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Is there a duty to remain in ignorance?
Questions about information inform many debates in bioethics. One of the reasons for this is that at least some level of information is taken by many to be a prerequisite of valid consent. For others, autonomy in the widest ...
Genetic testing likelihood: the impact of abortion views and quality of life information on women's decisions.
Little is known about factors predicting the likelihood of choosing genetic testing in college aged women versus older women, including knowledge of quality of life (QOL) associated with a disorder. Using vignettes with ...
Use of Advance Directives in Long-Term Care Populations
An advance directive (AD) allows a patient to communicate health care preferences in the event that he or she is no longer able to make these decisions. Many view advance care planning (ACP)?a process that includes discussing ...
Pediatric Palliative Care
Progress in pediatric palliative care has gained momentum, but there remain significant barriers to the appropriate provision of palliative care to ill and dying children, including the lack of properly trained health care ...
Pacemakers and End-of-Life Decisions
Professional Virtue and Professional Self-Awareness: A Case Study in Engineering Ethics
This paper articulates an Aristotelian theory of professional virtue and provides an application of that theory to the subject of engineering ethics. The leading idea is that Aristotle's analysis of the definitive function ...
Trends in Medical End-of-Life Decision Making in Flanders, Belgium 1998-2001-2007
In 2002, Belgium saw the enactment of 3 laws concerning euthanasia, palliative care, and patient rights that are likely to affect end-of-life decision making. This report examines trends in the occurrence and decision-making ...
What Puts the 'Yuck' in the Yuck Factor?
The advances in biotechnology have given rise to a discussion concerning the strong emotional reaction expressed by the public towards biotechnological innovations. This reaction has been named the 'Yuck-factor' by several ...