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Priorities in Health Care: Reply to Lewis and Charny
This paper is a reply to proposals to base priority health-care decisions on public opinion surveys. Whilst it is recognised that current practice is less than satisfactory, it is argued here that basing health-care priorities ...
Speculative Philosophy, the Troubled Middle, and the Ethics of Animal Experimentation
Even to begin discussing the ethics of animal experimentation we must locate our place in the "ethical three-ring circus" of the debate among "human welfarists," "animal rightists" and those in the "troubled middle." ...
The Use of Anencephalic Infants as Organ Sources: A Critique
The recent abandonment of the only active U.S. protocol for harvesting organs from anencephalic donors by Loma Linda University Medical Center in California indicates the unresolved issues inherent in such an effort. An ...
Conflicts Between Patients' Wishes to Forgo Treatment and the Policies of Health Care Facilities
The authors explore the question of how the right of patients to refuse life-sustaining treatment can be reconciled with a hospital's or nursing home's differing philosophy of care. They review three recent court cases ...
The Right to Be Born
The Battle Over Abortion
The Moral Status of the Near-Term Fetus
Continuing a dialogue begun in an earlier issue of the