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Ethical Issues in Pediatrics
State Interests in Terminating Medical Treatment
Judicial reasoning in termination of treatment decisions has neglected valid state interests in the preservation of life and the ethical integrity of medicine. Courts must balance these interests against individual liberty, ...
This article is from the 1989 CONTEMPO issue of the
Ethical Issues in Growth Hormone Therapy
Growth hormone therapy for short children who do not meet the classic criteria for growth hormone deficiency should be evaluated from the perspective of cultural values, not biologic norms of health. Physicians can weigh ...
Trends in the Development of Medical Ethics in the USSR
The study of professional ethics has a long tradition in the Soviet Union; medical ethics is a code of conduct as well as an academic discipline. The paper discusses the ethical issues in intensive care, the definition ...
Decisions at the End of Life