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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 Asbury Draft Policy on Ethical Use of Resources
Many doctors find themselves torn between two contradictory principles: to do the best for the individual patient and to be responsible for an overall budget that is insufficient for the best care for each individual ...
Exploring the Role of Religion in Medical Ethics
From time to time medical ethicists bemoan the loss of a religious perspective in medical ethics. The discipline had its origins in the thinking of explicitly religious thinkers such as Paul Ramsey and Joseph Fletcher. ...
Ethics of Managed Care: Challenges to the Principles of Relationship-Centered Care
Health care reform involves ethical issues on many levels. First, the impetus to reform the health care system stems in large part from concerns about equity, just distribution of goods and services, and commitments to ...
Marketing Human Organs: The Autonomy Paradox
The severe shortage of organs for transplantation and the continual reluctance of the public to voluntarily donate has prompted consideration of alternative strategies for organ procurement. This paper explores the development ...