Ethics & Medicine : Volume 25:3 Fall 2009

Download PDF : E&M 25.3 EDITORIAL On Human Bioenhancements C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GUEST COMMENTARY Think It’s Greed? It Might Be PDMD: Public Service Announcement Marc E. Keller and Bert M. Bieler, MD GREY MATTERS Facebook and Fusiform Gyrus William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS Continuing “Futile” Support at Relative’s Insistence Robert D. Orr, MD, CM Tracking Chromosomes, Castrating Dwarves: Uninformed Consent and Eugenic Research Paul A. Lombardo, PhD, JD The Future of the Human Species Brent Waters, DPhil “Give Me Children or I’ll Die!” Is it Time to Consider the Uterus as a Non-vital Organ Transplant? Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Book Reviews Caring for Those in Crisis: Facing Ethical Dilemmas with Patients and Families Kenneth P. Mottram. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-58743-191-3; 160 PAGES, PAPERER, $17.99 Reviewed by Patrick T. Smith, MDiv, MA (philosophy), PhD (candidate in philosophy), who is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Director of the Ethics Department at Angela Hospice Care Center in Livonia, Michigan, USA Easeful Death: Is There a Case for Assisted Dying? Mary Warnock & Elisabeth MacDonald. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, 2008. ISBN978-0-19-953990-1; […]

Ethics & Medicine Volume 25:2 Summer 2009

Download PDF : E&M 25.2 GUEST COMMENTARY Pulling the Sheet Back Down: A Response to Battin on the Practice of Terminal Sedation Patrick T. Smith, MDiv. MA, PhD(cand.), and James S. Boal, MD GREY MATTERS Accelerated Thought in the Fast Lane William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS On the Permissibility of a DNR Order for the Patient with Dismal Prognosis Ryan R. Nash, MD Revitalizing Medicine: Empowering Natality vs. Fearing Mortality Brent Waters, DPhil Boonin’s Defense of the Sentience Criterion: A Critique Matthew Flannagan, PhD A Virtue-Ethical Approach towards applying Principilism Jeffrey W. Bulger, PhD Book Reviews The New Medicine: Life and Death After Hippocrates Nigel M. de S. Cameron. Chicago and London: The Bioethics Press, 2001 ISBN 0-9711599-0-4; 187 pages, paper $21.95 Reviewed by Agnetta Sutton, PhD, who is a Senior Lecturer at Chichester University and a Visiting Lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London, both in the UK. End-of-Life Decision Making: A Cross-National Study Robert H. Blank and Janna C. Merrick, Editors. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005 ISBN 0-262-02574-4; 266 Pages: Hardcover, $32.00 Reviewed by Claretta Yvonne Dupree, RN, PhD, who is an assistant professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Department of Nursing. […]

Ethics & Medicine Volume 25:1 Spring 2009

Download PDF : E&M 25.1 EDITORIAL The Indignity of “Death with Dignity” C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GUEST COMMENTARY Pleasing Desires or Pleasing Wishes? A New Approach to Health Definition Carlo V. Bellieni, MD and Giuseppe Buonocroe, MD GREY MATTERS Till We have Minds William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS Is It Permissible to forgo Emergent Restorative Surgery in This Case? Dennis M. Sullivan, MD, MA(Ethics) and Susan A. Salladay, RN, PhD Anti-Aging, Rights, and Human Nature Thomas D. Kennedy, PhD On Referring A. A. Howsepian, PhD Ethical Dilemmas in Triage: A Perspective from the Jewish Philosophical Tradition D. M. S. Bodansky, BMedSc (Neuroscience) Book Reviews Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics (second edition) Robert M. Veatch and Amy Haddad. Oxford University Press, 2008 I S B N 9 7 8 – 0 – 1 9 – 5 3 0 8 1 2 – 9; 336 PAGES, PAPER, $29.95 Reviewed by Gregory W Rutecki, MD, who is Director of Medical Education at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Clinical Bioethics: A Search for the Foundations (International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine) Corrado Viafora, ed. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2005. I S B N – 9 […]

Ethics & Medicine Volume 24:3 Fall 2008

Download PDF : E&M 24.3 EDITORIAL Healthcare and the Common Good C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GUEST COMMENTARY How Much Brain Do I Need to Be Human? Scott B. Rae, PhD GREY MATTERS The Synapse and Other Gaps William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS The Rights and Responsibilities of Pregnant Women Susan M. Haack, MD, MA (Bioethics), FACOG Complicity and Stem Cell Research: Countering the Utilitarian Argument Dennis M. Sullivan, MD, MA (Ethics) and Aaron Costerisan, MA (Ethics) An Ethical Analysis of the Harm Reduction Approach to Prostitution Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Bioethics), FACOOG Zenoism, Depress ion and Attitudes Toward Suicide and Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Moderating Effects of Religiousity and Gender K. J. Kaplan, PhD, et al Book Reviews Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology Roger E. Olson. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007. ISBN 0 – 8 010 -316 9 – 9; 247 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $19.99 Reviewed by David C. Cramer, MDiv, MA (Philosophy of Religion, cand.), who is an Adjunct Professor for the School of Religion and Philosophy at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA. Ethics & AIDS in Africa: The Challenge to Our Thinking Anton A. Van Niekerk and Lorette M. Kopelman, Ed. Walnut Creek, […]

Ethics & Medicine Volume 24:2 Summer 2008

Download PDF : E&M 24.2 EDITORIAL Ethics or Metaphysics? David C. Carmer, MD GUEST COMMENTARY Reading Brain Scans for Intention Identification: A Tale of Two Anthropologies Sister Renee Mirkes, OSF, PhD GREY MATTERS From Biochemical Synapse to Bioethical Syntax William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS Is It Permissible to Forgo Life-Saving Dialysis? Robert Cranton, MD, MA Ethics in the Emergency Department Fatimah Lateef, MBBS, FRCS (A&E) (EDin), FAMS (EmMed) Dispensing with Conscience: A History of Difference Jerome Wernow, PhD The Necessity of Spiritual Care Towards the End of Life Syed Qamar Abbas, MD, PGD (Medical Ethics) and Sibtain Panjwani, BDS, MA, PhD Book Reviews A Concise History of Euthanasia: Life, Death, God and Medicine Ian Dowbiggin. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefeld Publishers, Inc., 2007. ISBN 978-0742531116; 176 PAGES, PAPER $19.95 Reviewed by Stephen N. Williams, PhD, who has lectured and written on issues in medical ethics, including euthanasia, as Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological College, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND Biotechnology and the Human Good C. Ben Mitchell, Edmund D. Pellegrino, Jean Bethke Elshtain, John F. Kilner, and Scott B. Rae. Washington, D. C.: Gerogetown University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1589011380, 210 PAGES, PAPER $24.95 Reviewed by Sharon F. […]

Ethics & Medicine Volume 24:1 Spring 2008

Download PDF : E&M 24.1 Editorial Genetically Enhancing Athletes? C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GUEST COMMENTARY How do Doctors Become Killers? Ronald Pies, MD GREY MATTERS In the Twilight of Aging, A Twinkle of Hope William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS Is It Permissable to Shut Off the Pacemaker? Ferdinand D. Yates, Jr., MD, MA and Robert D. Orr, MD, CM Uses of Biblical, Theological, and Religious Rhetoric by Cloning Advocates: A Critique Dennis L. Durst, MDiv, PhD Differences Between Behaviours of Female Patients From Poland and Belarussia After Natural Miscarriage and Induced Abortion Magdalena Szymanska, MD, PhD and Bogdan Chazan, MD, PhD Contemporary Medicine: Applied Human Science or Technological Enterprise? Sylvie Fortin, PhD, Fernando Alvarez, MD, Gilles Bibeau, PhD, and Danielle Laudy, PhD Finding Ethically Acceptable Solutions for Therapeutic Human Stem Cell Research John R. Meyer, MS, DDS, STD Book Reviews Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System By Stephen P. Kiernan. New York: St. Marin’s, 2006. ISBN 0-312-34224-1-1; 275 pages, Hardcover, $25.95 Reviewed b y David C. Cramer, who is currently finishing MDiv and Ma (Philosophy of Religion) degrees at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, USA Hardwired Behavior: What Neuroscience Reveals about […]

Ethics & Medicine Volume 23:3 Fall 2007

Download PDF : E&M 23.3 EDITORIAL In Memoriam: Harold O. J. Brown (1933-2007) C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS Can Grey Voxels Solve Neuroethical Dilemmas? William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Consultant in Neuroethics at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. The views expressed herein are his own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Mayo Clinic or Mayo Foundations, USA. CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS Permissibility to Stop Off-Label Use of Expensive Drug Treatment for Child? Daniel A. Beals, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery for the Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. He presently serves as a member of several ethics committees, both locally and nationally. He is also a fellow of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, USA. Ordinary and Extraordinary Means of Treatment Georg Spielthenner, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Applied Ethics at the University of Zambia, Lusaka, ZAMBIA The Meaning of Human Sexuality according to Karol Wojtyla and Sigmund Freud Margaret Sealey, MD, Consultant Anesthesiologist (retired), who specialized in liver transplant and neurosurgical anesthesia at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Having gained an M.A. in Personal, Moral and Spiritual Development at […]

Ethics & Medicine Volume 23:2 Summer 2007

Download PDF : E&M 23.2 End of Life Issue GUEST COMMENTARY A Good Death John Dunlop, M.D. Clinical Ethics Dilemmas: End of Life Issues Permissibility to Accept Refusal of Potentially Life-Saving Treatment Greg Rutecki, M.D. Themed Article: End of Life Issues Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: There is an Alternative Sylvia Dianne Ledger, MA, RN, FETC Themed Article: End of Life Issues Zeno, Job and Terry Schiavo: The Right to Die Versus the Right to Live Kalman J. Kaplan, Ph.D. Themed Article: End of Life Issues Cerebral Neuropsychology, ‘Libetian’ Action, and Euthanasia A. A. Howsepian, MD, Ph.D. Themed Article: End of Life Issues Legal and Ethical Issues Associated with Brain Death Archimandrite Makarios Griniezakis, MA, MDiv, STM, MSc, Ph.D. GREY MATTERS Glimpsing the Grey Marble William P. Cheshire, Jr., M.D. Book Reviews The Ethical Dimensions of Psychoanalysis: A Dialogue By W. W. Meissner, Albany, N.Y.: State University of new York Press, 2003 ISBN 0-7914-5690-0: 371 pages, Paperback $29.95 Reviewed by James A. Tahmisian, PhD (Clinical Psychology) Why Animal Experimentation Matters: the Use of Animals in Medical Research By Ellen Frankel Paul and Jeffrey Paul, Editors, New Brunswick (USA) and London (UK); Transaction Publishers, 2001 ISBN 0-7658-0685-1; 224 pages, Paperback, $14.95/¬£18095 Reviewed […]

Ethics & Medicine Volume 23:1 Spring 2007

Download PDF : E&M 23.1 Editorial Scientists, Ethics, and Public Engagement C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D. GUEST COMMENTARY Ethics and Genetics of Human Behavior Calum MacKellar, Ph.D. GUEST COMMENTARY Education and Practice of Medical Ethics in Bulgaria after Political and Socio-Economic Changes in the 90s Borislav D. Dimitrov, M.D., MSc, SM, Ph.D., Zlatka Glutnikova, MC, SM, Ph.D., Bogdana St. Dimitrovoa, M.D., SM CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS Permissibility to Stop Man’s Ventilator on his Request John Dunlop, M.D. Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Legitimate Application of Just-War Theory? Luke Johnson, MA Report on the 13th Annual Conference on Bioethics Neuroethics: The New Frontier Andrew Fergusson, MB, MRCGP GREY MATTERS: NEUROETHICS The Matter of the Brightened Grey William P. Cheshire, Jr., M.D. THEMED ARTICLE: NEUROETHICS Brains, Ethics, and Elective Surgeries: Emerging Ethics Consultation Paul J. Ford, Ph.D., Joseph P. DeMarco, Ph.D. THEMED ARTICLE: NEUROETHICS Neuroethics and the Person: Should Neurological and Cognitive Criteria be used to Define Human Value? Derrick L. Hassert, Ph.D. Book Reviews The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank. David Plotz. New York: Random House, 2005. ISBN 1-4000-6124-5, 262 pp., hardcover $24.95 (USA), $34.95 (Canada). Reviewed by Claretta Yvonne Dupree, RN, Ph.D. Transplantation Ethics. Robert M. […]

Ethics & Medicine Volume 22:3 Fall 2006

Download PDF : E&M 22.3 Editorial Human Egg “Donation” C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D. Grey Matters When Eloquence is Inarticulate William P. Cheshire, Jr., M.D. Clinical Ethics Dilemmas Limitation of Treatment Decisions for Unwanted Neonate Susan Haack, M.D., M.A. (Bioethics), F.A.C.O.G. Are Christian Voices Needed in Public Bioethics Debates?: Care for Persons with Disabilities as a Test Case Jay Hollman, M.D. and John Kilner, Ph.D. Must Physicians Always Act in Their Patients’ Best Interests? A. A. Howsepian, M.D., Ph.D. Newborn Screening: Toward a Just System Sister Renee Mirkes, O.S.F., Ph.D. Women, Physicians, and Breastfeeding Advice: A Regional Analysis J. Stolzer, Ph.D. and Syed Afzal Hossain, Ph.D. Book Review The Social Lives of Medicine By Susan Reynolds Whyte, Sjaak Van der Geest, and Anita Hardon, 200 pages, $21.00, paperback ISBN 0-521-80469-8, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002 Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, M.D., M.A. (Bioethics), F.A.C.O.G.