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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. ...
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. ...
Philosophical Reflections on a Rational Treatment Plan
The notion of rationality in medicine is examined in its scientific, consensual, and moral senses. A "rational" treatment plan is held to be a conglomerate of appropriate judgments based on scientific facts, statistical data, ...