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Meeting of World Medical Association in Venice
Several changes in existing WMA declarations were adopted at the 1983 annual Assembly. The 1948 Declaration of Geneva was amended to indicate respect for human life from the "time of commencement" rather than the previous ...
The Traditionalist Jewish Physician and Modern Biomedical Ethical Problems
Rosner, a professor of medicine, discusses some of the ethical issues that confront the traditionally observant Jewish physician. He focuses particularly on special ethical problems for the observant Jewish medical student, ...
Fetal Rights? It Depends
Public Debate on Issues of Life and Death
Recent American developments in the debate over the legal and ethical aspects of withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining technologies are reported, and details are given of a 1983 California case involving charges brought ...
The Ethics of Society Rather Than Medical Ethics
Responding to a preceding article by J.D. Swales, Smith argues against medical ethics as the domain solely of physicians and advocates incorporating instruction in ethical analysis into the medical curriculum. He supports ...