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Literature and Ethical Medicine: Five Cases From Common Practice
This essay is composed of five stories written by practicing physicians about their patients. Each clinical story describes a challenging ethical condition-potential abuse of medical power, gravely ill and probably over-treated ...
The Politics of Human-Embryo Research -- Avoiding Ethical Gridlock
The country needs clear and consistent rules for research on human embryos, as well as uniform methods of review. This uniformity cannot be provided by local institutional review boards, but only by a central review panel. ...
Resolving the Clinical and Ethical Dilemma Involved in Fetal-Maternal Conflicts
A serious ethical dilemma occurs when a pregnant woman refuses a medically indicated intervention. Should respect for her autonomy preclude any approach other than to accept her decision? Should the caregivers have recourse ...
Abortion: The Antithesis of Womanhood?
The debate regarding the practice and role of abortion has been an enduring and problematic area of discourse within the nursing literature, with a tendency towards a polarized and inevitably simplistic analysis of what, ...
Anencephalics as Organ Sources
In recent years, the need for infant organs for transplantation has increased. There is a growing recognition of the potential use of anencephalics as sources of organs. Prevalent arguments defending the use of live ...