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Are Pregnant Women Fetal Containers?
Purdy explores the argument that women's rights to control their bodies should be subordinated to the welfare of their fetuses. She gives examples ofinstances where women's decisions about pregnancy and childbirth have ...
Literature and Ethical Medicine: Five Cases From Common Practice
This essay is composed of five stories written by practicing physicians about their patients. Each clinical story describes a challenging ethical condition-potential abuse of medical power, gravely ill and probably over-treated ...
Long Time Dying: When 'Miracle Cures' Don't Cure
Ethics Education for Medical House Officers: Long Term Improvements in Knowledge and Confidence
OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term effects of an innovative curriculum on medical house officers' (HOs') knowledge, confidence, and attitudes regarding medical ethics. DESIGN: Long term cohort study. The two-year curriculum, ...
The Ethical Arguments Concerning the Artificial Ventilation of Patients With Motor Neurone Disease
This paper focuses on the ethical dilemmas created by advanced technology that would allow patients with motor neurone disease to be sustained by artificial ventilation. The author attempts to support the patient's right ...
Drawing the Line Between Life and Death