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Informed Consent, Cancer, and Truth in Prognosis
...The national survey conducted by Louis Harris for a presidential commission on bioethics in 1982...found that 96 percent of Americans wanted to be told if they had cancer, and 85 percent wanted a "realistic estimate" ...
Siamese Twins: Killing One to Save the Other
The birth of Siamese twins joined at the chest (thoracopagus twins) and sharing a heart creates an ethical dilemma. Infants with conjoined hearts survive no more than a few months, and physicians must decide whether to ...
Trying to Live Forever
A French Homunculus in a Tennessee Court
In the Tennessee case of
...From a purely logical perspective, one might imagine that the intent to produce death and the death itself, rather than the means, would be determinative in judging the act. From this perspective, there should be ...
How We Lie