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Fashioning an Ethic for Life and Death in a Post-Modern Society
The question is explored of whether the state may stop competent individuals from being voluntarily euthanatized, now that the state's power is justified by reason instead of divine right. The challenge of determining ...
The Use of Fetal and Anencephalic Tissue for Transplantation
Advances in transplantation have extended the life and relieved the suffering of thousands of individuals....The prospect of being able to use tissues from embryos, as well as from anencephalic newborns, offers the promise ...
Pluralism and the Good: Can Ethics Take Pluralism Seriously? Bioethics as Civil Discourse
In separate essays, Engelhardt and Jennings discuss the problem of bioethical discourse in a pluralistic society where there is profound disagreement over the morality of abortion, euthanasia, embryo research, and other ...
Intensive Care Units, Scarce Resources, and Conflicting Principles of Justice
The authors approach the societal problem of the just distribution of health care resources by exploring one example-- the allocation of intensive care unit (ICU) beds between present patients and those awaiting admission--within ...
Brain Life, Brain Death, Fetal Parts