Ethics & Medicine : Volume 26:2 Summer 2010

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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 Religion and Philosophy at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA.

The Criminalization of Medicine’ÄîAmerica’Äôs War on Doctors (Part of the Praeger Series on Contemporary Health and Living, Julie Silver, Series Editor)
Ronald T. Libby. Westport, Connecticut and London, UK: Praeger, 2008.
ISBN-13 978-0-313-3453463
224 PAGES, CLOTH, $49.95.

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 medical director for medical subspecialties at Carle Clinic
in Urbana, Illinois, USA.

More Humane Medicine: A Liberal Catholic Bioethics
James F. Drane. Edinboro, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, PA: 2003.
ISBN 0-972-75300-1;
399 PAGES, PAPERBACK, $24.95

Reviewed by Agneta Sutton, PhD, who lectures in bioethics and sexual ethics at Heythrop College, University of London.

The Ethics of Surgical Practice: Cases, Dilemmas, and Resolutions
James W. Jones, Laurence B. McCullough, and Bruce W. Richman. New York: Oxford University Press, USA, 2008.
ISBN 978-0195321098;
360 PAGES, PAPER, $24.95

Reviewed by Christian J. Vercler, MD, MA (Bioethics, Theological Studies), currently a
fellow in plastic surgery at the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Training Program in Boston,
Massachusetts, previously served as a Clinical Ethics Fellow at the Emory Center for Ethics at
Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human
Germline Modification (Basic

Ronald Cole-Turner, Editor. Cambridge, MA and London, England: The MIT Press,
2009.

ISBN 9-7082652-533010;
237 PAGES, CLOTH, $58; PAPER $23

Reviewed by Donna Yarri, PhD (Religious Studies), who is an Associate Professor of
Theology at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.

The Ethics of Hospital Trustees
Bruce Jennings, Bradford H. Gray, Virginia A. Sharpe, Alan R. Fleischman, editors. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2004
ISBN 1-58901-015-9;
284 PAGES, HARDCOVER, $64.95

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.

Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s Life and the
Battle to Legalize Euthanasia

Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.
ISBN 978-0-299-21710-8;
273 PAGES, HARDCOVER, $27.95

Reviewed by Jacob William Shatzer, MDiv, who serves on the staff of the Kairos Journal and
lives in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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