Ethics & Medicine Volume 25:1 Spring 2009

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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
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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 7 8 – 1 4 0 2 0 3 5 9 2 0; 192 PAGES, CLOTH, $129.00
Reviewed by R. Henry Williams, MD, MA (Bioethics), FACP, who practices internal medicine and chairs the ethics committee at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

Ethical Practice in Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Joanna Collicutt McGrath. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
I S B N 9 7 8 – 0 1 9 8 5 6 8 9 9 5; 192 PAGES, PAPER $49.95
Reviewed by Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Bioethics), FAAN, who is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of Illinois College of Medicine (Urbana-Champaign) and currently chairs the Neurology Division and Ethics Committee for Carle Clinic Association and Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, USA.

Bioterror and Biowarfare
Malcolm Dando. Oxford England: Oneworld Publications, 2006.
I S B N 9 7 8 – 1 8 51 6 8 4 4 7 2; 256 PAGES, PAPER, $15.95
Reviewed by Ronald D. Crock, MD, FACP, MA (Bioethics), who is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Program Director at Canton Medical Education Foundation in Canton, Ohio, USA.

Beyond Method: Philosophical Conversations in Healthcare Research and Scholarship
Pamela M. Ironside, Ed. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2005.
I S B N 0 – 2 9 9 – 2 0 8 2 4 – 9; 308 PAGES, PAPER, $26.95
Reviewed by Claretta Yvonne Dupree, RN, PhD, who is an assistant professor at The Medical College of Wisconsin in the Dept. of Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine Section, and is also the Director of Research for the Palliative Care Program at the Children’ÄôˆÑˆ¥s Hospital of Wisconsin, USA.

Evangelicals in the Public Square: Four Formative Voices on Political Thought and Action
J. Budziszewski with David L. Weeks, John Bolt, William Edgar, and Ashley
Woodiwiss; afterword by Jean Bethke Elshtain. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006.

I S B N 9 7 8 – 0 8 0 1 0 3 1 5 6 4 ; 224 PAGES, PAPER, $20.00
Reviewed by David B. Fletcher, PhD, Department of Philosophy, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, USA.

Gender, Power, and Persuasion: the Genesis Narratives and Contemporary Portraits
Mignon R. Jacobs. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic Press, 2007.
I S B N 9 7 8 – 0 – 8 0 1 0 – 2 7 0 6 – 2; 272 PAGES, PAPER,$21.99
Reviewed by Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MA (Bioethics), FACOG, who a consultative gynecologist at Hess Memorial Hospital and Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, USA.

Belmont Revisited: Ethical Principles for Research with Human Subjects
James F. Childress, Eric M. Meslin, and Harold T. Shapiro, Editors. Washington, D.C.:
Georgetown University Press, 2005.

I S B N 9 7 8 – 1 – 5 8 9 0 1 – 0 6 2 – 8, 279 PAGES, PAPER $29.95
Reviewed by D. Joy Riley, MD, MA (Bioethics), who serves as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Center for Bioethics and Culture in Brentwood, TN, USA.

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