Ethics & Medicine : Volume 33:2 Summer 2017

Download PDF : E&M 33:2                                                                                                                                                                                                             EDITORIAL The Ends of Moral Medicine C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS Telemedicine and the Ethics of Medical Care at a Distance William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS When Parents Disagree Helen O. Williams, MD CRISPR – Cas9 : The Latest Fashion in Designer Babies Daryl F. Sas, PhD ; Hannah Martin Lawrenz, BA Length and Format of Informed Consent Forms in Clinical Trails in Different Patent Populations (Pediatric, Adult, Elderly) Base on Samples from Poland Agata Bloswick, MSc; Dr. Hab. Agnieszka Skowron Three End-of-Life Cases; Resolving Their Moral Dilemmas Renee Mirkes, […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 33:1 Spring 2017

Download PDF : E&M 33:1                                                                                                                                                    EDITORIAL Dignity’s Danger Jacob Schatzer, PhD GREY MATTERS Loopthink: A Limitation of Medical Artificial Intelligence William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD Double Effect Reasoning : Why We Need It Helen Watt, PhD Autonomy in Applied Medical Ethics Joseph Freer, MBBS, BSc, DTMH, CiLT The Relationship of Gametes to Those who Procreate and Its Impact on Artificially Generated Gamete Technologies Michal Pruski, BSc (Hons), AFHEA Embracing PVS 2.0 (The “Permanent? Vegetative? State”): Medical Research Beckons Ethicists Considering the Issue of ANH Withdrawal to Adopt a More Challenging Situational Narrative Erik M. Clary, PhD Are Parents Liable for Their Babies’ Prenatally Acquired Injuries? Carlo V. Bellieni, MD; Alberto M. Gambino, PhD BOOK REVIEWS Reading Karl Barth, Interrupting Moral Technique, Transforming Biomedical Ethics Ashley John Moyse. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ISBN  978-1-137-53690-7.   263 PAGES, CLOTH.  $100.00 Reviewed by Jacob Schatzer, PhD, who is assistant professor of biblical and theological studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Potentiality : Metaphysical and Bioethical Dimensions John P. Lizza, Editor. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. ISBN  978-1421411743, 288 PAGES, PAPER.  $49.95 Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MA (Bioethics), MDiv, FACOG, recently retired from consultative […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 32:3 Fall 2016

Download PDF : E&M 32:3                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 32:2 Summer 2016

Download PDF : E&M 32:2                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EDITORIAL The Patient as Person, the Diagnosis as Personal C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS The Elemental Ethicon William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD Morality and Ethical Theories in the Context of Human Behavior Irina Filip, MD; Neeta Saheba, MD; Bryan Wick, MD; Amir Radfar, MD, MPH, MSc A Metaphysical Definition of Death Margaret M. Sealey, MB, ChB, FFARCSI, MA, BA Virtue as Mediator : Informing Health Care Issues Through Virtue Ethics and Scripture Stephen Meawad, MT An Aristotlian -Thomistic Moral Analysis of Two Cases of Medical Induction for Previable Infants Renee Mirkes, OSF, PhD Book Reviews Should We Live Forever? The Ethical Ambiguities of Aging Gilbert Meileander, Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2013. ISBN  978-0-8028-6869-5.   121 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $18.00. Reviewed by Todd T.W. Daly, Phd(Theological Ethics), who is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics at Urbana Theological Seminary in Champaign, Illinois, USA, an associate fellow at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in nearby Deerfield, Illinois and has served as an inaugural fellow at the Paul Ramsey Institute. He currently resides in Champaign, Illinois, USA. Reproductive Medicine and the Life Sciences in the Contemporary Economy : a Sociomaterial Perspective Alexander Styhre and Rebecka […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 32:1 Spring 2016

Download PDF : E&M 32:1  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       […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 31:3 Fall 2015

Download PDF : E&M 31.3       EDITORIAL We’re All in This Together C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS The Sum of All Thoughts: Prospects of Uploading the Mind to a Computer William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD The Principle of Totality and the Limits of Enhancement Joshua W. Schulz, PhD Assisted Reproduction, the Logic of Liberalization, and Five Christian Responses Morten Magelssen, MD, PhD; Ole Jakob Filtvedt, PhD Ethics  Tensions Involved in Mandatory Immunization Programs: A Communitarian Response Dennis L. Sansom, PhD Book Reviews Patient Care and Professionalism Catherine D. DeAngelis, editor. Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-992625-1. 219 PAGES, CLOTH, $45.00Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MA (Bioethics), MDiv, FACOG, recently retired from consultative gynecology at Hess Memorial Hospital and Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauson, Wisconsin, USA. An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom Robertson McQuilken and Paul Copan, Downers Grove, IL. InterVarsity Press Academic, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8308-2818-0. 667 PAGES. HARDCOVER, $45.00. Reviewed by Stephen N. Williams, MA, PhD, who serves in the Editorial Board of Ethics & Medicine and is a Professor at Systematic Theology at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. The Therapeutic Cloning Debate: Global Science and Journalism in […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 31:2 Summer 2015

Download PDF : E&M 31.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EDITORIAL Why Doctors Must not Be Complicit in Killing Their Patients C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GUEST EDITORIAL Is the Technological Imperative Imperative? Jacob Shatzer, MDiv, PhD GREY MATTERS Beyond Humanity: Theological and Biotechnological Perspectives on Enhancement in Dialogue William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD Theology and Technology: Mapping the Questions Jacob Shatzer, MDiv, PhD Autonomy vs. Selflessness at the End of Life Hannah B. Martin, BA; Daryl F. Sas, PhD Book Reviews Renaissance, the Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times Os Guinness. Downers Grove, IL; IVP Books, 2014 ISBN 978-0-8308-3671-0 (ELECTRONIC: 978-0-8308-9657-4), 187 PAGES, PAPER, $11.99 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 Carole Clinic in Urbana, Illinois, USA. Disaster Bioethics: Normative Issues When Nothing Is Normal (Public Health Ethics Analysis, Vol. 2) Donal P. O’Mathuna, Bert Bordijn, and Mike Clarke (Eds). Dordrecht: Springer, 2013. ISBN: 978-9400738638, 219 pages, cloth, $99.64. Reviewed by Sharon A. Falkenheimer, MD (Aerospace Medicine), MPH, MA (Bioethics), who has taught bioethics at the University of Texas Health […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 31:1 Spring 2015

Download PDF : E&M 31.1                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EDITORIAL Dying Well C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GUEST COMMENTARY A Traditionalist Protestant Response to Roman Catholic Rules about the Induction of Unborn Anencephalic Babies Thor Swanson, MDiv, ThM, MA GREY MATTERS Multitasking and the Neuroethics of Distraction William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMA Choosing Birth or Death – Before Birth Robert D. Orr, MD, CM Euthanasia and the Experience of the Yoruba People of Nigeria Aborisade Olasunkanmi The Sociocultural and Ethical Issues Behind the Decision for Artificial Hydration in a Young Palliative Patient with Recurrent […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 30:3 Fall 2014

Download PDF: E&M 30:3      EDITORIAL                                                                                                                                                                                        Human Dignity : A First Principle C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS Can Electronic Medical Records Make Physicians More Ethical? William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD Medicine and the Pressure of the Marketplace : Ethical Issues Involved in Medical Research and Practice Dennis Sansom, PhD The Moral Philosophical Challenges Posed by Fully Implantable Permanent Pacemakers Paul Walker, MBBS, FRACS, FACS; Terence Lovat, BTh, BLitt, BEd, MA, ThM, PhD; James W. Leitch, MBBS, FRACP; Peter Saul, MA, MB, MChir, MRCP, FRCA, FANZCA, FCICM Global Bioethics and Respect for Tradition: A Response to Ruth Macklin Gregory L. Bock, PhD BOOK REVIEWS In  Search of the Good : A Life in Bioethics Daniel Callahan. Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 2012. ISBN  9780262018487 ; 232 PAGES, CLOTH, $29.00/ £19.95 Reviewed by D. Joy Riley, MD, MA(Bioethics) who serves as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Center of Bioethics and Culture in Brentwood, TN, USA. Changing Signs of Truth : A Christian Introduction to the Semiotics of Communication Crystal L. Downing. Downer’s Grove, ILL: InterVarsity Press Academics, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8308-3966-7, 295 PAGES; PAPER, $24 Incarnational Humanism : A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the WorldJens Zimmerman. Downer’s Grove, […]

Ethics & Medicine : Volume 30:2 Summer 2014

Download PDF: E&M 30:2                                                                                                  EDITORIAL Shouldn’t Children Want Parents of Their Own? C. Ben Mitchell, PhD GREY MATTERS Dignifying Intellectual Disability William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD Freedom for Life : Karl Barth, Transhumanism and Human Flourishing Jonathan M. Cahill The Development of Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Research : Serendipity or Eulogy Bhumika Aggarwal, MBBS, DTCD, MBA, MPM & Mayank Gurnani, MBBS, MBA Readability of Research Consent Forms in a Military Treatment Facility Cristobal S. Berry-Cabin, PHD, Cheri L.Portee, BSN, Lindsey A. Beaman, BSCR, Kyle L. Hoedebecke, MD BOOK REVIEWS Beyond Humanity?: The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement Allen E. Buchanan, New York: Oxford, UP, 2011. ISBN:  987-0-19-958-781-0; 286 PAGES, CLOTH, $35.00. Better Than Human: The Promise and Perils of Enhancing Ourselves Allen E. Buchanan, New York: Oxford UP, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-19-979787-5; 208 PAGES, CLOTH, $21.95. Development of Bioethics in the United States (Philosophy and Medicine Vol. 115)  Jeremy R. Garrett, Fabrice Jotterand, and D. Christopher Ralston (Eds.). NY: Springer, 2013. ISBN: 978-94-007-4010-5; 279 PAGES, CLOTH. $129.00 The above three books have been reviewed by Sharon A. Falkenheimer, MD (Aerospace Medicine), MPH, MA (Bioethics), who has taught bioethics at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, TX and at […]