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The Ethics Of
In this paper, the focus is not on some particular developmental feature of the human embryo, but rather on the embryo's potential for development
Zygotes, Souls, Substances, and Persons
The thesis that the human zygote is essentially identical with the person into which it can develop is difficult to maintain, because the zygote can become several persons. In addition, the thesis depends upon ambiguities in ...
The Embryo Debate
The Case for Reassessment of Health Care Technology: Once Is Not Enough
The authors emphasize the need to consider continuous reassessment of health care technologies already in use in the face of rising health care costs and of questions about quality and effectiveness. Among the issues covered ...
Duty of Care to Unborn Child
Futility and the Ethics of Resuscitation
It has been suggested that physicians be allowed to withhold resuscitation without seeking patient consent where the procedure would be a futile intervention. These proposals have been criticized on the grounds that such ...
Principles in Regard to Withholding or Withdrawing Artificially Assisted Nutrition/hydration
(Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Office of the Vicar General, 1990)