chichester University and a Visiting Lecturer at Heythrop College at the University of London, both in […]