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Dutch Euthanasia: Background, Practice, and Present Justifications
Dutch developments on euthanasia have drawn much attention over the years. Defenders and opponents have been telling very different stories about the practice of euthanasia and the frequency of cases, and the Dutch government ...
The Ethics of Caring for Conjoined Twins: The Lakeberg Twins
In June 1993, conjoined twins Amy and Angela Lakeberg became the focus of national attention. They shared a complex six-chambered heart and one liver; only one could survive separation surgery, and even her chances were slim. ...
The Ethics of Letting Go
Models of the Doctor-Patient Relationship and the Ethics Committee: Part One
Models of the doctor-patient relationship determine which value will predominate in the interaction of the parties. That value then significantly colors and even sometimes alters the nature of the ethical discussion. ...
Clinical Ethics as Medical Hermeneutics
There are several branches of ethics. Clinical ethics, the one closest to medical decisionmaking, can be seen as a branch of medicine itself. In this view, clinical ethics is a unitary hermeneutics. Its rule is a guideline ...
Surrogate Decisions at Risk: The